GAMES 19-20 PREVIEW: Birmingham-Southern and Millsaps

GAMES 19-20 PREVIEW: Birmingham-Southern and Millsaps

Game Notes

SEWANEE, Tenn. - The second half of the Southern Athletic Association schedule begins with a two-game homestand for Sewanee women's basketball this weekend inside Juhan Gymnasium. 

THE BASICS
Game #19 | Sewanee (7-11, 1-6) vs. Birmingham-Southern (8-10, 5-2) | Friday, Jan. 25, 6 p.m. 
Juhan Gymnasium, Sewanee, Tenn.
All-Time Series: Birmingham-Southern leads series, 17-7
Last win: Feb. 4, 2018 in Birmingham, Ala. (57-43)

Game #20 | Sewanee vs. Millsaps (15-3, 6-1) | Sunday, Jan. 27, 1 p.m.
Juhan Gymnasium, Sewanee, Tenn.
All-Time Series: Millsaps lead series, 44-25
Last win: Feb. 2, 2018 in Jackson, Miss. (77-72)

SAA STANDINGS

TEAM SAA PCT OVR PCT STR
Millsaps 6-1 .857 15-3 .833 W2
Oglethorpe 5-2 .714 14-4 .778 W1
Birmingham-Southern 5-2 .714 8-10 .444 W5
Rhodes 4-3 .571 11-7 .611 L1
Berry 3-4 .429 7-11 .389 W3
Centre 2-5 .286 9-9 .500 L5
Hendrix 2-5 .286 9-9 .500 L4
Sewanee 1-6 .143 7-11 .389 L3
           
-As of 1/21/19        

 

LOGAN FROM LONG DISTANCE: Kinsley Logan recorded five triples in Sunday's contest against Millsaps, tying the second-most in a game for the freshman this season. 

With 52 three-pointers this season, Logan is ranked 18th in the nation in total three-pointers and the 2.89 per game is 29th in the nation. 

SECOND IN PICKING UP THE DIME: Entering the 2019 season, Sue Kim needed 112 assists to catch Kayla Goodwin's (C'02) 371 for the top spot in program history. 

So far this season, the senior has 342 career dimes, and she needs 29 to hit the top spot. Currently tied for 19th all-time among active NCAA Division III student-athletes in dimes, she is tied for second in program history with Ashleigh Whitworth (C'05). 

RECORD WATCH: All eyes will be on Bella Taylor, who currently has 1,484 points, 293 shy of the school record of 1,777 set by Sewanee Hall of Famer Kim Valek (C'87). The senior is ranked 16th among active NCAA Division III student-athletes in points and 21st in field goals (529). 

She is ranked fourth all-time in program history and is 75 behind Sewanee Hall of Famer Kim Fauls Parlett's (C'97) 1,559 for third all-time.

The Sparta, Tenn. native has broken the school record for points in a season not once, but twice. After recording 505 points in her sophomore season, she shattered her own record last season with 526 points.

A LOOK AT THE PANTHERS: After a 3-10 start and dropping the first two in conference play, the Panthers are riding a five-game winning streak into Sewanee this weekend. BSC swept its last weekend series against Sewanee and Centre. 

Sewanee was looking to end the Panthers' winning streak last Friday, but the second half was too much for the visitors. Sewanee led 27-22 at intermission, and the Panthers used a 15-8 third quarter to win the game, 53-50. 

Against Centre, the Panthers downed the Colonels, 56-43, led by Emilee Olsen with 23 points and 11 rebounds. 

Olson, the reigning Southern Athletic Association's Player of the Week, leads the team in points (14.2) and rebounds (9.6). She has scored double figures in each of her last five games after recording single-digit performances in five of her previous six. 

The teams split their season series in 2018 with the visiting team stealing victories. Sewanee defeated BSC, 57-43, in Birmingham on Feb. 4. BSC leads the all-time series, 17-7.

A LOOK AT THE MAJORS: After an 8-18 record last season, there was some thoughts of an improved Millsaps team in 2019. The team leads the SAA, winning six of the first seven games in conference play and a 15-3 record overall.

The Majors' key win came on Nov. 30, when they took down then No. 19 Austin (Texas) in Sherman, 70-61. 

Coming off wins over the Colonels of Centre and the Tigers this past weekend, the Majors' second half of the SAA schedule will be challenging, with five of the final seven conference games away from the Hangar Dome. 

Two Majors, Morgan McCrea (12.1) and Dia Fortenberry (11.7), are leading the team in scoring. However, the team is averaging the second-best mark in rebounds with 40.4 per game, led by Fortenberry's 7.2. 

The teams split their regular season matchups last season. However, in Sewanee's 77-72 victory over Millsaps on Feb. 2, that snapped a 16-game personal losing skid to the Majors. Ironically, the previous win prior to 2018 also came on the road on Jan. 29, 2010.

This is the third-longest rivalry in the program's history, behind Rhodes (84) and Centre (76). This will be the 70th meeting all-time between the two schools on Sunday. The Majors hold a 44-25 advantage. 

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