Dec. 1, 2012
A-10 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL NOTEBOOK
WHAT’S ON TAP FOR SATURDAY (12/1)
Southern vs. St. Bonaventure | 12:00 p.m.
Saint Joseph's at Saint Francis (PA) | 1:00 p.m.
Massachusetts at Miami (OH) | 2:00 p.m.
Rhode Island vs. Houston Baptist | Burlington, VT | 2:00 p.m.
VCU at Florida A&M | 2:00 p.m. Saint Louis at Valparaiso | 2:35 p.m.
Georgetown at George Washington | CSN | 4:00 p.m.
Dayton vs. UNLV | Tempe, AZ | 6:00 p.m.
Fordham at Marquette | 8:00 p.m.
>> Rhode Island (2-5) continues play in Vermont’s TD Bank Classic, while Dayton (7-0) opens the Arizona State Classic at the Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe. UD has already won the Maggie Dixon Classic (Nov. 9-10). by defeating MVSU 93-59 in their home opener and host then-No. 25 DePaul 92-80. UD hosted and won the Dayton Marriott Classic (Nov. 23-25) with a 68-44 win over Buffalo and a 105-42 win over Eastern Illinois.
St. Bonaventure is also competing in the Toledo Glass City Tournament. The Bonnies will meet Southern University (0-5) today at noon. The winner will face the winner of Toledo/SIU-Edwardsville on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
>> George Washington will take on cross-town rival Georgetown at 4:00 p.m. The game will be televised regionally on CSN Plus, with Byron Kerr and Christy Winters Scott on the call.
>> The A-10 went 0-3 against non-conference foes on Friday night and moves to 54-48 (.529) on the season.
FRIDAY’S (11/30) RESULTS
Appalachian State 77, Xavier 73
Drexel 55, Rhode Island 43
Rhode Island (2-5) dropped a 55-43 decision to Drexel, Friday night at Vermont’s Patrick Gym. The Dragons led for the entire game. Rhody cut its deficit to four (24-20) in the final minutes of the first half but could not get any closer. Drexel pushed its advantage to double digits early in the second half and led by 10-or-more the rest of the way. The Rams shot a season-high 44.4% (16-36) from the field. Rhody also connected on 4-of-9 attempts from long range, its most threes in a single game so far this year.
Xavier (3-3) fell in an overtime thriller 77-73 at Cintas Center Friday night to the Appalachian State Mountaineers. Senior Amber Gray had her first double-double of the season with a career-high 25 points and a season-high 10 rebounds while shooting a season-high 75 percent from the field.
Penn 65, La Salle 56
Two La Salle (1-6) players recorded double-doubles, but it was not enough to overcome Penn's 46 percent shooting as Penn took a 65-56 decision over La Salle on Friday night at the Palestra. Brittany Wilson scored a game-high 24 points and added 10 rebounds for her third double-double, and Shanel Harrison added 10 points and a game-high 12 rebounds for her second double-double.