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1 A R K A N S A S S T A T E U N I V E R S I T Y VAN PROVENCE ASSISTANT SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR (cell) ARKANSAS STATE SCHEDULE/RESULTS Date Opponent Time/Result Nov. 01 Harding (Exhibition) W Nov. 05 Ouachita Baptist (Exhibition) W Nov. 09 at South Dakota State L Nov. 13 Brigham Young 7:05 p.m. Nov. 18 at Alabama 2:00 p.m. Nov. 20 Missouri State 7:05 p.m. Nov. 23 Weber State# 2:00 p.m. Nov. 25 Washington or Idaho# TBA Nov. 29 at Oklahoma State 7:00 p.m. Dec. 02 at Oklahoma 2:00 p.m. Dec. 13 Arkansas-Pine Bluff 7:05 p.m. Dec. 18 Florida Atlantic* 7:05 p.m. Dec. 22 at New Orleans (DH)* 4:30 p.m. Dec. 28 Indiana State 7:05 p.m. Dec. 30 Charlotte 1:00 p.m. Jan. 03 at Louisiana-Lafayette (DH)* 3:00 p.m. Jan. 06 UALR* 2:00 p.m. Jan. 09 North Texas* 7:05 p.m. Jan. 12 at Louisiana-Monroe (DH)* 5:30 p.m. Jan. 14 Middle Tennessee* 7:05 p.m. Jan. 17 at Denver (DH)* 6:00 p.m. Jan. 20 Troy* 2:00 p.m. Jan. 23 Florida International* 7:05 p.m. Jan. 26 at Western Kentucky* 7:00 p.m. Feb. 06 at South Alabama* 7:00 p.m. Feb. 09 at Florida Atlantic (DH)* 4:00 p.m. Feb. 13 New Orleans* 7:05 p.m. Feb. 17 Louisiana-Lafayette* 2:00 p.m. Feb. 21 at UALR (DH)* 5:15 p.m. Feb. 23 at North Texas (DH)* 5:00 p.m. Feb. 28 Louisiana-Monroe (DH)* 5:35 p.m. Mar. 05 Sun Belt Tournament Round 1 TBA Mar Sun Belt Tournament (Mobile, Ala.) TBA * Sun Belt Conference Game # - University of Washington Husky Classic All Times Central Time PROBABLE STARTERS 0-1, , 0-0 GAME 2 ASU LADY INDIANS vs. BRIGHAM YOUNG Tuesday, November 13, :05 p.m. ASU Convocation Center (10,038) Jonesboro, Arkansas Radio: KJCF Earl FM & ASUIndians.com Video: XOS Webcasting on ASUIndians.com TIPPING IT OFF: The Arkansas State Lady Indians get the home portion of their season underway Tuesday, Nov. 13 when they host the Cougars of Brigham Young in a 7:05 p.m. tipoff at the ASU Convocation Center. Every ASU Lady Indian basketball game can be heard live on Earl FM in Northeast Arkansas. The live radio broadcast can also be accessed through the the Arkansas State athletic website, ASUIndians.com. Live video of the ASU-SDSU game can also be accessed by logging on to ASUIndians.com. THE TEAMS: Arkansas State enters Tuesday night s game at 0-1 on the season after dropping a decision at South Dakota State Nov. 9. Brigham Young comes to Jonesboro at 1-0 after earning a win on the road at UC-Santa Barbara, also Friday, Nov. 9. THE SERIES: Tuesday night s game will be the first meeting between the two schools. THE COACHES: Arkansas State Head Coach Brian Boyer is beginning his ninth season as the Lady Indian head coach. Boyer holds a career record of at ASU, and has directed the Lady Indians to the Women s National Invitation Tournament four times, including three of the past four years. The Lady Indians finished the season at overall, and advanced to the second round of the WNIT. Jeff Judkins is now in his seventh year as head coach at Brigham Young, leading the Cougars to five post-season appearances in his first six seasons. His teams have advanced to the NCAA Tournament four times, including an appearance in the Sweet Sixteen following the season. His overall record and his ARKANSAS STATE Pos. No. Name Ht. Cl. Hometown PPG RPG OTHER G 1 Jazmine Taylor 5-8 So. Memphis, Tenn apg G 24 Veronica Smith 5-10 So. East St. Louis, Ill bpg G 25 Caroline Starr 5-10 Jr. Benton, Ark apg F 30 Lyndsay Schlup 6-2 So. California, Mo F 34 Kayla Pospisil 6-1 Jr. Marion, Iowa BRIGHAM YOUNG Pos. No. Name Ht. Cl. Hometown PPG RPG OTHER G 03 Jazmine Foreman 5-5 Fr. Vancouver, Wash apg F 05 Ashley Cheesman 6-0 Sr. Orem, Utah apg G 30 Mallary Gillespie-Carling 5-10 Sr. Orem, Utah apg G 32 Shawnee Slade 5-11 Jr. Taylorsville, Utah bpg C 52 Lauren Riley-Varley 6-3 Sr. San Clemente, Calif bpg LADY INDIAN BASKETBALL 1

2 Athletic Media Relations Arkansas State University PO Box 1000 State University, AR Telephone Fax Press Row Website - ASUIndians.com WBB Contact - Van Provence, Asst. SID / Jerry Scott, Asst. A.D./ Sports Info. Dir. Gina Bowman, Asst. SID / Stephanie Fischer, Graduate Asst MEDIA INFORMATION Credentials Working press credentials can be requested by contacting Van Provence at , or by at Full-season and single-game credentials will be mailed whenever possible. If not, they will be left at the Media Will Call table located on the lower level to the left of the green entrance. Media Room Enter the media room from the lower level, beneath the blue portal. Please do not attempt to access the media room from the entrance beneath the yellow portal. Post-Game Interviews The Arkansas State locker room is closed to all members of the media. Head coach Brian Boyer and requested assistant coaches and players will be available for interviews following a brief cooling off period. At ASU s home games, all post-game coach and player interviews will be conducted in the media room. Practice Coverage Lady Indian basketball practices are open to the media. Players and coaches are available for interviews following practice. When possible, please contact the Sports Information office prior to practice to arrange interviews. Basketball Releases All Lady Indian basketball releases can be obtained as a PDF document on the athletics website at ASUIndians.com. To be added to the broadcast for basketball releases, contact Van Provence in the Sports Information office. record at BYU stands at SCOUTING THE COUGARS: Two starters and seven lettermen return from last year s team, which advanced to the NCAA Tournament and finished at overall. Senior guard Mallary Gillespie-Carling led the Cougars in scoring a year ago, averaging 13.6 points per game while shooting almost 86 percent HEAD-to-HEAD ASU BYU 0-1, Record , Last Last Points Points Avg Scoring Margin FG Made-Att Field Goal Pct FG Made-Att FG Pct FG Made pg FT Made-Att FT Pct Rebounds Rebounds Avg Rebounding Margin Assists Avg Turnovers Avg Steals Avg Blocks Avg from the free throw line. Gillespie- Carling paced BYU with 10 points in its final exhibition game this year, a win over Eastern Oregon, then scored a team-high 17 points in BYU s season opening win over UC Santa Barbara. Lauren Riley-Varley, a 6-3 senior center, led Brigham Young on the boards against UCSB, pulling down 11 rebounds to go along with 14 points. Freshman guard Jazmine Foreman dished out a team-high five assists. The Cougars shot an even 50 percent from the floor (23-46) in their season opener, hit 45.5 percent (5-11) of their three pointers, and 71.4 percent (10-14) from the free throw line. BYU turned the ball over 28 times against UCSB. HOME SWEET HOME: The Lady Indians have won over 70 percent (75-31) of their games at the ASU Convocation Center under Head Coach Brian Boyer. Over the last four years, the Tribe has lost just eight times on its home court, posting a winning percentage of.854 during that time (47-8). JAZZIN IT UP: Sophomore point guard Jazmine Taylor topped her career highs in points scored, assists, and field goals made in the Nov. 9 season opener at South Dakota State. Taylor scored eight points, sinking three field goals on the night while also handing out six assists. ARKANSAS STATE ROSTER No. Player Ht. Cl. Pos. Exp. Hometown (Last School) 1 Jazmine Taylor 5-8 So. G 1L Memphis, Tenn. (Ridgeway) 5 Kelsey Lock 6-0 Sr. G/F 3L Republic, Mo. (Republic) 10 Rachel Baker 6-0 Fr. G HS Mexico, Mo. (Mexico) 11 Ebonie Jefferson 5-9 So. G 1L Laurel, Miss. (Northeast Jones) 12 Angie Criner 5-8 Fr. G HS Jenks, Okla. (Jenks) 15 Brittney Hiles 5-7 Jr. G 2L Baton Rouge, La.(Christian Life) 21 Shania Hurst 5-10 Fr. G HS St. Louis, Mo. (Kirkwood) 22 Sherina Scott 6-2 Fr. F HS N. Little Rock, Ark. (N. Little Rock) 23 Makala McNair 5-10 Fr. G HS Alpena, Ark. (Alpena) 24 Veronica Smith 5-10 So. G 1L East St. Louis, Ill. (East St. Louis) 25 Caroline Starr 5-10 Jr. G 2L Benton, Ark. (Benton) 30 Lyndsay Schlup 6-2 So. F 1L California, Mo. (Helias) 33 Ashley Anderson 6-2 Jr. F 2L Cabot, Ark. (Cabot) 34 Kayla Pospisil 6-1 Jr. F TR Marion, Ia. (Kirkwood CC) Head Coach: Brian Boyer (9th Year) Assistant Coaches: Tanya Ray, Rebecca Chilton-Peoples, Carrie Redman LADY INDIAN BASKETBALL 2

3 EB & FLOW: Sophomore guard Ebonie Jefferson got into the flow of the game in the Nov. 9 season opener at South Dakota State, setting new career highs in points, field goals and field goal attempts. Jefferson scored nine points on 4-of-6 shooting and also notched the first steal and assist of her career. THE BRIAN BOYER SHOW: Head Coach Brian Boyer s television show airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on Suddenlink Cable channel 22 in Jonesboro, and Mondays at 9 p.m. on Paragould Cable channel 6. The show can also be viewed on-demand beginning on Tuesday of each week on the StateZone portion of ASUIndians.com. HURST HURTING: Freshman guard Shania Ne-Ne Hurst will not play this season after suffering a torn ACL in her left knee during ASU s exhibition victory over Ouachita Baptist Nov. 5. Hurst scored 16 The Lady Indians On the Radio Lady Indian Basketball can be heard on Earl FM, and online at Brad Bobo will handle the play-by-play, returning for his fifth season as the Voice of the Lady Indians. Arkansas State Quick Facts Location Jonesboro, Arkansas Enrollment ,869 Nickname Lady Indians Colors Scarlet & Black President Dr. Les Wyatt Chancellor Dr. Robert Potts Director of Athletics.....Dr. Dean Lee Home Facility....Convocation Center Capacity ,038 Conference....Sun Belt West Division Head Coach...Brian Boyer (9th Year) Record at ASU Overall Record Same points in the Lady Indians win over Harding in the Tribe s opening exhibition game. LAST TIME OUT: BROOKINGS, S.D. ( ) The South Dakota State Lady Jackrabbits survived a second half Arkansas State rally and went on to defeat the Lady Indians in the season opener for both teams Friday night at Frost Arena in Brookings, S.D. Arkansas State trimmed a 14- point second half lead to two points when junior guard Caroline Starr sank a pair of free throws to make it with seven minutes remaining, but South Dakota State outscored ASU 15-7 down the stretch to secure the win. I think both teams were kind of in a feeling-out process tonight, said ASU Head Coach Brian Boyer. The difference was that when it got tight late, they made all the right plays and we did not. I think there were a lot of positives, but the thing we ve got to resolve are those little execution things, especially when the game is on the line. Arkansas State took an early 6-5 lead on a pair of 3-pointers from Starr, but the Jacks responded with a 10-0 run to go up Sophomore Ebonie Jefferson stopped the run with a bucket in the paint, but South Dakota State added seven straight to make it 22-8 with just under 12 minutes remaining in the half. The Lady Indians cut the lead back to single digits at on an inside bucket from freshman Rachel Baker with 8:35 remaining in the half, and pulled as close as three points when freshman Angie Criner hit back-to-back baskets to trim the Jackrabbit lead to with 3:50 left before halftime. South Dakota State outscored the Tribe 9-4 down the stretch to take a lead at the break. The Jackrabbits extended their lead back to 14 at in the first six minutes of the second half, but a 3-pointer from Baker set an 8-0 run in motion for the Lady Indians that pulled ASU within six at with just over 10 minutes remaining. A 25-footer with the shot clock running down from SDSU s Kristen Rotert stopped the Arkansas State run, but the Lady Indians answered again, this time with six straight to cut the Jackrabbit lead to with eight minutes to play. Two free throws from Starr at the 7-minute mark cut the South Dakota State lead to a basket at 62-60, but South Dakota State drained six consecutive free throws over the next 90 seconds, and outscored ASU 15-7 in the remainder of the game to seal the victory. B Y U R O S T E R No. Player Ht. Cl. Pos. Hometown (Last School) 0 Lauren Nichols 6-0 Fr. G/F Apple Valley, Calif. (Hesperia) 3 Jazmine Foreman 5-5 Fr. G Vancouver, Wash. (Hudson s Bay) 5 Ashley Cheesman 6-0 Sr. F/C Orem, Utah (San Diego St.) 12 Brooke Jackson 5-6 Fr. G Mesa, Ariz. (Mountain View) 13 Jaime Judkins 5-6 So. G Salt Lake City, Utah (Skyline) 14 Sarah Red 5-11 Jr. G/F Provo, Utah (Timpview) 21 Stephanie Buhler 6-0 Fr. F Oregon City, Ore. (Oregon City) 22 Mindy Nielson 5-10 Fr. G Centennial, Colo. (Regis Jesuit) 23 Coriann Wood 6-1 Fr. F Basin City, Wash. (Connell) 30 Mallary Gillespie-Carling5-10 Sr. G Orem, Utah (Mountain View) 31 Amy Alleto 5-9 So. G Parker, Colo. (Ponderosa) 32 Shawnee Slade 5-11 Jr. G/F Taylorsville, Utah (Taylorsville) 33 Haley Hall 5-4 Fr. G Syracuse, Utah (Clearfield) 45 Keilani Moeaki 6-2 Fr. F Warrenville, Ill. (Wheaton) 52 Lauren Riley-Varley 6-3 Sr. C San Clemente, Cal. (San Clemente) 54 Cassie King 6-3 Jr. C Provo, Utah (Provo) 55 Megan Marks 6-2 Fr. F South Jordan, Utah (Bingham) Head Coach: Jeff Judkins Assistant Coaches: Alli Bills, Jonas Chatterton, Stacy Jensen LADY INDIAN BASKETBALL 3

4 Sun Belt Standings West Division Conf. Overall W-L Pct. W-L Pct. New Orleans La-Monroe North Texas Arkansas State UALR Denver La.-Lafayette East Division Conf. Overall W-L Pct. W-L Pct. South Alabama W. Kentucky FIU Troy FAU Middle Tenn Preseason All-Sun Belt First Team Kim Sitzmann (UALR, So. G) LaQuetta Ferguson (FIU, Sr. G) Amber Holt (MT, Sr. F) Le Della English (UNO Sr. G) Crystal Kelly (WKU Sr. F) Second Team Nikya Hughes (UALR, Sr. F/C) Alisha Godette (Denver, Sr. G) Onna Charles (ULL Sr. G) Amy Lewis (Troy, Sr. G) Dominique Duck (WKU Jr. F) Third Team Anshel Cooper (UALR So. G) Iva Ciglar (FIU Jr. G) LeJeanna Howard (ULM Sr. G) Talicia Sanders (UNT Sr. F) Monique Jones (USA Sr. G) Preseason Player of the Year Crystal Kelly - Western Kentucky Preseason Coaches Poll West Division Points 1. UALR (6) Denver (3) North Texas (2) Arkansas State (2) Louisiana-Lafayette Louisiana-Monroe New Orleans 17 East Division Points 1. Western Kentucky (9) Middle Tennessee (4) Florida International 45 T4. South Alabama 33 T4. Troy 33 T5. Florida Atlantic 19 Ten players scored for Arkansas State in the game, led by Starr with 12 points. Jefferson and Pospisil added nine each, Taylor, Criner and Veronica Smith scored eight each, and Baker finished with seven points. Sherina Scott added three points, Lyndsay Schlup scored two points, and Brittney Hiles wrapped up the scoring with a single point. Pospisil led ASU on the boards with seven rebounds. Four players scored in double figures for SDSU, led by Ketty Cornemann s 19 points. Stacie Oistad added 16, Maria Boever finished with 13, and Andrea Verdegan added 11 on the night. ASU PICKED FOURTH IN WEST: The Arkansas State Lady Indians have been picked fourth in the Sun Belt Conference West Division preseason basketball poll, voted on by the league s coaches. The Lady Indians received two first place votes and 58 points overall in the poll, while UALR was the preseason pick to win the division with 76 overall points and six first place votes. Denver was tabbed second, followed by North Texas in third place. Louisiana-Lafayette was picked to finish fifth in the West, followed by Louisiana-Monroe and New Orleans. Western Kentucky received nine first place votes to finish at the top of the polling in the East, followed by Middle Tennessee and Florida International. South Alabama and Troy tied for fourth in the poll, and Florida Atlantic finished sixth. LOCK TO MISS SEASON: Forward Kelsey Lock, the only senior on the Lady Indian roster, will not play this season after suffering what proved to be a career-ending knee injury last year. It was the second major knee injury in as many years for the Republic, Mo. native. Lock averaged 8.7 points for the Lady Indians during the season, starting all 23 games in which she appeared. Last year, Lock averaged 1.7 points in nine appearances, including a season-high nine points in ASU s victory over Oklahoma State. As a coaching staff, we totally support Kelsey s decision, said ASU Head Coach Brian Boyer. As much as we would love to have her competing this year for us, we ve also been beside her the last two years to see what she has gone through. This decision did not come as a surprise to us. Kelsey has done a great job of communicating with us throughout this process, and we feel that this is the best decision for her future. We are going to keep Kelsey involved with the program, added Boyer. She is still going to be a valuable part of this team from a leadership and maturity standpoint, but in the end, this is in the best interest for Kelsey physically. HOT SPRINGS NAMED FUTURE SITE FOR SBC MEN'S & WOMEN'S BASKET- BALL TOURNAMENTS: The Sun Belt Conference announced at its annual media days that Hot Springs, Ark., renowned for its appeal as a great tourist destination across the state and the country, was selected by the Sun Belt Conference Executive Committee as the host for league s annual men s and women s basketball tournaments from SEASON OUTLOOK: Rebuilding or reloading? Regardless of how one views the upcoming women s basketball season at Arkansas State, there is no STARTING LINEUPS AND RECORDS LAST GAME Taylor, Hiles, Scott, Starr, Pospisil SEASON Taylor, Hiles, Scott, Starr, Pospisil LADY INDIAN BASKETBALL 4

5 ASU RECORD WHEN at home on the road neutral leading at half trailing at half tied at half overtime last minute games one-point games ASU scores: 59 and under the opponents scores: 59 and under ASU shoots: under 35% % % % % the opponent shoots: under 35% % % % % free throws: under 60% % % % opponent free throws: under 60% % % % outshoots opponent outshot by opponent same ASU takes: under 50 FGA FGA FGA FGA more rebounds less rebounds even rebounds has more o-boards has less o-boards same o-boards has players foul out opponent players foul out has technical fouls opponent technical fouls denying that head coach Brian Boyer s Lady Indians will have a distinctively different look from the past few seasons. Boyer and assistants Tanya Ray, Rebecca Chilton-Peoples, and Carrie Redman have assembled a solid recruiting class to help replace three of the most prolific players ever to wear the scarlet and black of ASU. Gone are three career 1,000- point point scorers who started all 34 games for the Lady Indians a year ago, part of six players lost from last year s team that finished the season at overall and advanced to the second round of the Women s National Invitation Tournament. The Lady Indians must replace forward/center Adrianne Davie, who finished her career as ASU s leading shot blocker and rebounder, notching 132 blocks and 1,147 rebounds in her four years at Arkansas State. Davie also finished as the school s third all-time leading scorer with 1,978 points, just ahead of guard Rudy Sims who finished her career in 2007 as the Tribe s fifth all-time scorer with 1,664 points. Sims also finished as ASU s career assists leader with 548, and is fourth on the ASU career steals list with 229. Sims finished fifth on the career 3-point field goals list with 159, just ahead of guard Ali Carter, who finished her career in 2007 sixth on the 3-point field goals list with 149. Carter finished her career with 1,030 points, shot.334 from behind the 3-point arc, and.793 from the free throw line. Davie, Sims and Carter were each named All-Sun Belt Conference, earning the honor a combined eight times. After relying heavily on Davie, Sims, and Carter in recent seasons, this year s Lady Indian team expects to be more balanced, more athletic, and play with more speed. Seven new players join one returning senior, three returning juniors, and four returning sophomores to make up the Lady Indian roster. Guard/forward Kelsey Lock (6-0, Republic, Mo.) returns as ASU s only senior, although she will not play after suffering two major knee injuries over the past two seasons. After starting 23 games for the Lady Indians in , Lock suffered a knee injury and missed the remainder of the season and the beginning of the while rehabbing the injury. She played in nine games midway through last season before re-aggravating the injury and being sidelined once again. Forward Ashley Anderson (6-2, Cabot, Ark.), guard Brittney Hiles (5-7, Baton Rouge, La.), and guard Caroline Starr (5-10, Benton, Ark.) make up the Lady Indians returning junior class. Anderson started 26 of ASU s 34 games last season, averaging 2.7 rebounds and 4.2 points. She scored a career high 16 points in ASU s victory at Missouri State last year. Hiles has been a tough defender for the Tribe, and played in all 34 of ASU s games last season, drawing three starts. She averaged 2.0 points and 1.6 rebounds in , to go along with 25 steals. Starr is ASU s leading returning 3- point shooter, connecting on 41 shots from behind the arc in She scored a career-high 23 points to help the Lady Indians overcome a 21-point deficit and rally to defeat NCAA Tournament participant Louisiana-Lafayette last season. She recorded a 4-for-4 3-point shooting night in an victory over Louisiana-Monroe, the best performance from behind the arc in ASU history, and averaged 7.4 points and 3.5 rebounds on the year. Sophomores Ebonie Jefferson (5-9, Laurel, Miss.), Jazmine Taylor (5-8, Memphis, Tenn.), Lyndsay Schlup (6-1, California, Mo.), and Veronica Smith (5-10, East St. Louis, Ill.) return LADY INDIAN BASKETBALL 5

6 with a year of experience under their belts. Jefferson, a guard who played in 19 games for the Tribe last season, looks to play an expanded role after averaging 1.1 points and 0.6 rebounds per game last season. She scored a personal best six points in the season opener at Charlotte last year. Taylor played in all 34 games at guard as a true freshman a year ago, starting in three. She averaged 1.3 points and 1.2 rebounds during her freshman season, scoring a career-high six points in an victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Schlup saw significant playing time at forward last season, logging time in all 34 games, while starting seven. She averaged 3.7 points and 3.4 rebounds, scoring in double figures in four games. Smith played in 28 games for the Lady Indians last year, and came on strong as ASU entered post-season play. She scored in double-figures in all three of the Lady Indians Sun Belt Conference Tournament games, and averaged 3.0 points and 2.1 rebounds per game on the season. Junior college transfers Crystal Kirk and forward Kayla Pospisil join MILESTONE PERFORMANCES 30+ POINT GAMES No. Games none n/a 20+ POINT GAMES No. Games none n/a SCORING DOUBLE FIGURES No. Games Caroline Starr DOUBLE-FIGURE REBOUNDS No. Games none n/a FIVE OR MORE ASSISTS No. Games Jazmine Taylor THREE OR MORE BLOCKS No. Games none n/a DOUBLE-DOUBLE No. Games none n/a FIVE OR MORE STEALS No. Games none n/a five freshmen for their first year with the Lady Indians. Kirk (6-2, Lonoke, Ark.) transferred to ASU from Carl Albert State College in Poteau, Okla., after averaging 13.7 points and 7.3 rebounds. Pospisil (6-1, Marion, Iowa) transferred to Arkansas State after leading Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to the 2007 NJCAA Division II National Championship. Pospisil started all 36 games for Kirkwood, averaging seven points and seven rebounds for an Eagle team that defeated its opponents by an average of 42.8 points per game. Freshmen Rachel Baker (6-0, Mexico, Mo.), Angie Criner (5-8, Jenks, Okla.), Shania Ne-Ne Hurst (5-10, St. Louis, Mo.), Makala McNair (5-10, Alpena, Ark.), and Sherina Scott (6-2, North Little Rock, Ark.) will be counted on to contribute early. Baker averaged 17.7 points in high school, Criner came to ASU with a 13.3 points-per-game average, Hurst averaged 22.4 points, and Mc- Nair scored 20.4 points per game. Baker, Criner, Hurst, and McNair are all guards, while Scott will play the forward position at ASU after averaging 15.5 points, 8.5 boards, and 1.8 blocked shots in high school. ASU INDIVIDUAL GAME LEADERS SCORING No. Games Caroline Starr FIELD GOAL PCT. (5+ Att.) No. Games Ebonie Jefferson Veronica Smith FREE THROWS MADE No. Games Caroline Starr REBOUNDS No. Games Kayla Pospisil ASSISTS No. Games Jazmine Taylor STEALS No. Games Ebonie Jefferson BLOCKS No. Games Veronica Smith Jazmine Taylor LADY INDIAN BASKETBALL 6

7 Head Coach Brian Boyer Through eight seasons as head coach at Arkansas State University, Brian Boyer s name has become synonymous with success and the women s basketball program. Entering his ninth season as head coach of the Lady Indians, Boyer has climbed to second place on the ASU career win chart with a record of Under Boyer s guidance, the Lady Indians have reached the Women s National Invitation Tournament four times, including three of the past four seasons. He led the Lady Indians to the Sun Belt East Division Championship, the program has produced 16 All-Sun Belt Conference players with Boyer at the helm, and Boyer was named Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year following the and seasons. His 66 career Sun Belt Conference victories heading into the season rank him sixth all-time in career conference wins. Last season, the Lady Indians finished 21-13, advanced to the second round of the WNIT before falling to eventual tournament runner-up Wisconsin and continued to build on their already-impressive home record with a 14-2 mark at the ASU Convocation Center. The Lady Indians posted home victories over NCAA Tournament participants Oklahoma State and Louisiana- Lafayette, Southeastern Conference member Alabama and WNIT participants South Dakota State and Murray State. In all, 14 of the Lady Indians 34 games during the season were against teams that played in the NCAA or WNIT tournaments. The Lady Indians also reached the 10-victory milestone quicker than any other team in ASU history, picking up their 10th win of the season Jan. 3, 2007, and their 21-win total equaled the highest in Boyer s eight seasons. Under Boyer s guidance, several individual records fell during the season as well. Seniors Adrianne Davie and Rudy Sims rewrote the Lady Indian record books, with Davie shattering the career blocked shots record with 132 and the career rebounding record with 1,147. Sims set a new mark in career assists with 548, and became the first ASU player in over a decade to record a triple-double when she scored 14 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and handed out 10 assists in a overtime victory at Louisiana-Lafayette. Davie was named All-Sun Belt Conference for the fourth straight season, while Sims earned the honor for the third straight year. Senior Ali Carter became the 16th HEAD COACH BRIAN BOYER BY THE NUMBERS IN SBC WNIT IN SBC IN SBC IN SBC IN SBC WNIT IN SBC WNIT IN SBC IN SBC WNIT TOTAL SBC 4 WNIT Boyer s First Victory ASU 93, Butler 76 - (11/19/99) Boyer s 25th Victory ASU 85, MT 63 - (01/04/01) Boyer s 50th Victory ASU 92, NT 72 - (01/18/03) Boyer s 75th Victory ASU 57, ULL 48 - (02/26/04) Boyer s 100th Victory ASU 97, Hampton 71 - (12/04/05) Boyer s 125th Victory ASU 64, N. Dakota St. 61 (1/20/07) member of the career 1,000-point club. During the season, the Lady Indians posted a overall record against a schedule that included nine NCAA Tournament teams and three that participated in the WNIT. The Tribe advanced to the semifinals of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament, and Davie earned first-team All-Sun Belt Conference honors for the third straight season. Davie also joined the ASU 1,000- point club, along with Sims and senior Amber Abraham. In the season, ASU put together a programbest 10-game Sun Belt Conference winning streak, part of an 11-game win streak that was the fourth longest in Lady Indian history. The Lady Indians finished the season overall and in second place in the Sun Belt East Division at 11-3, giving Boyer his first 20-win season as head coach. The Tribe advanced to the quarterfinals of the WNIT, defeating SEC powers Mississippi State and Arkansas along the way. The second round victory over Arkansas was played in front of a Convocation Center record crowd of 10, 892. The team s success earned Boyer his second straight Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year Award LADY INDIAN BASKETBALL 7

8 Boyer joined former Lady Indian coach Jerry Ann Winters as the only two ASU women s basketball coaches to win back to- back coach of the year honors. Davie, Sims and Carter all earned All-Sun Belt honors following the season, marking the first time in Lady Indian history that three players earned all-conference honors in a single season. The season culminated with the program s first-ever regular season conference championship and a return to the WNIT. The Lady Indians finished overall and 10-4 in league play, earning a share of the Sun Belt East division title as they posted one of the top turnarounds in Division I, picking up seven more wins than the previous season. ASU s 19 victories that season were the most since the season, sparked in part by the best start in ASU women s basketball history a seven-game win streak to open the season. The strong start carried over into Sun Belt play as the Lady Indians held the top spot in the East division from start to finish. Davie earned honorable mention all-conference honors as a true freshman, and Boyer was rewarded with his first conference Coach of the Year Award. The season capped a pair of rebuilding years and resulted in a strong finish and a trip to the semifinals of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament. In his first season as head coach of the Lady Indians, Boyer led ASU to its first-ever Top 25 national ranking, 18 victories and a trip to the WNIT. The Tribe s 18 victories gave Boyer the most wins by a first-year coach at ASU since Sara Wooley won 19 games in her first season in The Lady Indians opened the season by winning 10 of their first 11 games, including road wins over Southern Miss and nationally-ranked Kansas, giving ASU a No. 25 ranking in the Associated Press poll the following week. The Tribe finished the season at overall, ending the year with the program s second straight invitation to the WNIT. Boyer came to ASU in 1995 spending four seasons as an assistant for former head coach Jeff Mittie, who is now the head coach at TCU. A graduate of Missouri Western State College in St. Joseph, Mo. with a bachelor's degree in education, Boyer was an assistant coach for the men's program for six seasons, including the last three, which he spent as an assistant with the women's program as well. As an assistant to the men's team, Missouri Western was an NCAA Division II Tournament participant five years (1990, 1991, 1992, 1994 and 1995) and won two conference championships. The team made the Sweet 16 in As a women's assistant, Boyer and Missouri Western made two NCAA Tournament appearances, including a trip to the Final Four in 1995 and the Elite Eight the previous season. The team went 31-3 in 1995 and made it to the Final Eight of the national tournament. It also went undefeated through its MIAA schedule at In 1994, the team finished third in the nation, losing in a national semifinal contest and finishing with a 29-3 overall mark. In his four seasons at Arkansas State as an assistant coach, Boyer and the Lady Indians earned a mark. The team went with a trip to the Women's NIT. In the process, ASU earned wins over nationally- ranked Virginia and Kansas. The Lady Indians won 20 games in back-to-back seasons in the and seasons. The 1997 team opened the season with a victory over nationally-ranked Illinois and had a 12-game winning streak during the season, the second longest in school history. The 1998 squad knocked off nationally-ranked Western Kentucky at the Convocation Center and came within four points of scoring an upset over national power Louisiana Tech at home as well. In his first season at ASU, the Lady Indians won 17 games, despite having just seven scholarship players. Boyer prepped at Scotland County High School in Memphis, Mo. and graduated from there in He is married to the former Rhonda Lane of Marked Tree. She is a graduate of ASU LADY INDIAN BASKETBALL 8

9 #1 Jazmine Taylor 5-8, So. G, 1L Memphis, Tenn. Points vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 FG Att vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 FT Made vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 FT Att vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Rebounds vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Assists vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Steals vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Blocks vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Minutes vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Points vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 FG Att vs. Denver 1/15/07 3FG Att vs. Missouri 11/17/06 FT Made vs. UAPB 11/26/06 FT Att vs. UAPB 11/26/06 Rebounds vs. UAPB 11/26/06 Assists vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Steals vs. Mo. St. 11/20/06 Blocks , four times last vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Minutes vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 #5 Kelsey Lock 6-0, Sr. G/F, 3L Republic Mo. Will not play in due to injury. Points , twice last vs. Stony Brook 12/3/05 FG Made , three times last vs. N. Dakota State 1/4/06 FG Att vs. N. Dakota State 1/4/06 3FG Made , eight times last vs. Oklahoma State 12/9/06 3FG Att vs. W. Kentucky 1/14/06 FT Made....7 vs. Notre Dame 12/17/05 FT Att vs. Notre Dame 12/17/05 Rebounds vs. N. Dakota St 1/4/06 Assists , three times Steals vs. Middle Tenn. 2/19/05 Blocks , twice Minutes vs. Middle Tenn. 2/19/05 #10 Rachel Baker 6-0, Fr. G, HS Mexico, Mo. Points vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 FG Att vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 3FG Made vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 3FG Att vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 FT Att Rebounds vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Steals vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Minutes vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Points vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 FG Att vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 3FG Made vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 3FG Att vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 FT Att Rebounds vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Steals vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Minutes vs. S.D. State 11/9/ LADY INDIAN BASKETBALL 9

10 #11 Ebonie Jefferson 5-9, So. G, 1L Laurel, Miss. #12 Angie Criner 5-8, Fr. G, HS Jenks, Okla. #15 Brittney Hiles 5-7, Jr. G, 2L Baton Rouge, La. Points vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 FG Made vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 FG Att vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 3FG Made vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 3FG Att vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 FT Att vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Rebounds vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Assists vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Steals vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Minutes vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Points vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 FG Made vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 FG Att vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 3FG Made , twice Last vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 3FG Att vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 FT Made vs. Charlotte 11/10/06 FT Att vs. Charlotte 11/10/06 Rebounds , four times last vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Assists vs. S.D. State11/9/07 Steals vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Minutes vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Points vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 FG Att vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 3FG Att vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 FT Made vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 FT Att vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Rebounds vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Minutes vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Points vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 FG Att vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 3FG Att vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 FT Made vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 FT Att vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Rebounds vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Minutes vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Points vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 FG Made FG Att FG Att vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 FT Made vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 FT Att vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Rebounds Assists vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Steals vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Minutes vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Points vs. Denver 1/15/07 FG Made vs. Denver 1/15/07 FG Att , twice last vs. Alabama A&M 12/10/05 3FG Made , six times last vs. Western Kentucky 3/3/07 3FG Att , twice last vs. Purdue 11/24/06 FT Made vs. La. Tech 12/29/05 FT Att vs. La. Tech 12/29/05 Rebounds , twice Assists , twice Steals , twice Blocks vs. La.-Monroe 2/28/07 Minutes , twice LADY INDIAN BASKETBALL 10

11 #21 Shania Hurst 5-10, Fr. G, HS St. Louis, Mo. #22 Shay Scott 6-2, Fr. F, HS N. Little Rock, Ark. #23 Makala McNair 5-10, Fr. G, HS Alpena, Ark. Will not play in due to injury. Points vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 FG Made FG Att vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 FT Made vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 FT Att vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Rebounds vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Steals vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Minutes vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Points FG Made FG Att FT Att Rebounds Minutes Points vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 FG Made FG Att vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 FT Made vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 FT Att vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Rebounds vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Steals vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Minutes vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Points FG Made FG Att FT Att Rebounds Minutes LADY INDIAN BASKETBALL 11

12 #24 Veronica Smith 5-10, So. G, 1L East St. Louis, Ill. #25 Caroline Starr 5-10, Jr. G, 2L Benton, Ark. #30 Lyndsay Schlup 6-2, So. F, 1L California, Mo. Points vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 FG Made vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 FG Att vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 FT Att vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Rebounds vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Assists vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Blocks vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Minutes vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Points vs. ULL 3/5/07 FG Made , twice last vs. ULL 3/5/07 FG Att , twice last vs ULL 3/5/07 3FG Made , three times last vs. Wisconsin 3/18/07 3FG Att vs. Wisconsin 3/18/07 FT Made , three times last vs. Western Kentucky 3/3/07 FT Att vs. UAPB 11/26/06 Rebounds vs. ULM 2/28/07 Assists , twice Steals , five times Blocks vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Minutes vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Points vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 FG Att vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 3FG Made vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 3FG Att vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 FT Made vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 FT Att vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Rebounds vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Assists vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Steals vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Minutes vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Points vs. ULL 2/7/07 FG Made vs. ULL 2/7/07 FG Att vs. ULL 2/7/07 3FG Made vs. ULL 2/7/07 3FG Att vs. ULL 2/7/07 FT Made , three times last vs.oklahoma State 12/9/06 FT Att vs. Cal 12/3/06 Rebounds vs. ULL 2/23/06 Assists , twice Steals vs. New Orleans 12/31/06 Blocks vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Minutes , three times Points vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 FG Made vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 FG Att vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 FT Att Rebounds vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Minutes vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Points , four times FG Made..4 vs. Florida Atlantic 1/31/07 FG Att vs. Florida Atlantic 1/31/07 3FG Att vs. ULL 3/5/07 FT Made vs. La.-Monroe 1/3/07 FT Att vs. La.-Monroe 1/3/07 Rebounds vs. Charlotte 11/10/06 Assists vs Denver 1/15/07 Steals , four times Blocks , twice Minutes , twice LADY INDIAN BASKETBALL 12

13 #33 Ashley Anderson 6-2, Jr. F, 2L Cabot, Ark. #34 Kayla Pospisil 6-1, Jr. F, TR Marion, Iowa Points FG Made FG Att vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 FT Att Rebounds vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Minutes vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Points vs. Mo. St. 11/20/06 FG Made vs. Mo. St. 11/20/06 FG Att vs. Mo. St. 11/20/06 FT Made vs. San Jose St. 12/2/06 FT Att vs. San Jose St. 12/2/06 Rebounds , three times......last vs. Western Kentucky 1/24/07 Assists vs. UALR 2/24/07 Steals vs. UAPB 11/26/06 Blocks vs. North Texas 1/6/07 Minutes vs. Cal 12/3/06 Points vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 FG Att vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 FT Made vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 FT Att vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Rebounds vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Minutes vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Points vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 FG Att vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 FT Made vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 FT Att vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Rebounds vs. S.D. State 11/9/07 Minutes vs. S.D. State 11/9/ LADY INDIAN BASKETBALL 13

14 Official Basketball Box Score -- GAME TOTALS -- FINAL STATISTICS Brigham Young Univeristy vs UC Santa Barbara 11/09/08 7:00 pm at The Thunderdome, Santa Barbara, Calif. Brigham Young Univeristy Total 3-Ptr Rebounds ## Player FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF TP A TO Blk Stl Min 05 Cheesman, Ashley f VARLEY, Lauren c Foreman, Jazmine g CARLING, Mallary g SLADE, Shawnee g Nichols, Lauren JUDKINS, Jamie NIELSON, Mindy MOEAKI, Keilani KING, Cassie Team Totals FG % 1st Half: % 3FG % 1st Half: % FT % 1st Half: % 2nd half: % 2nd half: % 2nd half: % Game: % Game: % Game: % Deadball Rebounds 1 UC Santa Barbara Total 3-Ptr Rebounds ## Player FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF TP A TO Blk Stl Min 10 Suderman, Kat f Warren, Whitney g Ononiwu, Chisa g Wilson, Jessica g Pedersen, Lauren g Gibbons, Sha'Rae Gnekow, Ariana Franey, Jordan Williams, Meagan Brown, Ashlee Goble, Jessie Johnson, Margaret Team Totals FG % 1st Half: % 3FG % 1st Half: % FT % 1st Half: % 2nd half: % 2nd half: % 2nd half: % Game: % Game: % Game: % Deadball Rebounds 6 Officials: Carla Fujimoto, Rick Rodman, Rick Spitzer Technical fouls: Brigham Young Univeristy-None. UC Santa Barbara-None. Attendance: 882 Score by periods 1st 2nd Total Brigham Young Univerist UC Santa Barbara LADY INDIAN BASKETBALL 14

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