Women's Basketball Returns Home Saturday
Dec. 5, 2013
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The Last Meeting
February 14, 2013
The two teams also used to be travel partners in Conference USA. With Memphis now a member of the American Athletic Conference, this Saturday match-up will be a non-conference game.
Memphis has won the last four meetings between the two teams, but is carrying a four-game losing streak into the return home, after losing at Sun Belt favorite UALR, then going 0-3 at the Paradise Jam over Thanksgiving.
Facing Three Top 30 Teams
The Tigers opened their schedule at the Virgin Islands-based tournament against Texas A&M, a team that was ranked No. 11 in the country. Memphis then faced Syracuse, a team that won the Reef Division of the bracket to improve to 8-0 on the season and which jumped in to the national polls this week at No. 23. The Tigers closed out their schedule against Texas, a team that is receiving enough votes in the top 25 poll that it would be ranked 29th in the country if the poll instead was a top 30 poll.
Hearn Named to All-Tournament Team
Hearn has now scored double-digit points in six of the Tigers' eight games, including three performances of 20 or more points.
She finished last season with a total of four 20-point plus performances, giving her seven for her career.
Hearn needs 19 more points to hit the 600 career point mark just 40 games into her college career.
Wilder-Cochran Steps into Starting Lineup
Staying Out of Foul Trouble
Memphis also lost sophomore forward Asianna Fuqua-Bey to foul trouble against Texas. The team's second-leading rebounder, Fuqua-Bey played a season-low 22 minutes on Saturday against Texas.
Rowser has Break Out Game Getting Offense Back on Track
And the offense will have its hands full working against UAB on Saturday. The Blazers are holding opponents to just 56.4 ppg and to a 35.2 percent shooting clip from the field.
Swain Earns Scholarship Click HERE to see the video of Swain's surprise announcement.
Walk-on Jasbriell Swain received a surprise on the road at UALR. On Thursday night before the non-conference game in Little Rock, Swain was awarded a full scholarship for her final year of college basketball.
Swain joined the Tigers as a walk on once school started after playing the last three seasons at Binghamton University. On November 11th, the Tigers got word from the NCAA that an appeal to the NCAA transfer rule on behalf of Swain had been approved.
Swain was a three-year letterwinner at Binghamton, where she was named a member of the American East All-Defensive Team last year and where she was a starter over the past two seasons. As a freshman, she was the league's Rookie of the Year.
McFerrin Looking for Two More