The Portland State women’s basketball team has just four non-conference games left on its schedule, three of which are at the Peter W. Stott Center. The Vikings host the Corban Warriors of the NAIA Division II Cascade Collegiate Conference Saturday, Dec. 12. Tip is slated for 2:00 p.m. PT.
The Vikings will have a quick turnaround following Saturday’s game as they host the Seattle Redhawks on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 7:00 p.m. After a trip to Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore. to take on the Oregon Ducks on Thursday, Dec. 17, the Vikings host Cal State Northridge on Sunday, Dec. 20 to round out non-conference action. Portland State opens up Big Sky Conference action on the road at Sacramento State on Jan. 2.
LIVE VIDEO: A live video stream is available for Saturday’s game. The link can be found on the women’s basketball schedule page on GoViks.com.
LIVE STATS: Fans can follow the action throughout the season online via Live Stats. Live stat links for each game can be found on the women’s basketball schedule page on GoViks.com.
LAST TIME OUT
• The Vikings had a tough trip through the state of South Dakota with losses at South Dakota State (74-65) and at the University of South Dakota (103-61). It was a tale of two games for the Vikings. They shot a season-high .391 against South Dakota State before shooting .339 against South Dakota, their second worst shooting performance of the season.
• Freshman G Kian McNair put together the two best games of her young career with 13 points against South Dakota State followed by 18 against South Dakota. She shot .444 from the floor over the two games, going 12-for-27. She added five three-pointers on 11 attempts (.455) and a pair of free throws.
CORBAN QUICK HITS
• Head Coach Dave Bale is 131-91 in eight seasons at Corban. The Warriors are 4-6 overall and 0-2 in CCC play so far this season. They are 2-0 at home, 2-5 on the road, and 0-1 at a neutral site.
• The Warriors return three starters from a team that went 17-14 overall and 11-7 in CCC play for a third place finish last season.
• Senior G Jade Lowery is the team’s leading scorer after posting 12.5 ppg last season. Lowery leads the team in points per game this season with 16.4 ppg. She has posted eight double-digit scoring performances this season including a pair of 20-point games. She opened the season with a season-high 39 points in an 88-83 win over Simpson University (11/6).
• The Warriors have four starters averaging double-digit points.
• The Warriors are shooting .377 from the floor as a team, while opponents are shooting .423. They shoot .337 from three-point range, averaging 8.7 three-pointers per game. They have a -4.9 rebounding margin and a -3.2 turnover margin.
VS. CORBAN: Portland State leads the all-time series 4-1 dating back to the 2010-11 season. The Vikings took the first four games in the series before the Warriors won at the Stott Center last season, 74-64.
TEAM NOTES: Here are some quick-hitters about the Portland State women’s basketball team through seven games:
• The Vikings are 0-7 overall this season, 0-4 on the road, and 0-3 at home.
• Portland State is averaging 64.7 points per game this season while opponents are scoring 82.4 ppg (-17.7 scoring margin, last in the Big Sky Conference).
• Portland State is shooting .348 from the floor, .276 from three-point range, and .701 from the free throw line. Portland State averages 5.7 three-pointers per game and 16.7 free throws per game.
• Portland State leads the conference in rebounding offense with 44.0 rebounds per game and in defensive rebounds with 30.7 per game.
• Portland State out-rebounded its first four opponents of the season but has been out-rebounded in each of the last three games by an average of 11.7 rebounds per game.