Jan. 5, 2013
A-10 WBB NOTEBOOK | STANDINGS | STATISTICS
WHAT’S ON TAP FOR SATURDAY (1/5)
Miami (OH) at Duquesne | 2:00PM
Ohio at Xavier | 2:00PM | Coach Waugh’s Game Preview
Saint Joseph’s at Penn | 2:00PM
St. Bonaventure at UW-Green Bay | 2:00PM
Butler at UIC | 4:00PM
- Xavier will kick off 2013 this afternoon as it plays host to intra-state rival Ohio at Cintas Center. Kick-off between the Musketeers and Bobcats is set for 2 p.m. There will be an autograph session with players following the game.
- XU is led offensively by senior Amber Gray who is averaging 10.5 points per game and makes 74.5 percent of her shots from the charity stripe (8th A-10).
- Duquesne (11-2) closes out its non-conference schedule against Miami (OH) (7-5) on today at 2:00 p.m. This afternoon’s outing marks the third meeting between the two schools; Duquesne owns the 2-0 series advantage.
- Duquesne is 20-15 and Coach Suzie McConnell-Serio is 12-2 all-time against the teams in the MAC. The Dukes have an 11-game winning streak against MAC teams.
- Saint Joseph's women's basketball team caps the non-conference portion of its schedule today at Penn. Game time is set for 2 p.m. at The Palestra with live audio provided by the Saint Joseph's Sports Network.
- The Hawks, currently 8-5, will finish with a winning nonconference record for the third-straight year and 25th time overall since joining the Atlantic 10 for the 1983-84 season.
- St. Bonaventure (7-7) hits the road once again to close out their non-conference slate in Wisconsin against the Green Bay Phoenix (9-2). It will be the first meeting between the two programs. The Bonnies are trying to avoid a below .500 non-conference schedule for the first time since the 2004-05 season when they were 5-6 heading into A-10 play.
- With its win over Navy last night, Richmond improved to 4-2 at home and won its first game at the Robins Center since Dec. 5.
FRIDAY’S (1/4) RESULTS
Fordham 71, American 50
Marah Strickland led the Rams with 18 points, while Abigail Corning and Samantha Clark finished with 14 points and six boards apiece to lead the Rams over American on Friday afternoon. Arielle Collins also chipped in 11 points on three of five shooting from beyond the arc. With the win the Rams improved to 9-5 on the year, matching their non-conference win total from a year ago when they finished 9-7.
Howard 61, Temple 58
Howard’s Saadia Doyle scored more than half of her team’s points, many of which helped erase a 17-point lead for Temple women’s basketball. Doyle’s 32 points led all players as the Owls (5-8) suffered a 61-58 loss, which was their sixth straight. The Bison (6-6) gave Temple a chance with three missed free throws in their final four attempts, but the Owls could not find the basket to tie the game. Temple will finally return home for its next game, a 7:00 p.m. contest against Western Michigan in the Liacouras Center on Monday, Jan. 7.
Richmond 65, Navy 59
Richmond erased an 18-point deficit to rally past Navy, 65-59, Friday night at the Robins Center. It was Richmond’s largest rally since coming back from a 19-point deficit at Duquesne, Jan. 19, 2011. Richmond improved to 9-6, as it won its second-straight.
Youngstown State 58, VCU 45
Junior Robyn Parks finished with a team-high 15 points and seven rebounds, while freshmanKaneisha Atwater scored in double figures for the fourth straight game, but Youngstown State, off to its best start in 15 years, handed VCU a 58-45 setback Friday night in its non-conference finale. VCU enjoys a seven-day break before competing in its first-ever Atlantic 10 contest Jan. 12 at Saint Louis. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. EST. The Rams then travel to Temple on Jan. 16 before returning home to face George Washington on Jan. 20. Check VCUAthletics.com for complete game coverage.