NORTHRIDGE, Calif. ---
Matadors Venture for Contests with Tigers, Eagles
The Cal State Northridge women's basketball team (0-2) packs its bags for a trip to South Carolina and Georgia. In its first contests ever in those two states, the Matadors will face the Clemson Tigers on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. (ET)/10 a.m. (PT) and then square off with the Georgia Southern Eagles on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. (ET)/4 p.m. (PT). Both games represent the first-ever meetings between the two programs in women's basketball and Sunday's contest marks just the second time in school history that CSUN has faced an Atlantic Coast Conference opponent.
Last week, CSUN dropped a pair of road contests at former Big Sky Conference rivals Sacramento State and Montana State. Against the Hornets, junior Cinnamon Lister led Northridge with 15 points and seven rebounds in her first official game in over 18 months. Two days later, junior Ashlee Guay totaled 25 points on a career-high 11 field goals while both Mikayla Thielges (13) and Bernadette Fong (11) both finished in double-figures in rebounds.
Clemson enters the contest at 1-1 on the season after splitting contests with Davidson and Wofford. Quinyotta Pettaway totaled 17 points and 15 rebounds against Davidson but did not play in the victory over the Terriers. Through two games, Chanice Dunn (11.5) and Chelsea Lindsay (10.5) are scoring in double figures. The Tigers have shot 27.6 percent from 3-point range, but 47.7 percent on two-point field goal attempts. CSUN's only contest against an ACC opponent came in a home loss to Virginia in December of 2000.
Georgia Southern (0-2) is coming off a 103-38 loss at nationally ranked Kentucky and will play Jacksonville State on Saturday, Nov. 16. Mimi Dubose is averaging 9.0 points through two contests while the Eagles have shot 77 percent at the free throw line as a team. The Eagles are members of the Sun Belt Conference, the same league of South Alabama, whom CSUN defeated last season at its Thanksgiving tournament.
Following the trip, CSUN will return home for its home opener on Saturday, Nov. 23 when its hosts Brigham Young University. Tip off between the Cougars and Matadors is slated for 1 p.m. from the Matadome.