Lady Bears Welcome Southern Illinois, Evansville to JQH This Week
Desiree Phillips
Desiree Phillips

Feb. 20, 2013

Southern Illinois Game Notes
Evansville Game Notes 
(Available by 5 p.m. Friday)

Missouri State Lady Bears (12-13/4-9 MVC) vs.

    Southern Illinois Salukis (4-19/1-11 MVC), 7:05 p.m. Thursday
    Evansville Purple Aces (8-15/6-6 MVC), 7:05 p.m. Saturday
Location: Springfield, Mo.
Site: JQH Arena (11,000)
TV: KY3 (Evansville only)
Radio: KTXR 101.3 FM
Live Audio:
Live Video: Bears All-Access
Live Stats: SIU -- Evansville

The Missouri State Lady Bears (12-13, 4-9 MVC) look to recapture the momentum gained on their last homestand this week when they host Southern Illinois at 7:05 p.m. Thursday and Evansville at 7:05 p.m. Saturday at JQH Arena.
   Fans are encouraged to wear white to Thursday's game as part of a "White Out" promotion at MSU.
   Missouri State has averaged 86.7 points per game in its last three home contests, and has just five games remaining before the MVC Tournament begins March 14 in St. Charles, Mo.
   The Lady Bears conclude the regular season March 9 at home against first-place Wichita State, and visit Indiana State and Illinois State March 1 and 3 to round out the schedule. Missouri State sits 2.5 games behind Evansville for the all-important sixth spot in the conference standings that would ensure a bye into the tournament quarterfinals.

Series Histories
MSU leads the all-time series with SIU 42-26, including a 24-11 record in Springfield. The Lady Bears have won their last five home games against the Salukis by an average score of 78.4-61.4.
   The Lady Bears lead Evansville 30-10 in the all-time series, including a 17-1 record in Springfield. MSU had won eight straight in the series prior to last month’s loss at UE.

First Meetings This Season
Missouri State defeated SIU 79-72 Jan. 27 in Carbondale. Karly Buer scored 25 points for MSU while seniors Whitney Edie and Christiana Shorter each posted point-rebound double-doubles.
   Evansville defeated the Lady Bears 77-53 Jan. 25, shooting 57.1 percent in the game. Khristian Hart scored 28 for the Aces, and Whitney Edie led MSU with 13 points.

Scouting Southern Illinois
Southern Illinois is 4-19 overall and 1-11 in MVC play. The Salukis own victories over Drake, Chicago State, SIU Edwardsville and SEMO this season.
   Last season’s MVC Freshman of the Year, Cartaesha Macklin, leads the team in scoring at 13.9 points per game to go with 4.0 rebounds and 3.9 assists.
   As a team, SIU scores 60.9 points and allows 74.9 while shooting 37.8 percent overall, 30.8 percent from beyond the arc and 62.9 percent from the foul line.

Scouting Evansville
Evansville is 8-15 overall and 6-6 in the conference after a 5-1 league start.
   The Purple Aces were boosted by transfer Mallory Ladd, who became eligible after the first semester and averages 11.9 points and 8.9 rebounds, but lost leading scorer Khristian Hart to a knee injury three weeks ago.
   As a team, UE scores 57.0 points and allows 64.1 while shooting 37.5 percent overall, 31.5 percent on 3-pointers and 74.5 percent from the foul line.



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