MSU Begins Four-Game Homestand Feb. 1
Jan. 23, 2013
Evansville Game Notes
Southern Illinois Game Notes (Available by 5 p.m. Saturday)
Missouri State Lady Bears (9-8/1-4 MVC) at
Evansville Purple Aces (6-10/4-1 MVC), 11 a.m. Friday
Southern Illinois Salukis (4-12/1-4 MVC), 1:05 p.m. Sunday
Location: Evansville, Ind./Carbondale, Ill.
Site: Ford Center (9,650)/SIU Arena (8,339)
TV: KY3 (Southern Illinois)
Radio: KTXR 101.3 FM
Live Audio: RadioSpringfield.com
Live Video: Evansville (pay) -- Southern Illinois (free ESPN3 webcast)
Live Stats: Evansville -- Southern Illinois
The Missouri State Lady Bears (9-8, 1-4 MVC) are on the road again this week for the third time in four conference weekends, with a game against a surprising Evansville (6-10, 4-1) team at 11 a.m. Friday. The rare morning tip time is scheduled as part of UE's annual promotion that drew nearly 3,000 students from local school districts last season.
After the Evansville game, the Lady Bears head to Southern Illinois for a 1:05 p.m. Sunday game against the Salukis (4-12, 1-4) that can be seen live on KY3.
Missouri State returns home for four games after that, beginning Feb. 1 against Indiana State to kick off a busy Hall of Fame Weekend at MSU.
The Lady Bears are 30-9 all-time against Evansville with a 12-7 record in Evansville. MSU has won the last eight in the series by an average margin of 19.6 points with no game closer than 13 points.
Missouri State is 41-26 all-time against Southern Illinois with a 16-15 record in Carbondale. Missouri State is 8-2 in its last 10 games against SIU, out-scoring the Salukis by an average of 11.3 points per game over that span.
After a 2-9 non-conference start, Evansville has surprised the MVC with a 4-1 conference record. Transfer Mallory Ladd joined UE seven games ago and has taken over the team lead in scoring (15.1) and rebounding (9.9) while making her last 44 free throws. Khristian Hart (13.6) and Samantha Heck (13.5) join Ladd to form a dangerous scoring trio.
As a team, Evansville scores 57.9 points and allows 66.2 while shooting 36.3 percent overall, 31.5 percent on 3-pointers and 75.4 percent from the foul line.
Scouting Southern Illinois
Southern Illinois is 4-12 overall and 1-4 in MVC play entering its Friday home game with Wichita State. The Salukis own victories over Drake, Chicago State, SIU Edwardsville and SEMO this season.
SIU head coach Missy Tiber resigned from her post Monday after in the midst of her fourth season, leaving assistant Adrianne Harlow in charge on an interim basis.
Last season's MVC Freshman of the Year, Cartaesha Macklin, leads the team in scoring at 14.1 points per game to go with 4.6 rebounds and 3.9 assists.
As a team, SIU scores 61.9 points and allows 75.3 while shooting 37.8 percent overall, 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 64.6 percent from the foul line.