Sophomore guard Cartaesha Macklin
Jan. 16, 2013
By Bill Ford
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Southern Illinois women's basketball team travels to Indiana State Thursday for a game that will be televised regionally through the MVC TV Network.
Date: Thursday, January 17
Time: 7 p.m. CST
Location: Terre Haute, Ind.
Site: Hulman Center (10,200)
Women's Basketball falls to Indiana State 69-46
The Southern Illinois women's basketball team couldn't replicate Indiana State's efficient long-range shooting in a 69-46 loss to the Sycamores Thursday night at SIU Arena.
TV: FOX Sports Midwest, FOX Sports Indiana, FOX Sports Kansas City, FOX College Sports Central, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, ESPN3 (outside the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska), DirecTV (Channel 671), Dish Network (Channel 418) and AT&T U-Verse (Channel 748).
Announcers: Scott Warmann and Jill Hutchison
Radio: WVZA 105.1 FM
Play-by-play by Bryce Williams
Color commentary by Johnny Sole
Southern Illinois Salukis (4-10, 1-2 MVC)
Head Coach: Missy Tiber, Fourth Year (186-154 overall, 19-84 at SIU)
Indiana State Sycamores (10-5, 2-2 MVC)
Head Coach: Teri Moren, Third Year (171-110 overall, 41-37 at ISU)
SIU VS. INDIANA STATE
Southern leads its all-time series with the Sycamores 41-36, but Indiana State has won the last eight meetings. ISU has swept the season series the last three years and knocked SIU out of the MVC tournament twice in that span. The Salukis' last win in the series came in Carbondale during the 2008-09 season. The Sycamores enter the matchup at 10-5 overall and 2-2 in the Valley after beating Drake and falling to Creighton last week on the road. ISU is led by junior guard Anna Munn, who is tied for third in the MVC in scoring at 14.7 points per game. Also for the Sycamores, sophomore forward Racheal Mahan averages 13.3 points and a team-leading 7.9 rebounds per game while senior guard Taylor Whitley averages 10.1 points and 3.0 assists per game. ISU has the top defense in the league, holding teams to an average of 51.5 points per game at a 37.0 percent shooting clip.
LEADING THE SALUKIS
Sophomore guard Cartaesha Macklin leads SIU and is tied for third in the MVC with an average of 14.7 points per game while freshman guard Rishonda Napier is second on the team at 11.3 points per game. Freshman center Dyana Pierre ranks second in the MVC in rebounding and blocks at 8.6 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game. Macklin leads the Salukis and ranks third in the Valley with an average of 4.0 assists per game.
EVANSVILLE OUTLASTS SALUKIS
SIU rallied from a 21-point first-half deficit to lead for parts of the second half, but couldn't hold off Evansville late in a 71-65 loss to the Purple Aces on the road Sunday. Cartaesha Macklin led SIU with 21 points, six rebounds and four assists while Jordyn Courier added 15 points and Rishonda Napier chipped in 12 points. Khristian Hart led Evansville with 26 points while Mallory Ladd posted 16 points and 13 rebounds.
ALONE AT THE STRIPE
SIU sophomore Cartaesha Macklin went 9-for-10 at the free throw line Sunday against Evansville. The performance was notable because Macklin was the only Saluki player to attempt a free throw against the Purple Aces. The last time SIU only had one player attempt a free throw was against Drake on Jan. 18, 2008 when Erin Pauk went 2-for-3 from the charity stripe.
SPEAKING OF FREE THROWS
Just halfway through her sophomore season, guard Cartaesha Macklin already sits ninth in SIU history for career free throws made with 228 and she is just 10 shy of entering the top 10 in school history for free throw attempts at 208. Macklin has scored roughly a third of her 701 career points thus far from the free throw line. Macklin broke the SIU single season record for free throws made and attempted last season after going 168 for 217 from the line.
COURIER FOR THREE
Saluki junior Jordyn Courier hit five 3-pointers in back-to-back games for SIU against Drake and Evansville, becoming first Saluki to accomplish that feat since Christine Presswood and Teri Oliver both did so during the 2009-10 season. Courier has hit five treys in three games through the halfway point of the 2012-13 season. She needs three more to tie Presswood (2009-10) and Oliver (2011-12) for most games with five or more 3-pointers in a season. Courier currently ranks third in the MVC in 3-point percentage (.411) and ninth in 3-pointers made per game (1.6/game).