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Missouri Western (11-9, 6-8 MIAA) at (RV) Missouri Southern (15-6, 9-5 MIAA)


Game Notes in PDF | 2014-15 Media Guide

Game Information
Date: Saturday February 14, 2015
Tip-Off: 1:00 pm
Location: Joplin, Mo.
Site: Corn Court/Leggett & Platt Athletic Center


The Series
Series Record:  MWSU leads, 49-31 (3 wins vacated)
Series History:  This is the 84th meeting between the sister schools, with Missouri Western holding a 49-31 advantage in the series. Three MWSU wins in the 05-06 and 06-07 seasons were vacated by the NCAA.The longest winning streak for Missouri Western is 12 games from Jan. 13, 1997 thru Feb. 27, 2002 and Southern's longest winning streak was eight games, Feb. 6, 2010 thru Feb. 15, 2014. The streak ended with a 61-56 at Missouri Western earlier this season.While the Lions have struggled at MWSU winning only eight times since the series started in 1977. However, Southern holds a 22-17 advantage over their sister school in Joplin and have won the last six inside The Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.The Lions are 6-1 against Missouri Western in the current decade, that is the best start of any decade in series history.


Coaches
MWSU: Rob Edmisson, 36-37 (3rd Season, MWSU); 248-68 (10th Season Overall)
MSSU: Ronda Hubbard, 34-14 (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 (.767), rebounding defense (30.6 rpg), 3rd in 3-pt FG percentage (.356), 3-pt FG percentage defense (.296), 4th in reboundin margin (+6.3 rpg), scoring defense (56.4 ppg), steals (8.4 spg),  5th in scoring margin (+12.2 ppg), 3-pt FG made (6.2 per game), 6th in FG percentage (.427), and 6th in assists (13.5 apg).

MIAA Individual Ranks - Sharese Jones is 9th in the MIAA in scoring with 14.9 ppg, 4th in FG percentage as she is shooting 55.3% from the field hitting 89-161, T-6th in rebounding with 7.4 rpg, 6th in free throw percentage shooting 82.5% (66-80).
Nic Hartzog is 17th in the league in scoring with 12.5 ppg, 3rd in free throw percentage shooting 84.7%, 72-85 from the line, and 2nd in steals with 2.2 spg.
Lex Fitzpatrick is 9th in the MIAA with 3.2 assists per game. 


National Stat Leaders - The Lions are 13th in NCAA D2 in free throw percentage shooting 76.7% as a team and in scoring defense allowing just 56.4 ppg.  The Lions are also 31st in scoring margin with a +13.3 ppg, 34th in rebounding margin +6.2 rpg, and 49th in 3-pt FG percentage shooting 35.6%. Sharese Jones is 23rd in all of NCAA D2 in field-goal percentage shooting 55.3% from the floor and Nic Hartzog is 66th in free throw percentage shooting 84.7 % .

Dialing Long Distance - The Lions have made a three pointer in 430 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 410 straight games without allowing 100+ points.

Leading At The Half - The Lions have led the game at the half in 12 of 21 games this season and are 11-1. Southern is 22-5 when that happens under Coach Hubbard.

Sharp Shooting - Southern has out-shot their opponents in 11 out of 21 games this season and are 26-4 when that happens under Coach Hubbard.

Dropping Dimes - The Lions dropped more dimes than their opponents in 14 out of 21 games this season and are 29-5 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 13 of their 21 opponents this season and are 28-6 when that happens under Coach Hubbard.

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