UNCG (10-11, 7-6 SoCon) at Georgia Southern (9-13, 6-7 SoCon), Feb. 5, 5 p.m., Statesboro, Ga.
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• UNCG will look to bounce back from its worst loss of the season when it heads down to Statesboro, Ga., for a Saturday game at Georgia Southern.
• Senior guard Monique Floyd scored her 1,000th career point in UNCG's last outing, but the Spartans fell at Furman on Monday, 67-42. Floyd finished with a team-high nine points for UNCG, which failed to put a player in double figures for the first time since Feb. 20, 2010, at Appalachian State. UNCG shot just 29.1 percent from the floor for the game and turned the ball over 26 times against the Paladins.
• UNCG coach Lynne Agee enters Saturday's contest with 599 career wins, meaning she needs just one more to become only the 14th active coach to record 600 career wins.
• Saturday's contest will be Georgia Southern's Pink Zone game. The Spartans were also the Lady Eagles' Pink Zone opponent two seasons ago, on Jan. 24, 2009.
• UNCG brings a 10-11 overall record and a 7-6 Southern Conference mark into Saturday's contest. The Spartans are tied for fourth with Chattanooga in the SoCon standings, but have lost six of their last eight after a six-game winning streak. UNCG is 2-6 in the SoCon since starting 5-0.
• Georgia Southern is 9-13 overall and 6-7 in the SoCon, sitting a game behind the Spartans in sixth place in the league standings.
• UNCG's 10 wins match its win total from all of last season. With at least eight games left on the schedule (and perhaps more, depending on how UNCG fares at the SoCon Championship), the Spartans are seeking their first winning season since going 20-10 in 2006-07.
• UNCG leads the series with Georgia Southern, 19-14. The Lady Eagles hold an 8-5 lead in Statesboro, however, winning two of the last three on their home floor. The Spartans did win on the road last season, taking a 45-42 win at Hanner Fieldhouse on Dec. 29, 2009. UNCG won this season's first meeting, 55-51 in Greensboro on Jan. 5.
• Floyd scored 18 points and pulled down a career-high 11 rebounds as UNCG ran its winning streak to six games with its 55-51 win over Georgia Southern on Jan. 5, moving the Spartans to 5-0 in the SoCon for just the second time in school history. Dayshaun Richbow joined Floyd in double digits with 12 points, the second-highest total of her career, and matched her career high with five steals. Krista Tate had a team-best 11 points for the Lady Eagles, just missing a double-double with nine rebounds. Jamie Navarro had eight points and nine boards of her own.
• Floyd leads UNCG in scoring at 14.0 points per game and is second on the team with 5.8 rebounds per contest. Janae' Stevenson paces the team in rebounding with an average of 6.1 per contest. Amanda Leigh is UNCG's second-leading scorer at 11.9 points per game. Floyd dishes off a team-best 3.2 assists per game. Dayshaun Richbow leads UNCG with 2.1 steals per game.
• On Thursday, Floyd was named to the Capital One Academic All-District III Second Team, selected by CoSIDA. A two-time SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week this season, Floyd owns a 3.79 grade point average and is majoring in leisure services management.
• Georgia Southern has lost three of its last four after a three-game winning streak. The Lady Eagles' last win is the same as UNCG's, as it came over last-place Wofford on Jan. 24. In its last outing, GSU fell at Samford on Jan. 31, 62-55.
• Samantha Williams scored a career-high 17 points and pulled down a team-best seven rebounds, but the Lady Eagles couldn't complete the season sweep of the Bulldogs. Meredyth Frye added 13 points in the loss.
• The Lady Eagles have been nearly unbeatable at home this season, as they are 8-1 in Hanner Fieldhouse and have won seven straight on their home court. GSU's lone home loss came at the hands of Alabama on Nov. 19, and since then, the Lady Eagles have knocked off Chattanooga, Samford, High Point, Davidson, Appalachian State, Western Carolina and Wofford at home.
• GSU has three players scoring in double figures, with Navarro leading the way at 11.9 points per game. Frye is just behind her at 11.4, while MiMi DuBose scores 10.6 per contest. Tate is the Lady Eagles' leading rebounder at 6.6 per game. Navarro leads GSU with 3.2 assists and 1.7 steals per contest.
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