Jan. 3, 2013
WHAT'S ON TAP FOR THURSDAY (1/3)
Coppin State at Charlotte | 12:00PM
Butler at Cleveland State | 7:00PM
Rhode Island at Northeastern | 7:00PM
- A pair of high-profile transfers will join the women's basketball program in the spring semester, head coach Jonathan Tsipis announced. Six-foot-4 freshman forward Jonquel Jones and 5-foot-5 sophomore point guard Lauren Chase will be eligible to play following the fall 2013 semester.
- Rhody is 14-7 all-time against Northeastern, but has dropped the last two meetings between the teams.
- Butler, one week away from playing its first Atlantic 10 opponents, will be going back in time this weekend. The Bulldogs' contest at Cleveland State reunites the two schools who were league opponents from 1994-2012. The Bulldogs and Vikings played 39 times, with BU winning 26 games.
WEDNESDAY'S (1/2) RESULTS
Georgetown 66, Temple 58
Despite a season-high 11 three-pointers and two career-high performances, Temple women's basketball fell short in the final minutes at Georgetown in a 66-58 loss. The Owls (5-7) had a lead with four and a half minutes remaining, but the Hoyas (9-4) took advantage of trips to the free throw line to pull ahead for good.
Harvard 85, Massachusetts 59
Rutgers 54, La Salle 50
UMass women's basketball freshman point guard Nola Henry tallied a single-game personal-best 15 points at Harvard's Lavietes Pavilion on Wednesday evening; however, the Minutewomen dropped a 85-59 decision to the Crimson in their first contest of 2013. Henry's career-high included an 11-point second half, during which the Willingboro, N.J., native knocked down 4-of-4 attempts from the floor and 2-of-2 free throws for her first collegiate double-digit scoring output.
Shanel Harrison scored 17 points to lead all scorers, but La Salle dropped the defensive battle with Rutgers 54-50 at the Rutgers Athletic Center on Wednesday night. Harrison scored all 17 of her points in the second half, going 5-of-8 from the floor and a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line. Brittany Wilson added 12 points, 10 of those on free throws, and Jordan Mosley rounded out double figure scorers with 10 points.