Lions Women Return Home to Face Northwest Missouri

Press Release MSSU:


Game Information

Date: Wednesday January 21, 2015
Tip-Off: 5:30 pm
Location: Joplin, Mo.
Site: Corn Court/Leggett & Platt Athletic Center
Series Record: Series Tied, 24-24

Coaches
NWMSU: Michael Smith, 10-17 (2nd Season, NWMSU); 78-85 (7th Season Overall)
MSSU: Ronda Hubbard, 30-12 (2nd Season)

Media Coverage
MSSU Radio: KBTN 99.7 FM, Mike McClure play-by-play
Internet Audio: mssulions.com
Webcast: mssulions.com
Live Stats: mssulions.com
Lions on Facebook: Facebook.com/missourisouthernlions
Lions on Twitter: @mososports; @MOSO_Wmns_Bball

MIAA Team Rankings – The Lions ranked 1st in the MIAA in free throw percentage (.786), rebounding defense (29.7 rpg), 2nd in 3-pt FG percentage (.378), 3rd in reboundin margin (+7.7 rpg), scoring defense (55.9 ppg), 3-point FGs made (6.5 per game), 5th in scoring margin (+14.1 ppg), FG percentage (.440), steals, (8.5 spg), 6th in assists (14.2 apg), and 7th in FG percentage defense (.383).

MIAA Individual Ranks – Sharese Jones is 8th in the MIAA in scoring with 14.9 ppg, 6th in FG percentage as she is shooting 54.4% from the field hitting 80-147, 7th in rebounding with 7.1 rpg, 5th in free throw percentage shooting 83.1% (54-65).
Nic Hartzog is 16th in the league in scoring with 12.9 ppg, 2nd in free throw percentage shooting 86.3%, 63-73 from the line, 3rd in steals with 2.2 spg, and 10th in field goal percentage at 50.8% (60-118).
Lex Fitzpatrick is 9th in the MIAA with 3.4 assists per game.

National Stat Leaders – The Lions are 5th in NCAA D2 in free throw percentage shooting 78.6% as a team and are 9th in scoring defense allowing just 55.9 ppg. The Lions are also 18th in three point field goal percentage shooting 37.8 percent (98-259), 25th in both scoring margin with a +14.1 ppg and rebounding margin +7.6 rpg, and 37th in field goal percentage shooting 44.0 percent (355-807). Sharese Jones is 36th in all of NCAA D2 in field-goal percentage shooting 54.4% from the floor and Nic Hartzog is 43rd in free throw percentage shooting 86.3 % .

Three Point Streak – The Lions have made a three pointer in 424 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 404 straight games without allowing 100+ points.

Leading at the half – The Lions have led the game at the half in 11 of 15 games this season and are 10-1. Southern is 21-5 when that happens under Coach Hubbard.

Outshoot the Opponents – Southern has out-shot their opponents in nine out of 15 games this season and are 24-4 when that happens under Coach Hubbard.

Dropping Dimes – The Lions dropped more dimes than their opponents in 11 out of 15 games this season and are 27-5 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 10 of their 15 opponents this season and are 26-6 when that happens under Coach Hubbard.