Fort Hays State (5-2, 5-2 MIAA) at
Lincoln (0-6, 0-6 MIAA)
Saturday, January 9 • 1 p.m.
Jefferson City, Missouri • Jason Gymnasium
Radio: KJLS (103.3-FM)
The Fort Hays State women's basketball team looks to get back into the win column Saturday (Jan. 9) when they travel to face off with Lincoln in Jefferson City, Mo. First tip is set for 1 p.m. inside Jason Gym.
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FHSU has dominated the series in the battle of the Tigers, winning 13 of the 14 meetings all-time. The Tigers have never lost in Jefferson City, going 6-0 against the Blue Tigers on their home floor.
Both teams are coming off a loss Thursday (Jan. 7), with FHSU going down in a high-scoring affair at Central Missouri, 79-72, and Lincoln losing at home to Nebraska-Kearney, 68-53. A win Saturday would help the Tigers avoid their first three-game losing skid since February 2014 (2/8-19/2014).
Jaden Hobbs has scored in double figures in six-straight contests and now leads the team in scoring at 15.9 points per game. She's hit 55 percent of her 3-point attempts on the year, tops in the MIAA and ranking 30th in the country. Her 3.14 triples per game are 18th-best in Division II. The Alva, Okla. senior is also a leader in the nation in assists, ranking fourth at 39 total assists, 17th with 5.6 assists per game and 10th with an assist/turnover ratio of 3.55.
Olivia Hollenbeck added two more blocks on Thursday, bringing her season total to 15, fourth-most in Division II.
Whitney Randall averages 11.0 points and 5.0 rebounds in three career games against Lincoln, including 21 points in last season's win and a double-double in 2019.
Still in search of its first win of the season, Lincoln enters the weekend 0-6 on the year. The Blue Tigers score 62.2 points per night, 12th in the MIAA, while allowing 78.5 points per contest, 13th in the league. They rank fourth in the conference with 8.3 steals per game. Niyah Jackson leads Lincoln with 16.8 points per night, fifth-best in the league, while also pacing the team with 3.2 assists and 2.0 steals each game. Ashtin Ingram has blocked 10 shots on the year, 14th-most in the country.