Women's basketball back in action at home Tuesday vs. N.C. Central

Women's basketball back in action at home Tuesday vs. N.C. Central

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BUIES CREEK, N.C. --- Campbell will play its final game before the Thanksgiving holiday on Tuesday night against in-state foe North Carolina Central at 7 p.m.

Live coverage of the game can be found on the Big South Network with Bill Priestly on the call. Live stats can also be found at gocamels.com. Tickets are available for purchase in advance at gocamels.com and at the box office located in front of the John W. Pope Jr. Convocation Center.


LAST TIME OUT: Despite strong efforts from Summer Price and MaKala Rouse, Campbell (1-2) was on the losing end of a 66-53 decision to VCU Saturday night. The Camels were held to just 33.3 percent shooting from the field.

A NEW FACE ON THE SIDELINES: The Camels are in the first season under new head coach Ronny Fisher. Fisher is coming off eight seasons at Presbyterian College, where he turned a brand new Division I program into a Big South contender in a short amount of time. He won his opening game at CU and is now just two wins away from career victory 100. He coached a program-record four all-conference selections last year at PC.

ON THE DEFENSE: Coach Fisher's teams have always been known for their defense and his 2013-14 team at PC ranked second nationally in scoring defense (53.5 PPG), exceeded only by national champions UConn. CU is allowing opponents to score 60.0 points per game so far this season, and that tally stands fourth in the Big South.

SPREADING THE LOVE: CU led the Big South in assists last season and has assisted on over half the made baskets this year. The Camels' 0.91 assist-to-turnover ratio leads the league & their +3.3 turnover margin is second.

RAINING THREE'S: The Camels are leading the conference in three three-point categories this season. Their 21 three's made, 66 attempted and 7.0 per game all are in the top 100 nationally as well. A staple of a Coach Fisher led team is the three-point shot, as his PC squad topped the league last season. CU has attempted 16 more three's and hit five more triples than the first three games of last year.

LEADING THE CHARGE: Price has taken the reins of the Camel offense early in the season. She is averaging 13.0 points per game after a 23-point effort vs. VCU. She hit three three's at Mercer & has seven assists overall.

A LITTLE SENIORITY: Brianna Cribb has shined in an expanded role as a senior. She made her first career start vs. VCU and tallied her first career double-double vs. SAU. She leads the Camels in rebounding (7.0 per game) & assists (2.7 per game). Fellow senior Bria Emanuel is averaging 5.0 points and 4.7 rebounds per game.

CAN'T BE TOO SOPH: Sophomores Hannah Long and Bowns have also stepped into extended roles this season. Long has started all three games and is averaging career-highs 7.3 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. Bowns has two double-figure efforts this season and is third on the team in scoring at 9.3 points per game.

THE NEWBIES: Freshman Breanna Foster tallied 19 points in the opener and stands second on the team in scoring (9.0 ppg). Taya Bolden is third on the team in rebounding (5.3 rpg) and had 10 boards vs. SAU.

ALL-TIME SERIES: Today marks the 17th all-time meeting vs. NCCU. CU has won the last eight matchups and leads the series 14-2. The Eagles are looking for their first ever win in Buies Creek in their ninth appearance.

SCOUTING THE EAGLES: NCCU (1-2) is coming off its first win of the season, a 75-38 thumping of Johnson & Wales. Morgan Jones leads the Eagles with 13.3 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. She's scored in double-figures in all three games this season. NCCU stands second in the MEAC in scoring defense, holding opponents to 51.3 points per game.

LOOKING AHEAD: Campbell will return to action in a week (Nov. 29) against Western Carolina on the road.