AUSTIN PEAY LADY GOVS (0-0, 1-2): Austin Peay lost its home opener to No. 8 Louisville (90-52) but bounced back with a win against Binghamton (71-67). Senior Leslie Martinez led the team in both contests, scoring 14 points versus Louisville and following that with a 20-point performance against Binghamton. Senior Kaitlyn Hill nearly had a double-double against Louisville, finishing with nine points and 14 rebounds. Hill had a 14-point, 9-rebound outing against Binghamton. Freshman Alexis Hardaway finished with 10 points and six rebounds against Binghamton. Austin Peay will play in the UTSA Thanksgiving Classic, fasting host UTSA on Friday and William & Mary on Saturday.
BELMONT BRUINS (0-0, 1-3): Belmont dropped games to Chattanooga (84-54) and No. 10 Georgia (70-38). Senior Katie Brooks led the team in scoring with 10.0 points per game over the two contests. Against Chattanooga, she netted a team-high 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting. Senior Jordan Coleman averaged 8.5 points and 8.5 rebounds last week. She just missed her first double-double against Georgia with nine points and 11 rebounds. Belmont will host Binghamton on Tuesday and travel to Indiana State on Sunday.
EASTERN ILLINOIS PANTHERS (0-0, 1-2): Eastern Illinois defeated San Jose State, 88-67, on Monday. It marked the first win for first-year head coach Lee Buchanan. Five Panthers scored in double figures, led by Jordyne Crunk with 17 points on 5-for-8 shooting. Senior Kelsey Wyss recorded 13 points, five rebounds, five assists and five steals. The five steals were a career-high for Wyss. Sydney Mitchell led the team with eight rebounds. The Panthers forced 23 turnovers, scoring 26 points off the miscues. Eastern Illinois will travel to the Marriott Classic where it will face Buffalo on Saturday and host Dayton on Sunday.
EASTERN KENTUCKY LADY COLONELS (0-0, 3-0): Eastern Kentucky defeated Kent State (56-42) and UNC Asheville (67-47) to remain undefeated on the season. It marks the first time the Lady Colonels have opened the year 3-0 since the 2007-08 season. Senior Jade Barber notched her second straight double-double against Kent State as she put up 16 points and brought down 18 boards. Against UNCA, she recorded 12 points and eight rebounds in 12 minutes of play. She also recorded six blocks over the two games. Freshman Miranda Maples came off the bench against Kent State and was a perfect 3-for-3 from the field for six points to go with three rebounds. She had four points, six boards and one block versus UNC Asheville. Eastern Kentucky will travel to Puerto Rico over the Thanksgiving holiday to play in the San Juan Shoot Out. The Lady Colonels face Florida State on Friday and Milwaukee on Sunday.
JACKSONVILLE STATE GAMECOCKS (0-0, 0-4): Jacksonville State dropped a trio of games last week, falling to Georgia State (79-50), Mercer (63-51) and Samford (48-45). Sophomore Brianna Morrow recorded 15 points and 19 rebounds, including 11 offensive boards at Georgia State. Junior Dashuna Truss dished out seven assists and recorded six steals over the three games. She also posted 15 points and 13 rebounds last week. Freshman Peyton Hisel started all three games and finished the week with back-to-back seven-point outings. Jacksonville State will return home on Sunday to face Jacksonville.
MOREHEAD STATE EAGLES (0-0, 1-2): Morehead State split a pair of home games in the Preseason WNIT, defeating Kennesaw State (50-49) before falling to Northern Illinois (76-46). The win over KSU marked the program’s 500th all-time victory. Junior Terrice Robinson recorded team-highs of 19 points and seven rebounds in the win over the Owls. Despite coming off the bench in all three games this season, Robinson leads the team with 14.3 points and 2.5 steals per game. Freshman Kailee Howe scored a career-best 13 points versus NIU and averaged 10.0 points over the two games. Morehead state will travel to Xavier on Friday and to No. 6 Kentucky on Friday.
MURRAY STATE RACERS (0-0, 1-3): Murray State split a pair of road matches, falling to James Madison (71-51) and defeating Longwood (76-68). Senior Mariah Robinson led the team in both contests. She put up 14 points versus James Madison and recorded 28 points to go with 11 rebounds in the win over Longwood. Freshman Kelsey Dirks averaged 5.0 points and 5.0 rebounds over the two games last week. Murray State will return to action on Tuesday as it hosts Evansville. The game can be seen on the OVC Digital Network.
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI REDHAWKS (0-0, 2-2 ): Southeast Missouri fell to No. 25 Kansas (68-58) before defeating Arkansas State (52-51). The win at ASU snapped a 23-game non-conference road losing streak. Junior Patricia Mack led the team with 17 points to go with 10 rebounds in the win over Arkansas State. She averaged 10.5 points and 8.5 rebounds over the two games. Junior Jordan Hunter dished out six assists in the come-from-behind win against ASU. She also tallied five points in the second half. Freshman Kara Wright scored eight points at Kansas and recorded seven against Arkansas State. Southeast Missouri will travel to the David Jones Classic where it will face host Houston on Friday and UT-Pan American on Saturday.
SIUE COUGARS (0-0, 2-2): SIUE fell to UIC (68-61) and No. 18 Purdue (66-51) before defeating Western Illinois (68-58). Sophomore Tierny Austin averaged 13.6 points over the three games. She recorded a career-high 16 points versus UIC and set a new career-mark with 18 points against No. 18 Purdue. She also had 17 rebounds, five assists and five steals for the week. Freshman CoCo Moore tallied 25 points and eight rebounds over the three games. She posted 13 points in the win over Western Illinois. She also recorded nine assists and four steals last week. The Cougars will travel to Dallas Texas where they will participate in the Hoops for the Cure Tourney. SIUE will play host SMU on Friday and either Montana State or Clemson on Saturday.
TENNESSEE STATE LADY TIGERS (0-0, 1-1): Tennessee State had last week off and will return to the court this week for a trio of games. The Tigers will host Kansas State on Tuesday before traveling to the Samford Thanksgiving Classic. TSU will play UAB on Friday and Samford on Saturday.
TENNESSEE TECH GOLDEN EAGLES (0-0, 2-1): Tennessee Tech fell to Akron (78-67) before defeating Rice (78-65). Sophomore Diamond Henderson averaged 26.0 points over the two games while shooting 53.1 percent from the floor, including hitting a pair of three-pointers. Henderson scored a career-high 31 points versus Akron and followed that up with a 21-point, 6-assist, 4-steal performance against Rice. Senior Lashay Davis recorded 19 points and seven rebounds over the two games. Against Rice, she hit a trio of three-pointers while also dishing out a career-best four assists. Tennessee Tech remains home during the month of November and will host Middle Tennessee on Tuesday and ULM on Friday.
UT MARTIN SKYHAWKS (0-0, 1-4): UT Martin dropped a trio of matches at the Rainbow Wahine Tournament last week. The Skyhawks fell to Hawai’i (73-69), No. 1 Baylor (82-67) and No. 4 Stanford (92-68). Juniors Jasmine Newsome and Heather Butler combined for 135 of the Skyhawks’ 204 total points over the three games. Newsome recorded 20.3 points per game and was named to the all-tourney team for her efforts. Newsome also dished out 17 assists during the tournament. Freshman Katie Schubert recorded 19 points over the three games, including 10 against No. 4 Stanford. She also led the team with seven boards against Hawai’i. UT Martin will return home as it hosts No.6/7 Louisville on Monday.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23
Eastern Kentucky vs. Florida State (@San Juan, Puerto Rico) – 1:30 p.m.
Tennessee State vs. UAB (@Birmingham, Ala.) – 2 p.m.
Morehead State at No. 6 Kentucky – 3 p.m.
SIUE at SMU – 5 p.m.
Southeast Missouri at Houston – 5:30 p.m.
Austin Peayat UTSA – 7 p.m.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24
SIUE at Hoops for the Cure Tournament – TBA
Southeast Missouri vs. UT-Pan American (@Houston, Texas) – 10 a.m.
Tennessee State at Samford – 3 p.m.
Eastern Illinois vs. Buffalo (@Dayton, Ohio) – 6 p.m.
Austin Peay vs. William & Mary (@San Antonio, Texas) – 7 p.m.
ULM at Tennessee Tech – 7 p.m. (OVC Digital Network)
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25
Eastern Kentucky vs. Milwaukee (@San Juan, Puerto Rico) – 11 a.m.
Eastern Illinois at Dayton – 1 p.m.
Jacksonville at Jacksonville State – 2 p.m.
Belmont at Indiana State – 3:05 p.m.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26
No. 6/7 Louisville at UT Martin – 7 p.m. (OVC Digital Network)
adidasฎ OVC Players of the Week November 20
Diamond Henderson, G So., 5’6 Kennesaw, Ga. Tennessee Tech
Henderson recorded 26.0 points per game as Tennessee Tech split a pair of games last week. She came off the bench in the loss to Akron and scored a career-high 31 points. In the win over Rice, Henderson recorded 21 points, a career-high six assists and a career-best four steals to go with one blocks.
Jasmine Newsome, G Jr., 5’7 Millington, Tenn. UT Martin
Newsome averaged 20.3 points, 6.0 rebounds and 5.7 assists during the Jack in the Box Rainbow Wahine Classic. She led the team in assists in every game, including dishing out seven against No. 1 Baylor. Newsome combined with Heather Butler to score 135 of the Skyhawks 204 points during the tourney. Newsome led the team with 25 points in the loss to Hawai’i and followed that up with 24 against Baylor and 12 versus No. 4 Stanford.
Others Nominated: Leslie Martinez, Austin Peay; Katie Brooks, Belmont; Kelsey Wyss, Eastern Illinois; Jade Barber, Eastern Kentucky; Mariah Robinson, Murray State; Patricia Mack, Southeast Missouri; Tierny Austin, SIUE
Lashay Davis, G Sr., 5’6 Baxter, Tenn. Tennessee Tech
Davis put up 9.5 points per game while shooting 53.8 percent from the floor as Tennessee Tech went 1-1 last week. She scored 10 points versus Akron and followed that up with nine against Rice. Davis drained three shots from behind the arc against Rice while also dishing out a career-high four assists.
Others Nominated: Jordan Coleman, Belmont; Dashauna Truss, Jacksonville State; Jordan Hunter, Southeast Missouri
CoCo Moore, G Fr., 5’7 Indianapolis, Ind. SIUE
Moore averaged 8.3 points over the games for SIUE. She scored a career-high nine points against No. 18 Purdue and then bettered that total with 13 in the win over Western Illinois. She grabbed a career-best five boards in the win over the Leathernecks and also added a career-high four assists.
Others Nominated: Miranda Maples, Eastern Kentucky; Peyton Hisel, Jacksonville State; Kaliee Howe, Morehead State; Kelsey Dirks, Murray State; Kara Wright, Southeast Missouri; Katie Shubert, UT Martin.
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