Nov. 28, 2008
Arlington, Texas -
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON (2-2 Overall) at MOREHEAD STATE (3-2 Overall)
Sunday, November 30, 2008 - 2 p.m.
Ellis T. Johnson Arena - Morehead, KY
UT Arlington Probable Starters and Notes
F 34 - Candice Champion (6-1, SR, Waco, Texas)
Champion recorded a first double-double of the new season with a 12-point, 10-rebound performance against Midwestern State (11-26)... Champion is ranked second on the team in scoring and rebounding...
G 14 - Meghan Nelson (5-7, SO, Arlington, Texas)
Nelson recorded seven points on 3-of-8 shooting from the field in 23 minutes of action versus the Mustangs...
G 20 - Tamara Simmons (5-7, SO, Arlington, Texas)
Simmons notched a season-high 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the floor, 2-of-3 from behind the arc, 2-of-2 from the charity stripe and dished out a career-high seven assists...
F 32 - Shalyn Martin (5-11,SO, Arlington, Texas)
Martin finished with 12 points against Midwestern State (11/26) and brought down eight rebounds in 29 minutes of playing time...
F 50 - Erin Dixon (5-11, SR, Pflugerville, Texas)
Dixon nearly missed her fourth double-double of the season with a career-high 24-point and seven rebound performance Wednesday night at Texas Hall... Dixon went 10-of-11 from the floor, including 2-of-2 from three-point range and 2-of-5 from the free throw line in 33 minutes of action... Dixon leads the team in both scoring and rebounding for the Mavericks...
Scouting The Eagles...
Morehead State is coming off a 56-51 setback at Marshall on Thursday, Novemeber 25. With the loss, the Eagles dropped their overall record to 3-2.
Morehead State led 23-18 at the half and went ahead 36-25 early in the final 20 minutes, but the Herd's defense forced the Eagles without a field goal for the next six minutes in the second half and outscored MSU 38-28.
Courtney Lumpkin recorded a team-high 13 points on 5-of-14 shooting, 2-of-7 from three-point range and 1-of-2 from the free throw line for the Eagles.
Morehead finished the game shooting 30 percent from the field to Marshall's 34.5 percent from the floor.
The Eagles led 44-42 with 6:55 left after two Tiffanie Stephens free throws, but the Herd then rattled off a 9-0 run over the next five minutes. The Eagles had five turnovers, and Marshall went ahead 51-44 with 1:29 remaining. Hamilton hit a three-pointer to make it 51-47 before Harris' jumper pushed the Herd back ahead 53-47.
Despite outrebounding Marshall by a 44-39 margin, the thundering herd converted 20 points off of Morehead's 21 turnovers.
Series History With The Eagles...
Sunday afternoon marks the first meeting in school history that the Mavericks and Eagles will go head-to-head.
UP NEXT FOR THE MAVS...
Following the match-up with Morehead State, the Mavericks will set their sights on a road victory versus Marshall on Tuesday, December 2 in Huntington, W.Va. with game time set for 4 p.m.
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