Dec. 3, 2012
STATISTICS | STANDINGS | A-10 GAME DAY NOTEBOOK | CHAMPIONSHIP CENTRAL
WHAT’S ON TAP FOR MONDAY (12/3)
UIC at Saint Louis | 8:00PM
>> Coming off its second consecutive road victory, Saint Louis women's basketball (3-4) seeks to reach the .500 mark when the Billikens take on Illinois-Chicago (1-4) Monday, Dec. 3, at Chaifetz Arena.
>> No. 19/22 Dayton is among 19 NCAA Division I teams that remain unbeaten on the season. The Flyers, along with SEC competitors Georgia and South Carolina, best the nation with 9-0 overall records.
>> Richmond secured its first win at James Madison since 1998.
>> The Atlantic 10 went 5-3 against non-conference foes on Sunday, improving the league’s overall mark to 65-54 (.546) on the season.
SUNDAY’S (12/2) RESULTS
Duquesne 61, Robert Morris 47
Jocelyn Floyd scored 14 points and Wumi Agunbiade added 13 and Orsi Szecsi 11 as the Duquesne women's basketball team improved to 6-1 on the season after its 61-47 victory over cross-town rival Robert Morris on Sunday afternoon.
Xavier 69, Cincinnati 67 (2OT)
Villanova 49, La Salle 44
Xavier (4-3) won its fourth-straight Crosstown Classic against intra-city rival Cincinnati, 69-67, Sunday afternoon at UC's Fifth Third Arena. Senior Jessica Pachko and sophomore Lakeisha Crouch paced the Musketeers with 15 points apiece in the double-overtime thriller for the Kendle Cup. The Musketeers return to action on December 6 with a trip to Murfreesboro, Tenn., to take on the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders. Tip is set for 8 p.m. ET and will be available on ESPN3.com.
After spotting Villanova an early 11-point lead, the La Salle women's basketball squad roared back to take the lead in an eventual 49-44 loss to the Wildcats at The Pavilion on Sunday afternoon. Brittany Wilson led all scorers with 23 points, including scoring 21 of the Explorers' first 29. Ebonee Jones added 12 points and was one rebound shy of a double-double with nine.
Florida State 70, Charlotte 54 | HIGHLIGHTS | POSTGAME INTERVIEW
Charlotte played tough to the end and two 49ers earned double-doubles but in the end, Florida State proved to be too strong in a 70-54 victory Sunday afternoon in Halton Arena in Charlotte, N.C. Senior Jennifer Hailey led the Niners with her sixth-straight double-double to open the campaign, tallying team highs of 16 points and 10 rebounds. It marked the 26th double-double of her career and she extended her streak to 18 games with at least one blocked shot.
Richmond 70, James Madison 66
Richmond fought off JMU for a crucial road win over its Commonwealth rival, 70-66, Sunday afternoon in Harrisonburg. Kristina King scored a career-high 29 points, going 10-of-19 from the field, 8-of-10 from the line. King’s drives to the basket could not be contained as she poured in her game-high total.
Temple 74, Syracuse 67 | HIGHLIGHTS
After trailing by double digits at halftime, Temple women’s basketball scored an impressive 49 points in the second half to hand Syracuse (7-1) its first loss of the season, 74-67. The Owls (5-2) had four players finish in double figures in scoring, led by Victoria Macaulay with her fourth double-double of the season. Macaulay scored 20 points including 6-of-6 at the line, and grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds. The Owls will be on the road for their next six games, starting with a 7:00 p.m. contest at Kent State on Thursday, Dec. 6.
Toledo 59, St. Bonaventure 45
St. Bonaventure women's basketball team (4-5) fell to the Toledo Rockets (6-1) 59-45 in the finals of the inaugural Toledo Glass City Tournament on Sunday afternoon. Alaina Walker was named to the All-Tournament Team following her 15 point, eight rebound performance on Saturday and 11 point, five rebound afternoon Sunday.
Dayton 65, Arizona State 59 | POSTGAME INTERVIEWS
No. 23/22 Dayton won the Arizona State Classic with a 65-59 win over the host Sun Devils (3-4) Sunday at Wells Fargo Arena. The Flyers (9-0) clawed back from a 14-point second-half deficit to claim their third championship of the year. Senior Sam MacKay was named the Most Valuable Player of the Tournament. She had 17 points, including the three-pointer that put the Flyers up 58-57 with 56 seconds to play in the game. Sophomores Ally Malott and Andrea Hoover were named to the ASU All-Classic team. Malott tied her career high with 20 points and seven rebounds. Hoover had her second career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. The Flyers host Michigan State next Saturday, Dec. 8 at 1 p.m. ET at UD Arena.