#ASUNWBB Squads Face Power Five Programs to Start Off Week Five Action

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LakePoint, Ga. - ASUN Women's Basketball continues with another weekend of non-conference games on Thursday. Three squads are scheduled to take on Power Five programs this weekend starting with Stetson when the Hatters travel up to Tallahassee, Fla. to take on No. 10 Florida State at 7 PM. Lipscomb then hosts Alabama, who ranks 56 in the RPI at 7:30 PM.  

The action resumes Friday as FGCU welcomes No. 20 Kentucky to Alico Arena for a 7 PM tip off. Most ASUN Women's Basketball games are aired live on ESPN3. 

Team-By-Team Breakdown
FGCU Eagles (8-2; 0-0) 
Twitter: @FGCU_WBB
- FGCU is ranked #4 in this week's CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Poll and comes in at 32 in the NCAA RPI after a 2-0 week
- The Eagles knocked down 22 three-pointers against Abilene Christian last Sunday tying for third in NCAA Division-I single game history. The 22 three-pointers tied a program record set back in 2013 against ETSU  
- On Friday FGCU hosts No. 20 Kentucky in the first contest between programs. The Eagles defeated No. 21 DePaul earlier this season at the PlayForKay Tournament in Las Vegas, Nev.
- Sophomore, Nasrin Ulel is averaging 52.9% from beyond the arc, which ranks first in the ASUN and eighth nationally

Jacksonville Dolphins (5-4; 0-0)
Twitter: @JU_WBB 
- ASUN Player of the Week Jasmyn Brown recorded a career-high 29 points, which ranks third in Jacksonville history for most scored in a single game. Brown also hit two last second baskets in both of the Dolphins' games
- In Jacksonville's 60-58 win against South Alabama, Brown grabbed an offensive rebound and put it back with three seconds left to secure the two-point win
- The Dolphins host Flagler on Sunday in the first meeting between squads. The Saints are 3-1 on the season and are 2-0 on the road
- Senior Kayla Gordon continues to lead the ASUN in rebounds per game averaging 9.6 and is third on the team in scoring with 10.2 PPG

Kennesaw State Owls (3-7; 0-0) 
Twitter: @KSUOwlsWBB
- Kennesaw State grabbed its second win of the season against Georgia State last Saturday defeating the Panthers 71-61 in the Owls' home opener
- Reigning ASUN Freshman of the Week Kamiyah Street averaged 18 PPG, 6.0 RPG, 2.3 SPG and 2.0 APG in a 2-1 week for the Owls
- The Owls are back in action next Tuesday against Georgia Southern, leading the all-time series 3-1 with the last meeting taking place in the 2014-15 season
- Alexis Poole is ranked fifth in the ASUN in rebounds per game, averaging 7.7 boards and third on the team in scoring racking up 7.4 PPG

Lipscomb Bisons (2-7; 0-0)
Twitter: @LipscombWBB 
- In Lipscomb's Battle of the Boulevard against Belmont, Lauren Rau led the Bisons recording 17 points, four rebounds and four assists
- Lipscomb takes on the Crimson Tide on Thursday, facing its first SEC foe of the season. The Bisons meet Alabama for the third consecutive year
- In seven of Lipscomb's nine games this season, Loren Cagle has put up 16 points or more, ranking second in the ASUN in PPG with 15.3 
- As a team the Bisons lead the ASUN in defensive rebounds per game, collecting an average of 25.7 boards

NJIT Highlanders (0-9; 0-0)
Twitter: @NJITWBB         
- NJIT searches for its first win of the season when the Highlanders travel to Binghamton on Sunday. NJIT's last win over the Bearcats came in the 2014-15 season
- In the Highlanders' loss to Lehigh on Wednesday, Tatianna Torres led the team with 13 points and two steals
- Danielle Tunstall ranks seventh in the ASUN in rebounds per game, tallying up an average of 7.0 boards
- Senior Taj Lewis scored a season-high 29 points in NJIT's game versus LIU-Brooklyn. Lewis also leads the league shooting at 53% from the field

North Florida Ospreys (4-4; 0-0)
Twitter: @OspreyWBB 
- The Ospreys look forward to Sunday when they play Florida A&M, after defeating the Rattlers last season 71-60 when Tesh Hanson put up 18 points
- Keonna Farmer earned ASUN Newcomer of the Week for the second-straight week and third this season after averaging 22 PPG and 12.5 RPG last week
- Farmer and Hanson are the only two North Florida players that are ranked in two of the top five ASUN offensive statistical categories, points per game and rebounds per game
- North Florida's double overtime game against Florida Atlantic on Sunday was the second-straight contest that went into extra time for the Ospreys

USC Upstate Spartans (2-8; 0-0) 
Twitter: @UpstateWB 
- USC Upstate goes into Saturday's game versus South Carolina State with a 73-67 win over the Bulldogs last season. DeNisha Swain led the Spartans with 19 points, two rebounds, eight assists, two steals and one block
- Rylie Parkhurst and Riley Popplewell both put up 12 points in USC Upstate's loss to William & Mary on Tuesday night
- The Spartans rank third in the league for most three-pointers made per game, averaging 7.1
- Junior, Tamera Thorpe is the leading scorer for USC Upstate averaging 10.9 points per game, 3.1 rebounds, and shooting 46.5% from the field

Stetson Hatters (6-4; 0-0) 
Twitter: @StetsonWBB          
- Stetson is riding a three game winning streak heading into Thursday's game against No. 13 Florida State. The last meeting between the two was back in the 2013-14 season
- Senior, Brittney Chambers took home her second ASUN Player of the Week award this season after averaging 17.7 PPG and 6.1 RPG in a 3-0 week for the Hatters
- In Stetson's 65-61 comeback win versus SIU-Edwardsville Sunday, McKenna Beach led the Hatters with 16 points, five rebounds, two assists and one steal
- The Hatters rank 14th in the NCAA in free throw percentage (.778) and first in free throws made (158)

 

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