Truman State womens's basketball ready for Rockhurst Wednesday
Riding a conference best five-game winning streak, the Truman Women's Basketball team will roll into Kansas City for a pair of Great Lakes Valley Conference West Division games this week.
Truman will be at Rockhurst (Mo.) University for a 5:15 p.m. tip on Thursday and at William Jewell (Mo.) at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.
Both games will be on the Bulldogs flagship station, 104.7 FM KRES and available free online through CentralMOInfo.com. Brad Boyer and Hank Janssen will call the action with a pregame show beginning 15 minutes prior to tip and will have Coach Amy Eagan's postgame comments during halftime of the men's game.
Live stats and live video links, if available from the host site, will be available on the women's basketball schedule page on TrumanBulldogs.com
About the Bulldogs (11-4; 5-2 GLVC)
Truman extended their home winning streak to 22 games with a 70-55 victory over Missouri-St. Louis then followed that up with an 87-73 win at Maryville (Mo.) University on Saturday to stay within one game of the GLVC West Division standings.
The Bulldogs trail Drury (Mo.) and Quincy (Ill.) in the West Division with games against the schools upcoming. Truman will face the Panthers on February 1 and the Lady Hawks February 27, both games in Kirksville.
During the present five-game winning streak, the Bulldogs are shooting 46% from three-point range and 83% from the foul line while boasting a plus-15.8 scoring margin.
Truman has doubled out the opposition from the three-point line by hitting 50-of-107 shots while opponents have made 25-of-85 (29.4%).
Overall, Truman is fourth in the NCAA in three-point field goal percentage, fifth in free throw shooting and eighth in turnovers per game.
They are first in the GLVC in those three catagories in addition to being number one in rebounding margin and three-pointers per game.
They are second in scoring offense and fourth in turnover margin.
Truman is the only team in the GLVC with five players averaging double-figures in scoring and one of four schools that have four players averaging double-figures in conference-games only.
Truman is led by Amy Briggs (12.6), Nicole Gloor (12.5), Allie Norton (12.1), Bianca Szafarowicz (10.6) and Courtney Strait (10.1).
Truman vs. Rockhurst (Thursday 5:15 p.m. â?? Kansas City, Mo.)
Series History: Truman leads the overall series with the Hawks 8-4 with the Bulldogs winning the last three games.
The last meeting was November 26, 2011 with the Bulldogs prevailing 62-46 at Mason-Haplin Fieldhouse in Kansas City.
Truman has won six of the last seven games between the schools.
The first meeting was a Truman win in Kirksville by a 75-68 score in 1996.
Three of the four losses came in Kansas City with the last being in 2006, 63-54.
The 2008 game, a 76-74 win by the Bulldogs, is the lone overtime game in the series.
Seven games have been played in Kansas City with Truman leading four games to three.
Last Time Out: Truman won their fifth straight with an 87-73 victory at Maryville on Saturday.
Allie Norton led Truman with 17 points followed by Nicole Gloor and Amy Briggs' 16. Mary Dineen scored 17 points and Rockhurst rallied from 10 points down with five minutes to play to defeat Missouri S&T 70-68. Taylor Skala's shot with 5.4 seconds left was the game winner.
Common Opponents: Truman and Rockhurst do not have any common opponents this season so far.
The Hawks lost to William Jewell (Truman's Saturday opponent) 81-66.
Rockhurst has played three schools from the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association this season, losing all three.
They played Southwest Baptist (78-54), Missouri Western (63-59) and Missouri Southern (82-56).
About the Hawks: Snapped a five-game losing streak with their 70-68 win over Missouri S&T on Saturday
Rockhurst is 3-4 at home falling by two to Bellarmine (76-74) on January 5
Mary Dineen leads Rockhurst in scoring at 15 points per game overall and in GLVC games
Courtesy Truman State University