CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Charleston Southern women's basketball team takes to the hardwood after a nine-day layoff and near-upset of national power Georgia. Tuesday's matchup is the sixth all-time between CSU and Erskine, the second in as many seasons and the second Education Day contest inside the Buc Dome. The Bucs took on South Carolina State in an Education Day matchup on December 11 last season.
In the recent two-game road swing, senior Ke'Asia Jackson reached the 1,000 point mark then added 14-more at Georgia. Fellow senior guard Rachel Burns has the chance to reach 1,000 as well as she sits just 73 points away.
Lets Be Clear
- The Charleston Southern University Athletic Department is implementing a Clear Bag Policy for all athletic events inside the Buccaneer Field House for the entirety of the CSU men's and women's basketball seasons.
- Along with numerous NCAA Division I institutions across the country, as well as the policy implemented at Buccaneer Field over the last two seasons, this policy limits the size and style of bags carried into the venue.
- Each ticketed guest can carry one large clear bag – either a one-gallon Ziploc-style bag or the 12" x 6" x 12" clear bag – plus a small clutch purse (4.5" x 6.5"). The small clutch must be carried into the venue outside the clear bag and is subject to search.
- CSU returns to the Buc Dome after a two-game road swing and nine-day layoff for exams. Their last time out saw an incredible effort at national power Georgia fall just short 83-75 on Sunday Dec. 2.
- The Bucs welcome Erskine Tuesday for the second-consecutive seasons after a six-year hiatus in the head-to-head series. CSU got the best of the Flying Fleet 79-43 thanks to three players in double figures and career-best rebounding performances from Rachel Burns and Cailah Hicklin.
- Tuesday marks the first Education Day inside the Buc Dome as over 800 students will pack the building for an early-morning contest.
- CSU looks for their second home win of the season after a comeback bid fell just shy in their last contest inside the Buc Dome to perennial Atlantic Sun power Jacksonville.
Last Time Out
- A valiant effort from the Charleston Southern women's basketball team came up just short Sunday as the Bucs fell 83-75 to SEC and National power Georgia. Freshman guard Ahlea Myers tallied a career-best 16 points while Ke'Asia Jackson added 14 and Rachel Burns finished with 12 in the loss.
- Charleston Southern shot the lights out in the opening 20 minutes post a .615 mark including a .555 mark from beyond the arc. Myers led that first half performance with 13 points off the bench –the most points scored by a Buccaneer in a single half this season.
- The home, preseason No. 14 Bulldogs finished with five players in double figures led by a game-high 20 from Gabby Connally and 19 from Caliya Robinson. Connally entered the contest with a team-high 15.4 average going toe-to-toe with CSU leading scorer Jackson.
A Win on Tuesday Would…
- Be the first in the month of December after opening the second month of the season with a near-upset of national powerhouse Georgia.
- Make CSU 1-0 in Education Days all-time inside the Buc Dome.
- Give CSU a five-game win streak over Erskine, the third-best current streak against a single opponent trailing only the eight-straight wins against Longwood and seven versus Southern Wesleyan.
- Be the second win of the season on their home floor after the Bucs opened the 2018-19 campaign with a 101-50 win over Converse.
Scouting the Flying Fleet
- Erskine comes into the Buc Dome on a five-game losing skid - three coming in one or two-possession games. Both of their conference losses thus far have come by a six-point margin to Converse - a team CSU beat to open the regular season - and King University.
- As a whole, the Flying Fleet are shooting .354 from the floor and .297 from deep while scoring 68.7 points per game. They're led offensively by the trio of Megan Davis, Alexis Scott and Myranda Parham, who all sit in double figures.
- Davis leads the way with 14.9 points, Alexis Scott sits at 13.1 and Myranda Parham adds 11.9 points per contest. Those three all sit in the top-25 of Conference Carolinas in scoring and account for 58% of Erskine's scoring output.
- Davis has four 20-point efforts this season including three over her past four contests and a season-best 23 in her last outing.