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Lady Sycamores travel to Mo State

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – New year and a new start. Indiana State’s women will open up their Missouri Valley Conference slate Friday evening at Missouri State.

Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT with Corey Riggs and Carly Stubblefield calling the action on ESPN+ while John Miller will provide the action on the Sycamore Radio Network.

Series History

  • This will be the 78th meeting between the two schools.
  • Missouri State holds a 60-17 advantage in the all-time series and has won the last 10 contests. The Lady Bears have a 31-6 advantage in Springfield.
  • The 10-game winning streak in the series by Missouri State ties for the longest winning streak for either program.
  • Indiana State’s last win in the series was a 73-37 dismantling of the Lady Bears in Springfield on Feb. 21, 2014.

Five Things to Know

  1. New Year, New Slate
    After a challenging December (2-4) that Indiana State closed out with a win, the Sycamores have a chance to start fresh in the new year as they open Missouri Valley Conference play. In conference season opening games, Indiana State is 16-19 all-time and is looking to go 1-0 in Valley play for the first time in three years.
  2. Familiar Faces
    This may be a new year and a new start to a conference season, but familiarity rings loudly in Friday’s game. That is because Indiana State closed out Valley play last year at Missouri State, the site of Friday’s game. And the Sycamores opened last year’s conference season by facing the Lady Bears.
  3. Theft by Three
    Junior Ashli O’Neal is quickly becoming one of the nation’s most potent threat at takeaways as she enters this week’s game ranked 21st nationally in steals per game (3.2) and 28th nationally in total steals (35). The Cincinnati, Ohio native leads the Missouri Valley Conference in both categories.
  4. Trees with a High Rate of Steals
    More than just total or per game numbers, Indiana State’s thievery comes at a steady clip. Opponents are seeing 14 percent of their possessions end in a steal by the Sycamores, a rate that ranks 43rd nationally and first in the Valley.
  5. T-Lee for Three
    Indiana State guard Tamara Lee is a potent threat from long range. She enters this week’s game ranked in the top 10 percent nationally with 1.8 3-point field goals made per game, a mark that ranks her ninth in The Valley.

 

For the latest information on the Sycamore Women’s Basketball team, make sure to check out GoSycamores.com. You can also find the team on social media including FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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