Women's basketball preview

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Siloam Springs, Ark. (February 1, 2010) - The Lady Golden Eagles return to SAC action this week beginning with Oklahoma City University at home on Thursday at 6 p.m. The team then travels to Oklahoma to face Mid-America Christian University on Saturday at 6 p.m.

ABOUT THE LADY GOLDEN EAGLES: JBU enters this week after suffering two road losses to Wayland Baptist and No. 20 Lubbock Christian last week. Now 3-11 in the Sooner Athletic Conference standings and 7-15 overall, the ladies are ranked 11th in the conference standings.

As they prepare for the Lady Stars on Thursday night, the women will have to overcome a tough 94-45 loss at OCU in their first meeting. The Lady Eagles were held to 26% from the floor in the contest while committing 23 turnovers. However, in their first matchup against MACU, the Lady Eagles blew away the Lady Evangels 75-45.

Ashley Taylor leads JBU in scoring with 13 points per game, and Chelsea Garrison averages 7.7 rebounds per game.

As a team, JBU ranks sixth nationally in total three pointers made (172) and eight in three pointers made per game (7.8).

ABOUT THE OCU LADY STARS: The Lady Stars are ranked 7th in the NAIA after stopping No. 4 Oklahoma Baptist on Saturday. OCU is led by Donica Crosby, a 5-8 junior guard from Coldwater, Miss., with 13.9 points, 3.7 assists and 1.67 steals per game. As a team, OCU stands fifth in field-goal percentage (46.8), seventh in assists (17.7) and eighth in average margin of victory (18.6) among NAIA Division I schools. The Stars were picked to finish second in the conference in the preseason and are tied with OBU for first place. OCU also entered this season tied for the most wins of any women’s basketball program in the nation over the past nine years. They are currently 15-3 overall and 10-1 in the SAC.

ABOUT THE MACU LADY EVANGLES: Mid-American Christian is coming off an overtime win against Science & Arts of Okla. and a close loss to Southern Nazarene. Brittany Johnson, a 5-11 junior forward from Tulsa, Okla. leads the team with 12 points per game. As a team, MACU averages 68 points per game while holding their opponents to 67.7 ppg. Currently 11-10 overall and 4-9 in the SAC, they are ahead of JBU in the conference standings holding the eighth spot. INTERNET BROADCASTS: JBU offers live audio broadcasts of select away basketball games and live video and audio of select home basketball games. Click Here to listen or watch live.

Both games this week will be carried live online.

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