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Lady Monarchs Set to Travel to Southern Miss, LA Tech

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: January 11, 2017
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GAME 16: Old Dominion (7-8, 2-2 C-USA) at Southern Miss (10-5, 2-1 C-USA)
GAME 17: Old Dominion at LA Tech (6-8, 1-2 C-USA)
Date Thursday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT
Saturday, Jan. 14 at 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT
Location Hattiesburg, Miss. (Reed Green Coliseum)
Ruston, La. (Thomas Assembly Center)
Tickets Southern Miss | LA Tech
Game Notes Old Dominion | Southern Miss | LA Tech | C-USA
Season Stats Old Dominion | Southern Miss | LA Tech | C-USA
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NORFOLK, Va. -- 
The Old Dominion women's basketball team returns to the road this week with contests at Southern Miss on Thursday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT and LA Tech on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT.

Both games will be streamed live on CUSA.tv and can also be heard on STAR 1310 featuring commentary from Doug Ripley.

Old Dominion (7-8, 2-2 C-USA) is looking to rebound from a 67-62 loss at home to Conference USA preseason favorite WKU on Saturday. Ashley Jackson, who scored a career-high 17 points against WKU, and senior co-captains Jennie Simms and Destinee Young will look to reverse ODU's road woes, as the Lady Monarchs are just 1-6 away from the Ted Constant Center this season.

Jennie Simms leads the team, and ranks second nationally, in scoring at 24.7 points per game and Destinee Young leads C-USA and ranks fourth in the NCAA in double-doubles with 10. As a team, the Lady Monarchs are outrebounding opponents by a margin of 5.8 boards per game, which leads C-USA, while the ODU bench has outscored its opponent's in eight consecutive contests.

Southern Miss (10-5, 2-1 C-USA) owns one of the conference's top defenses, as the Lady Eagles lead C-USA in turnovers forced per game with 22.7 per game and rank second in scoring defense with 59.8 points allowed per game. Offensively, Brittany Dinkins leads Southern Miss with 16.4 points per game.

LA Tech (6-8, 1-2 C-USA) is one of the best offensive teams in C-USA. The Lady Techsters lead the conference in team field goal percentage at 44.8 percent and rank fifth in scoring offense with 68.9 points per game. Three players average 11 points or more for LA Tech, including Jasmine LeBlanc, who is tied for second in the conference in double-doubles with six.

OLD DOMINION (7-8, 2-2 C-USA) NOTES

  • At 2-2, ODU currently sits in a four-way tie for sixth in the C-USA standings
  • Jennie Simms ranks second in the NCAA in scoring (24.7ppg)
  • Destinee Young leads C-USA and ranks fourth nationally in double-doubles with 10
  • ODU leads C-USA in rebounding margin (+5.8) and have outrebounded 12 of 15 opponents
  • ODU is 1-6 away from home this season (1-4 away, 0-2 neutral)
  • ODU's bench has outscored the opponent's in eight consecutive games

SOUTHERN MISS (10-5, 2-1 C-USA)

  • At 2-1, Southern Miss is currently in a two-way tie for fourth in the C-USA standings
  • Southern Miss fell to LA Tech in C-USA opener, then defeated UTEP and UTSA
  • Southern Miss leads C-USA in turnovers forced per game (22.7) and steals per game (12.0)
  • Brittany Dinkins leads the team and ranks sixth in C-USA in scoring (16.4ppg)
  • Southern Miss is 6-1 at home this season (only loss to Mississippi State)
  • All-time series is tied at 2-2

LA TECH (6-8, 1-2 C-USA)

  • At 1-2, LA Tech currently sits in a four-way tie for ninth in the C-USA standings
  • LA Tech defeated Southern Miss in C-USA opener, but then lost at UTSA and UTEP
  • Kierra Anthony, Jasmine LeBlanc and Rochelle Vasquez all average over 11 points per game
  • LA Tech leads C-USA in team field goal percentage (44.8%)
  • LA Tech has won just one of its last five games entering the weekend
  • LA Tech leads all-time series, 16-7

TRACKING SIMMS ON THE ALL-TIME SCORING LIST
1. Anne Donovan (1979-83), 2,719
2. Inge Nissen (1976-80), 2,647
3. Nancy Lieberman (1976-80), 2,430
4. Kelly Lyons (1986-90), 2,224
5. Celeste Hill (1990-94), 2,112
6. Tracy Claxton (1980-85), 1,999
7. Medina Dixon (1982-85), 1,968
8. Nyree Roberts (1994-98), 1,854
9. Clarisse Machanguana (1994-97), 1,813
10. Jennie Simms (2012-present), 1,716

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