THE TEAMS: Kentucky State (8-6 overall, 2-4 SIAC) had its five-game winning streak come to an end with Monday’s 80-64 loss to Benedict. The Thorobreds are 1-5 on the road, including 0-4 in SIAC games.
Paine (0-10 overall, 0-4 SIAC) is coming off a 77-74 home loss to Central State Monday.
THE COACHES: Terrance Slater is in his third season as the head coach, and fifth season with the program. The Thorobreds are 28-39 in his tenure as a head coach. He led Kentucky State to the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference semifinals a season ago. He was an assistant the last time KSU advanced to the SIAC title game.
Willie Adams, a longtime member of the Paine College athletic department, is in his fourth season as the women’s basketball head coach.
THE PLAYERS: For just the third time this season, senior Brooke Wallace failed to reach double figures in scoring, but it still nearly averaging a double-double with 12.4 points and 9.9 rebounds. She has been held to less than seven rebounds just twice this season.
Sophomore Erica Jones has picked up her scoring in the last three games, averaging 21.6 points to boost her season average to 11.7 points. She is also second on the team with 6.4 boards. A third player, junior Jessie Kee, is also scoring more than 10 points a game with 10.4 points and is third on the team with 5.7 rebounds.
Junior Amani Williams is second in the conference with 4.3 assists.
Sophomore forward Keondra Archie comes into the game with seven consecutive double-doubles after scoring 17 points with 12 boards in the loss to Central State. On the season, Archie is the go-to player for the Lions with 13.4 points and 10.7 rebounds. She is averaging seven more rebounds than her closest teammate.
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WHAT’S NEXT: Kentucky State will have 10 days off before traveling to Tuskegee 1 p.m. January 12.