Teams: ULM (3-11, 0-3 SBC)
Ga. Southern (4-10, 0-3 SBC)
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Monroe, La. (Fant-Ewing Coliseum)
Monroe, La. - The ULM women’s basketball team returns to Fant-Ewing Coliseum to face Georgia Southern Thursday night in the first game of an upcoming stretch that will feature four of the next six games at home for the Warhawks.
Last Time Out: Last week the Warhawks faced the Ragin' Cajuns in Lafayette, and ULM's late comeback in the second half fell just 10 points short in a 57-67 loss. In the contest, the Warhawks closed a 26-point deficit to as little as eight points.
Home Court: Four of the next six games that the Warhawks will play will be played at home inside Fant-Ewing Coliseum. The home games will be broken up by a trip to Texas where ULM will face Texas State and UTA.
Opponent: Georgia Southern finished its nonconference schedule with an overall record of 4-7 with the teams' only wins coming against South Carolina State, North Carolina A&T, Thomas University and Savannah State. The Eagles have yet to win a game in the Sun Belt Conference, with losses to Georgia State, South Alabama and Troy. This will be the first conference road game for Georgia Southern. The team has played five straight home games, with the last three being SBC contests. The Eagles' Patrice Butler leads the team in at least five categories: points (200), field goals (69), three-point field goals (23), blocks (14) and average minutes (26.4).
Head-to-Head: ULM is undefeated against Georgia Southern with a 4-0 record all-time in the teams' brief history. The Warhawks and the Eagles first met in January 2015 in Monroe, which was a 72-66 overtime win for ULM.
FROM COACH DOW
About Georgia Southern: They are a very unique team for a couple of reasons. A lot of the set plays that they run are a little bit unconventional compared to what you would normally prepare for from an offensive stand point. Some of their personnel are also unique in the fact that someone like Patrice Butler, who is one of the better post players in the league. She’s a great low post threat but she’s also their best three-point shooter. Her, combined with Angel McGowen, who is one of the best guards in the Sun Belt, may be a challenge to stop. The other challenge that makes this team unique is that they are predominantly a match-up zone for 40 minutes and that’s something you don’t normally see.
Our side of the court: We know it’s going to be a tough game. We’ve played them four times in the last couple of years and I think that virtually every one of them has gone down to the last minute. We are looking forward to being back at home and to get a little bit of momentum started Thursday night.
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