James Madison at Georgia State
Sunday, Jan. 20 | 12:00 NOON | GSU Sports Arena
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◊ Where: GSU Sports Arena, Atlanta, Ga. (capacity: 3,455)
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1/26/12, JMU Convocation Center: JMU 76, Georgia State 45
GEORGIA STATE SCOUTING REPORT
♦ The Panthers, chosen to finish last in their season as Colonial Athletic Association members, are off to a 1-3 start in league play and 9-6 overall. Georgia State is ineligible to participate in the CAA tournament because the school is moving to the Sun Belt Conference for the 2013-14 school year.
♦ Junior guard Kendra Long and sophomore guard Kayla Nolan lead GSU in scoring, as the duo averages 11.1 ppg and 10.5 ppg, respectively. Long also leads in steals per game (2.3).
♦ Senior center Cody Paulk is the current defensive specialist for Georgia State, leading the team in rebounds (8.5) and blocks (2.7). When playing in conference matchups, Paulk is pulling in 9.3 boards per game and is stripping away 3.8 balls from opponents.
♦ Overall, Georgia State is averaging 64.5 points per game and allowing opponents to score just 57.9 points, holding a 6.6 ppg advantage over its adversaries. In conference play, however, the Panthers are scoring 4.5 fewer points and are allowing opponents to put up 5.3 additional points, leaving them with a 3.2 point deficit when facing CAA teams.
JMU FAST BREAK
♦ The Dukes have won six of their last seven games. Their lone loss came at the hands of the league leading Drexel Dragons, 48-46, at the JMU Convocation Center. JMU is 9-7 on the season and 3-1 in league play, which is tied for third in the CAA with Old Dominion and Hofstra.
♦ Freshman guard Precious Hall is averaging 6.6 points per game on the season, but has increased her average production points to 10.5 per game in CAA play. She is also dishing out 2.5 assists and pulling down 3.8 boards in conference matchups.
♦ When facing CAA opponents, the Dukes are sinking 6.3 3-pointers per game and are allowing only 3.0 made shots from beyond the arc from conference foes.
♦ In the JMU record books, two Dukes are within striking distance of 700 career points. Redshirt senior guard Jasmine Gill needs just two points to hit the mark while junior guard Kirby Burkholder is 12 points shy of the achievement.