Lions Women Resume State Farm Trophy Series Match-up at #7 Pitt State Saturday

Press Release MSSU:
The Missouri Southern Women’s Basketball team will put their State Farm Trophy Series point on the line Saturday afternoon in Pittsburg, Kan. as they take on 7th ranked Pittsburg State.

Game Information
Date: Saturday February 21, 2015
Tip-Off: 1:30 pm
Location: Pittsburg, Kan.
Site: John Lance Arena

The Series
Series Record: PSU leads, 44-40
Series History: This is the 85th meeting between the State Farm Trophy Series rivals, the most played series in Southern history. Pitt State holds a 44-40 advantage, winning the last six out of seven contests.Pitt State holds a 25-16 advantage inside John Lance Arena, while Southern leads 23-18 in Joplin and the series is tied 1-1 on neutral courts. The Lions defeated PSU 82-67 at Washburn on March 12, 1993 in the NCAA South Central Regional, while Pitt State defeated the Lions 61-57 in OT in the first round of the MIAA Post-Season Tournament in Kansas City on March 4, 2011.Southern’s longest winning streak was eight games from December 12, 1974 thru February 24, 1978.Pitt State’s longest winning streak was at 10 from January 28, 1998 thru February 13, 2002.

PSU: Lane Lord, 151-79 (8th Season)
MSSU: Ronda Hubbard, 36-14 (2nd Season)

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MIAA Team Rankings – The Lions ranked 1st in the MIAA in free throw percentage (.781), 2nd in rebounding defense (31.3 rpg), 3-pt FG percentage (.357), 3rd in 3-pt FG percentage defense (.287), rebounding margin (+5.4 rpg), steals (8.3 spg), 5th in scoring defense (58.5 ppg), scoring margin (+10.6 ppg), 3-pt FG made (6.0 per game), 6th in FG percentage (.419), and assists (12.8 apg).

MIAA Individual Ranks – Sharese Jones is 11th in the MIAA in scoring with 14.3 ppg, 7th in FG percentage as she is shooting 50.7% from the field hitting 105-207, 5th in rebounding with 7.5 rpg, 5th in free throw percentage shooting 83.0% (93-112).Nic Hartzog is 12th in the league in scoring with 13.5 ppg, 2nd in free throw percentage shooting 85.8%, 109-127 from the line, and 1st in steals with 2.5 spg.Lex Fitzpatrick is 10th in the MIAA with 3.1 assists per game and 15th in steals with 1.4 per game.

National Stat Leaders – The Lions are 9th in NCAA D2 in free throw percentage shooting 78.1% as a team and 25th in scoring defense allowing just 58.5 ppg. The Lions are also 40th in scoring margin with a +10.6 ppg, 44th in rebounding margin +5.4 rpg, and 42nd in 3-pt FG percentage shooting 35.7%. Nic Hartzog is 42nd in free throw percentage shooting 84.7 % and 43rd in steals per game with 2.45 per contest.

Dialing Long Distance – The Lions have made a three pointer in 432 consecutive games. The last time Southern did not make a shot from downtown was in a 68-53 loss to Southern Arkansas on Nov. 20, 1999.

Defensive Effort – The Lions have not allowed 100 points to an opponent since Emporia State defeated Southern 102-60 on Feb. 12, 2000. That is 412 straight games without allowing 100+ points.

Leading At The Half – The Lions have led the game at the half in 14 of 23 games this season and are 13-1. Southern is 24-5 when that happens under Coach Hubbard.
Sharp ShootingSouthern has out-shot their opponents in 11 out of 23 games this season and are 26-4 when that happens under Coach Hubbard.

Dropping Dimes – The Lions dropped more dimes than their opponents in 16 out of 23 games this season and are 31-5 when that happens all time under Coach Hubbard. The Lions set a new team record for assists in a game with 33 assists on 39 made buckets against Central Christian on November 25, 2014.

Glass Cleaners – The Lions, as a team out rebounded 15 of their 23 opponents this season and are 30-6 when that happens under Coach Hubbard.