Women's Basketball Hosts Jacksonville State at Johnson Arena on Senior Day

Feb 24, 2017

Credit MSU Athletics

In the last regular season game of 2016-17, Morehead State women's basketball (20-8, 10-5 Ohio Valley Conference) battles Jacksonville State (13-14, 6-9 OVC) on Saturday at 2 p.m. ET.

Four seniors - Shay Steele, Aaliyah Wells, Brianna McQueen, and KayK Tate - will be competing in their final contest at Johnson Arena.

Morehead State enters Saturday's matchup fresh off its 20th win of the season, good for the seventh such campaign in school history. With a chance to add to the season win total, the Eagles also seek revenge for last month's 69-68 road loss at the buzzer to the Gamecocks.

McQueen leads the team in scoring with 13.7 points per game, though Steele also totes a double-digit average of 10.3. Steele adds 5.1 rebounds and 1.6 blocks, as well.

Both Steele and Wells have started every game for Morehead State this season, while Steele eclipsed the 1,000-point mark on her career last December. The pair of seniors are the only veterans to have spent each of the past four seasons in an MSU uniform, as McQueen and Tate made their Morehead State debuts in 2015-16.

Saturday is also head coach Greg Todd's first opportunity to claim his 200th career NCAA victory. In only three seasons at MSU, Todd has added to a career record that now stands at 199-110 (.644), thanks in large part to eight seasons at the helm of Transylvania (Ky.).

Todd's daughter, junior forward Brooke Todd, looks to reach a career milestone of her own when Jacksonville State comes to town. The 6-foot-2 Lexington, Ky. native needs just one more block to claim sole possession of the third best single-season performance, as well as the fourth best career total, in school history.

No matter the outcome of Saturday's game, Morehead State has already clinched the No. 2 seed in next week's OVC Tournament. Like eight other teams in the conference, however, JSU is still fighting for a guaranteed postseason berth.