Nov. 17, 2012
Drexel 56, La Salle 53
La Salle's Brittany Wilson (Pawtucket, R.I./Northeastern) drained a game-high 26 points and the Explorers put up a strong defensive effort in a heartbreaking 56-53 loss to crosstown foe Drexel at Tom Gola Arena on Saturday afternoon. The 26-point output was the third time in as many games that Wilson hit the 20-point mark.
Saint Joseph's 50, #5/5 Maryland 49
Career win 250 was a memorable one for Saint Joseph's women's basketball head coach Cindy Griffin as her Hawks upset #5 Maryland, 50-49, Saturday afternoon at Hagan Arena. Backed by a game-high 18 point performance from redshirt senior Chatilla van Grinsven, the Hawks posted their first win over a nationally ranked team since the 2007-08 season and their highest victory over a ranked squad since they topped #3 Montclair State, 68-67, on March 11, 1977. WATCH HIGHLIGHTS
Fairfield 54, Butler 45
A 19-point, 10-rebound effort from junior forward Daress McClung was not enough to lead Butler past Fairfield in the Bulldogs' home opener Saturday afternoon at Hinkle Fieldhouse. The Stags hit nine 3-pointers en route to a 54-45 win.
Temple 63, Northeastern 59
Victoria Macaulay scored a career-high 27 points and added 10 rebounds to help the Temple women’s basketball team win a close, 63-59 game against visiting Northeastern (1-2) on Saturday evening at the Liacouras Center.
Rhode Island 47, Siena 39
Charlotte 79, Florida Gulf Coast 60
After a low-scoring first half - that ended with Siena on top 21-16 - the Rams opened the the second frame on a 16-1 tear, building up a 10-point lead (32-22) while not allowing Siena a make from the field over the first 9:44. Rhody also forced nine turnovers in that span.
Senior Jennifer Hailey talled 14 of her game-high 20 points in the second half, reaching the 1,000-point milestone in the process, to lead the Charlotte 49ers women's basketball team to a 79-60 victory over FGCU, an NCAA Tournament team from a year ago, Saturday evening inside Halton Arena.
Old Dominion 74, VCU 51
Old Dominion continued its undefeated start to the season Saturday night, handing VCU a 74-51 loss in front of 2,512 fans at Ted Constant Convocation Center. Junior Robyn Parks posted her first double-double of the season with a team-best 14 points and 10 rebounds, while classmate Shekinah Henry added nine points and a game-high 12 boards for the Rams.