2018-19 SEASON PREVIEW: Women's Basketball

2018-19 SEASON PREVIEW: Women's Basketball

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SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee women's basketball team will open the 44th year of collegiate women's basketball on the road, as the Tigers travel to Decatur, Ga. for the Agnes Scott Tip-Off Classic. Sewanee will face the reigning USA South Tournament Champions in Piedmont Saturday before concluding the weekend with host Agnes Scott Sunday. 

Game #1 | Sewanee (0-0) vs. Piedmont (0-0) | Saturday, Nov. 10, 6 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. CT
Woodruff Gymnasium, Decatur, Ga.
All-Time Series: Piedmont leads series 5-2
Last win: Jan. 22, 2007 in Sewanee (74-63)

Game #2 | Sewanee at Agnes Scott (0-0) | Sunday, Nov. 11, 4 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. CT
Woodruff Gymnasium, Decatur, Ga.
All-Time Series: Sewanee leads series 12-3
Last win: Nov. 24, 2015 in Sewanee (90-48)

DISHING OUT DIMES: Sewanee had two players finish in the top two last season in the Southern Athletic Association in assists. Taylor led the conference in 3.8 dimes per game, while Kim posted 3.6 per game for second.

RECORD WATCH: All eyes will be on Bella Taylor, who enters her senior campaign with 1,390 points, 387 shy of the school record set by Sewanee Hall of Famer Kim Valek (C'87). The Sparta, Tenn. native has broken the school record in 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. She also recorded the most points in a game last season, dropping 40 at Berry last January. Taylor led the SAA last year in points per game (21.0).

GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Sewanee will play four games against teams from the Peach State in the month of November. The Tigers are eyeing a .500 record against schools from Georgia, as they are 109-112 overall. In total, including two games in conference play with Berry and Oglethorpe each, the Tigers will play 10 games and face seven teams from the State of Georgia. Below are the records against the teams:

Agnes Scott: 12-3
Berry: 5-8
Covenant: 20-24
Emory: 15-37
LaGrange: 4-3
Oglethorpe: 24-29
Piedmont: 2-5

TRIPLE SUE: Sue Kim may be running point for the Tigers, but she is also one who can shoot the rock, especially from beyond the arc. The Knoxville, Tenn. native posted a 37.8 percentage from downtown, good for third-best in the league. She connected of 42 triples last season, ninth-best in the SAA.

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NON-CONFERENCE GAME TO WATCH: There will be plenty of games to be on the lookout for during the 2018-19 season, but the stretch from Nov. 27-Dec. 6 will be an interesting one for the Tigers, as they play three of the four on the road. 

Sewanee will open the stretch at Emory on Nov. 28. The Tigers forced overtime with the Eagles in Juhan Gymnasium a year ago, but the Eagles prevailed with an 84-80 win. 

The next night, the Tigers will travel to Covenant for the first of two games in an eight-day span. The teams played each other twice last season, and after a 59-50 loss in the season opener, Sewanee rallied in their home matchup to force double overtime. Despite career numbers by Hannah McCormack and Bella Taylor at the time, the Tigers suffered a 110-103 defeat. 

In between the Covenant games, the Tigers will open the conference schedule at Centre on Dec. 1. 

CONFERENCE GAME TO WATCH: Sewanee's matchups with the defending SAA Regular Season and Tournament Champions in Oglethorpe will be games to watch. Sewanee had leads in both contests last year, but they fell in both matchups. Sewanee will travel to Atlanta on Jan. 13 and will host the Petrels on Feb. 10. 

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