Dec. 6, 2012
WHAT'S ON TAP FOR THURSDAY (12/6)
Temple at Kent State | 7:00PM
Xavier at Middle Tennessee | 8:00PM | WatchESPN.com | Interview with Coach Waugh
Saint Louis at UT-Martin | 8:00PM
>> After defeating Valparaiso and Illinois-Chicago in its two most recent outings, Saint Louis (4-4) will seek its first three-game winning streak since late in the 2009-10 campaign when the Billikens face UT Martin (3-6) tonight at 7 p.m. at UTM's Skyhawk Arena. SLU has won four of five for the first time since 2009-10. UT Martin is coming off an 82-71 loss at Missouri Dec. 3.
>> Xavier is set to hit the road this afternoon, heading to Murfreesboro, Tenn., to square off against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Thursday night. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. ET at MT's Murphy Center. The game will be streamed live via WatchESPN.com.
GAME LINK: http://espn.go.com/watchespn/index/_/id/688092/xavier-vs-middle-tennessee-state-exclusive
>> The first in a six-game road swing will take Temple to Kent State for a 7:00 p.m. contest on Thursday, Dec. 6. The Owls (5-2) are coming off two big wins over Bowling Green and Syracuse. The Owls scored a then-season high 70 points at Bowling Green and improved upon that with 74 points versus Syracuse. The win over the Orange included a 49-point second half that helped the Owls erase a 14-point halftime deficit.
WEDNESDAY'S (12/5) RESULTS
Charlotte 63, UNC Wilmington 58 | POSTGAME INTERVIEW
Duquesne 69, St. Francis (PA) 38
Wumi Agunbiade (22 points, 11 rebounds) and Jocelyn Floyd (15 points, 11 rebounds) each recorded double-doubles to lead the Duquesne women's basketball team (7-1) to its sixth straight victory after its 69-38 win over Saint Francis (4-3) on Wednesday afternoon. This is the third time Duquesne has held the opponent under 20 points at halftime (#17 Delaware, North Dakota)
Junior Ny Hammonds took control of the scoring load for Charlotte, finishing as the only player in double figures with a career-high 21 points, to guide the Niners to a 63-58 victory at UNC Wilmington in Wilmington, N.C. Hammonds finished with her game-best honors after dropping in 7-of-19 field goals and 7-of-10 free throws to go along with four assists, two rebounds, two steals and a blocked shot in 35 minutes. The Niners return to action when they play host to Stetson at 7 p.m. Saturday inside Halton Arena.
St. Bonaventure 64, Buffalo 55 | HIGHLIGHTS
St. Bonaventure (5-5) defeated the Buffalo Bulls (1-8) in Buffalo Wednesday evening by a score of 64-55 behind 19 second half points from Ashley Zahn to pick up their fifth win this season. The win marks the 17th consecutive win for the Bonnies against a Big Four opponent, the longest such streak of any team in Big Four history. It was also the ninth time in 10 games that the Bonnies have had multiple players in double figures.
Boston University 73, Massachusetts 50 | POSTGAME
UMass women's basketball was unable to overcome a hot-shooting Boston University squad at Case Gymnasium on Wednesday evening, falling in the contest, 73-50. The Minutewomen were led by Rashida Timbilla's third career double-double as the freshman notched 13 points and 11 rebounds. Sophomore forward Millie Niggeling added a single-game career-high 11 points while senior center Jasmine Watson totaled 10 points and four rebounds.
VCU 70, UMBC 41
Freshman Jessica Pellechio led all scorers with a game-high 20 points, while classmate Kaneisha Atwater and junior Robyn Parks chipped in 12 apiece, and VCU (4-4) rode a big second half to a 70-41 victory over UMBC Wednesday night at the Verizon Wireless Arena. It was the Rams' fourth win in their last five games. The Rams have outscored their opponent 91-48 in the second half of their last two games (both wins).
Albany 75, La Salle 36
Ebonee Jones led La Salle (1-8) with 13 points, but defending America East champion and NCAA Tournament participant Albany dominated in a 75-36 Explorer loss at Tom Gola Arena on Wednesday evening.
Richmond 65, Virginia Tech 51 | POSTGAME | HIGHLIGHTS
Richmond's (6-4) first-half scoring flurry led to a 65-51 victory over Virginia Tech Wednesday night at the Robins Center. Richmond won its second-straight and five of its last six games. Richmond made 12-of-14 (85.7%) free throws and went 9-of-14 (64.3%) from the three-point line. The Spiders went 22-of-47 (46.8%) for the game. The Spiders ended the game with 16 assists and nine steals. Richmond's bench outscored the Hokies, 31-10. The Spiders play at UNC Greensboro Saturday at 2 p.m.
Bowling Green 67, Butler 47
Sophomores Hannah Douglas and Taylor Schippers scored in double figures to lead BU, but the Butler women's basketball team lost 67-47 at Bowling Green on Wednesday night. Schippers had a good night from the perimeter, knocking down 3-for-6 from deep. She had two treys early as Butler led in the game. Douglas was agressive driving to the hoop and finished with 11 points. She also had two blocks and a pair of steals. Junior Daress McClung finished with a career-best 13 rebounds to go with nine points and three steals.
Saint Joseph's 69, Lafayette 43 | HIGHLIGHTS
Led by redshirt senior forward Chatilla van Grinsven's third double-double of the season, the Saint Joseph's women's basketball team defeated Lafayette, 69-43, on Wednesday evening at Hagan Arena. van Grinsven recorded a season-high 19 points, 15 coming in the second half, to go along with 11 rebounds in the win. The Hawks return to action this Saturday, December 8 as they host cross-city rival Villanova at Hagan Arena. Tipoff is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.
Delaware 57, Rhode Island 40
Rhode Island (3-6) trailed by double digits little more than seven minutes into the game as Delaware (4-2) jumped out fast and knocked off the Rams 57-40 Wednesday. Rhody is back in action Saturday, Dec. 8 when it travels to Maine for the Portland Expo. The Rams and Black Bears tip off at 1 p.m.