Jan. 28, 2013
WHAT’S ON TAP
No games scheduled for Monday, Jan. 28 or Tuesday, Jan. 29
Wednesday, January 30
*Duquesne at George Washington | 11:00 a.m.
*La Salle at UMass | 11:45 a.m.
*Butler at Saint Joseph’s | 7:00 p.m.
*Charlotte at St. Bonaventure | 7:00 p.m.
*#17/16 Dayton at VCU | 7:00 p.m.
- Charlotte’s Jennifer Hailey and Dayton’s Amber Deane have been named the Atlantic 10 Conference Women’s Basketball Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively, the league office announced on Monday. The award marks the third-straight and fourth overall for Deane, while Hailey collects the citation for the second time this season. Both student-athletes were recognized for games played during the week of Jan. 21-27.
- Duquesne has started out 5-0 in conference play for the first time in program history.
- Fordham’s 4-0 start in league play is the program’s best ever, and the Rams’ current win total of four is just one short of the program’s highest ever win total in the A-10.
- Sophomore Chakecia Miller finished just shy of the third triple-double in George Washington history in the Colonials’ 57-43 win over Rhode Island on Sunday, posting nine points, a career-high eight rebounds and 10 steals, which equaled her career high and matched the second-highest single-game total ever by a Colonial.
- La Salle’s Shanel Harrison poured in a career-high 29 points to lead the Explorers to their first win over Temple since March 3, 2000, knocking off the Owls 71-55 at McGonigle Hall.
- The Billikens’ win at Richmond was their fourth road triumph of the year, one more than the past two seasons combined. SLU has four road wins for the first time since the 2008-09 Bills finished with five. Richmond was the seventh opponent Saint Louis has held to fewer than 50 points this season. With five assists against Charlotte, Jacy Bradley reached 300 for her career and also moved into fifth place on SLU’s all-time list.
- No. 17/16 University of Dayton improved to 8-0 in games at UD Arena this season. The Flyers are also one of three teams in the A-10 with a perfect conference record this season. The other two are Duquesne and Saint Joseph’s.
- UD is one of just five NCAA Division I women’s basketball teams with just one loss this season. The others are: No. 1 Baylor, No. 2 UConn, No. 3 Notre Dame and No. 5 Duke. Every Flyer registered at least one steal against the Minutewomen and UD went on to force a season-high 31 turnovers.
- UD has a two-game road swing with two trips to Virginia to face VCU on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. at the Verizon Wireless Arena and again vs. Richmond on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 11 a.m. on an ESPNU broadcast. Play-by-play will be by Melissa Lee and the analyst will be Christy Winters Scott.
- With her eight first-half points at Richmond on Sunday, senior Jessica Pachko surpassed the 1,000-point mark for her career (Marquette & Xavier). She finished the game with 13 points and 11 rebounds for her fourth double-double of the season, her first game back from a foot injury (missed four games). Pachko now has 1,006 career points.
SUNDAY’S RESULTS (1/28)
George Washington 57, Rhode Island 43
George Washington defeated Atlantic 10 rival Rhode Island, 57-43, on Sunday afternoon at the Charles E. Smith Center. Sophomore Chakecia Miller finished just shy of the third triple-double in GW history, posting nine points, a career-high eight rebounds and 10 steals, which equaled her career-high and matched the second-highest single-game total ever by a Colonial; Laurie Cann had 12 in 1978. Miller becomes the 10th player in Division I to post double-digit steals this season and the first in the Atlantic 10.
Charlotte 71, Saint Louis 54
Desirae Ball equaled her career scoring high and Lorreal Jones posted a second consecutive double-double, but Charlotte walked away with a 71-54 Atlantic 10 Conference victory over Saint Louis Sunday afternoon at Chaifetz Arena. The Billikens fell to 8-12 overall and 2-3 in the A-10. Charlotte captured its third straight win and improved to 14-4, 3-1. Ball tied her career high for field goals (8-of-11), including a pair of 3-pointers, and finished with 18 points. Jones was 6-of-9 from the floor in her 14-point performance, and her season-high 13 rebounds included four offensive boards.
Richmond 73, Xavier 63
Richmond erased a 16-point deficit to force overtime and beat Xavier, 73-63, Sunday afternoon on CBS Sports Network. After shooting 8-of-36 (22.2%) in the first half, Richmond warmed up, going 12-of-29 (41.4%) in the last frame to force extras. Conversely, after Xavier shot 46 percent from the field in the first half, it only connected on 29 percent of its shots in the second half. Richmond committed a season-low nine turnovers while dishing 19 assists and grabbing 14 steals. Richmond sunk a season-best 13 threes. The Spiders snapped their two-game skid while improving to 12-9, 2-3 overall. Xavier fell to 6-13, 0-5.
#17/16 Dayton 83, Massachusetts 44
No. 17/16 Dayton defeated Massachusetts, 83-44, Sunday afternoon at UD Arena. The Flyers set a new season-high record of forced turnovers by pressuring the Minutewomen into 31 for the game. Dayton remains undefeated in Atlantic 10 games and raised their record to 17-1 (5-0 A-10). With the loss, Massachusetts falls to 3-17 (1-4 A-10). Dayton was led by freshman Amber Deane (18 points, 5 assists) and sophomore Andrea Hoover (18 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists). Sophomore Ally Malott scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds for the day. Senior Olivia Applewhite also reached double digits as she tallied 13 points. The Flyers shot 49.2% (31-of-63) from the floor and 80% (16-of-20) from the free throw line. Deane made seven of her nine shots from the field while Malott connected on six of nine. The Dayton defense held UMass to a 33.3% (15-of-45) field goal percentage.
La Salle 71, Temple 55
Despite 19 points and 15 rebounds for Victoria Macaulay, Temple women’s basketball suffered a 71-55 Atlantic 10 and Big 5 loss to La Salle on Sunday afternoon. The loss to the Explorers (6-14, 2-2) was the first since 2000 for the Owls (8-11, 1-3). Temple and La Salle are now both 1-2 in the Philadelphia Big 5 with only Saint Joseph’s left to play. The Owls were able to narrow a 16-point deficit down to eight in the final minutes, but could come no closer as La Salle hit 9-of-10 from the free throw line in the final 2:24. Turnovers were the story of the game for Temple as the Owls committed 27 of them to the Explorers’ 11, leading to a 28-8 edge in points off turnovers by La Salle. Rebounding was one bright spot in the loss for the Owls, who out-rebounded the Explorers 45-28. Despite an 18-8 edge on the offensive glass, however, Temple got just 13 second-chance points to La Salle’s 10.
Butler 65, VCU 45
Junior forward Daress McClung led Butler to a 65-45 win over VCU at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Jan. 27. McClung finished with a game-high 25 points, nine rebounds and five steals. McClung, who leads the Atlantic 10 with 2.9 blocks per game, tallied one against the Rams. McClung ranks as one of the best shot blockers in the nation and Stratman will after she has played enough games to be eligible. Stratman is a transfer from Xavier and became eligible to play for the Bulldogs in January 2013.