Tipoff is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. at the SIU Arena.
2002-03 Notes: Will look to lead the Salukis in scoring for the second straight season...needs 136 points to reach the 1,000-point mark in her career...is a dominant force at both ends of the floor...can play either the point guard or shooting guard positions...a good perimeter and free throw shooter who is effective in the open court.
2001-02: Recovered from a pair of off-season shoulder surgeries to make 26 starts in the backcourt...missed team?s season-opener at Nebraska (11/16/01) due to a mild concussion...since returning to the lineup vs. Saint Louis (11/19/01), posted 19-of-26 double-digit scoring performances, including 10 straight...scored 22 or more points on five occasions...was named State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week on Dec. 3 following a double-double 29 points and 10 rebounds at Tennessee Tech (12/2)...her 29-point outing against the Golden Eaglettes tied a career-high and ranked as the most points scored in a game by any Saluki all season...became SIU?s single-season (.847) and career (.817) leader in free throw percentage...averaged 31 minutes per game and led the Dawgs in scoring with a 12.6 points per game average...ranked atop the Salukis in four other offensive categories, including field goal percentage (.384, 104-of-271), three-point percentage (.286, 26-of-91), free throw percentage (.847, 94-of-111) and steals (53)...also listed second in assists (70)...averaged 11.3 points and 3.2 rebounds against conference teams alone...knocked down a career-high 5-of-8 three-pointers at Tennessee Tech (12/2/01)...gathered a career-high six steals vs. Tennessee State (12/8/01)...hit four of SIU?s five three-pointers against SMS (2/10/02)...scored 16 points in the first half alone en route to a 22-point effort against Illinois State (2/17/02).
2000-01:Started 27 games and was the Salukis? second leading scorer tallying 331 points for a 12.3 points per game average...led the team in steals (52) and finished second in assists (100)...also registered 88 rebounds (3.3 Avg.) and 11 blocks...connected on 106-of-130 free throws for a team-leading .815 percentage...was named to the SMU Hoops for Cure Women?s Basketball Classic All-Tournament Team (Dec. 1-2)...scored a combined 35 points in SIU?s two games for the tournament...posted double figures in 19 of the Salukis? 27 contests, including a streak of 13 consecutive games...registered back-to-back career-highs with a 28-point showing vs. SMS (1/11/01)...she then netted 29 points two days later vs. Wichita State (1/13/01)...posted a double-double 19 points and 10 rebounds vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (12/2/00).
1999-00: Started all 28 games...shot 32 percent (68-of-212) from the field, including 15-of-47 (.319) from downtown...averaged 7.3 points and 3.3 rebounds per game...led the team in both assists (82) and steals (39), while finishing third in blocks (9)...scored 205 points...shot a team-best 77 percent (54-of-70) from the free throw line...posted double figures in points on seven occasions, registering a season-high 16 points at DePaul (12/4/99) and vs. Evansville (1/29/00)...had at least one steal in each of the Salukis? first seven games...rained in a trio of three-pointers vs. Drake (1/20/00) and Northern Iowa (2/7/00).
As a Prep: Averaged 23 points, four rebounds and six assists per game...led her team to a Illinois Class A State Championship in 1998 and 1999...named the tournament?s Most Valuable Player in 1999...garnered all-state honors in 1998 and 1999...named Miss Basketball of Illinois in 1999...set records for most points in a game (35) and in a tournament (87).
Personal: Full name is Molly Rebecca McDowell...majors in Recreation...born Aug. 7, 1981...daughter of Arno and Berta McDowell...has one sister, Andrea (25)...favorite movies are Remember the Titans and Adventures in Babysitting...favorite actor is Matthew McConaughey...favorite actress is Meg Ryan...favorite musical artist is Kenny Chesney...favorite pro sports team is the St. Louis Cardinals...following graduation, wants to play basketball overseas or get a Division I coaching job.
Molly McDowell's Career Statistics