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Six Games on #A10WBB Sunday Slate

Release: 12/29/2013
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Courtesy: Atlantic 10 Conference

#A10WBB Daily Dose | Sunday, December 29, 2013
A-10 Standings | A-10 Stats  

What’s on Tap
UNC Greensboro at Fordham (Fordham Holiday Classic) | 1:00 | Watch Live – A-10 Digital Network
Saint Louis vs. Holy Cross (Cyclone Classic) | 1:00 | Live Stats  
Massachusetts vs. Binghamton (Blue Sky Classic) | 5:00| Watch Live
Saint Joseph’s at Florida Gulf Coast | 6:00 | Watch Live
Duquesne at Pittsburgh | 6:00 | Watch Live
La Salle at Dartmouth (Blue Sky Classic) | 7:00 | Watch Live

Recent Scores
Saturday, December 28, 2013
George Washington 77, American 64 | Recap
VCU 77, NJIT 72 | Recap
East Tennessee State 87, George Mason 76| Recap
Richmond 87, Davidson 68 | Recap
William & Mary 66, Saint Louis 56 | Recap

#A10WBB News & Notes

>VCU’s Robyn Parks has been named the Atlantic 10 Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, while her teammate Keira Robinson has been named Rookie of the Week for games played from Dec. 16 – Dec. 22.

The duo helped lead the Rams to a 2-0 week.  VCU improved to 10-1, its best start since 2007-08, while tying a school record (1994-95) with its ninth straight victory in a victory over Florida A&M on Sunday.

Parks averaged 27.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals last week, while shooting 61.8 percent (21-of-34) from the field and 85.7 percent (12-of-14) from the free throw line. The Waldorf, Md., native registered game-highs in points in a pair of Ram wins. Parks began the week with 29 points and seven rebounds against Manhattan before adding 25 points on 11-of-15 shooting to go along with nine rebounds and four steals against FAMU.   Parks has recorded three straight 20-point games (eight overall this year)

Robinson averaged 11.5 points, 8.5 assists, 3.5 steals and 3.0 rebounds per game last week.  The Columbia, S.C. native opened the week with 14 points, eight assists and five steals against Manhattan.  She followed with nine points, nine assists and two steals against FAMU.

>The A-10 has three teams ranked in the top-57 of the RPI report.  Saint Joseph’s is currently fourth, Dayton is 54,  while Fordham is 57 . The A-10 as a whole is ranked ninth among conferences.

>Graham Hays of ESPN has named Fordham’s Erin Rooney and St. Bonaventure’s Katie Healy two of the 10 players in women’s college basketball who have risen to the occasion most in 2013-14.  Through 11 games, Rooney is averaging 20.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game.  In leading the Rams to a 9-2 record, the 2013 First Team All-Atlantic 10 selecetion has converted on 48 percent of her tries from the floor, including 45 percent of her three-point attempts. Healy has helped the Bonnies jump out to an 11-4 record this season. The sophomore currently holds the team lead in points (14.4), assists (40), blocks (19), and is second on the team, averaging 8.3 rebounds per game.

>The Fordham Rams are 9-2 on the season, their second-best start in program history.  During their current eight game tear, the Rams have enjoyed an average margin of victory of 19 points.

>George Washington topped American 77-64 on Saturday.  With its fourth straight victory, GW improves to 8-4 on the season, its best 12-game start since 2007-08. In addition, the Colonials have won four in a row for the first time since Nov. 26-Dec. 3, 2011.

>VCU picked up its school record 10th straight win and improved to 11-1 for only the second time in program history with a 77-72 triumph at NJIT on Saturday afternoon. The Rams, who are off to their best start in six years, improve to 11-1 for the first time since 2007-08, and just the second time in the program’s 40-year existence. VCU’s previous nine-game winning streak lasted for more than 19 years (1994-95).

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