Dec. 20, 2012
A-10 WBB NOTEBOOK | STATISTICS | STANDINGS
WHAT’S ON TAP FOR THURSDAY (12/20)
Liberty at VCU | 2:00PM
Saint Joseph’s vs. Central Michigan | 4:30PM
(Florida Tournament | Gainesville, FL)
Duquesne at #24/20 West Virginia | 7:00PM | ESPN3
- Massachusetts played last night without the help of senior point guard Dee Montgomery, who was sidelined for the game due to injury and is listed as day-to-day.
- Duquesne will look for its ninth straight win tonight at #24/20 West Virginia. The game will be aired live on ROOT Sports Pittsburgh and simulcast on ESPN3.
ESPN3 LINK: http://espn.go.com/watchespn/index/_/id/688488/duquesne-vs-west-virginia
- The Dukes, who ended an 11-game skid against WVU last season (61-55), is once again playing with the services of its veteran point guard Vanessa Abel. On Dec. 7th the NCAA granted Abel a sixth year of eligibility.
- Saint Joseph's returns to the court after an 11-day layoff with the opening game of the Gator Holiday Classic at 4:30 p.m. in UF’s O’Dome. The Hawks will face Central Michigan in the first game, while host Florida plays Savannah State in the nightcap.
- This Gator Holiday Classic is the 70th in-season tournament appearance in Saint Joseph's program history. The Hawks are 91-56 all-time in in-season tournaments and have won 17 titles, the last coming at 2010 Hawk Classic. SJU has advanced to the title game in 16 of 19 in-season tournaments under head coach Cindy Griffin as the Hawks have posted a 28-16 record over that span
- VCU will welcome in-state opponent Liberty to the Verizon Wireless Arena this afternoon. Today's game marks the 33rd meeting between the two schools. The Rams lead the all-time series 22-10.
WEDNESDAY’S (12/19) RESULTS
Memphis 65, Saint Louis 58
Mallory Eggert and Lorreal Jones registered 15 points and a game-high-tying eight rebounds apiece, but Memphis took command in the second half and posted a 65-58 victory over Saint Louis (5-6) at Chaifetz Arena.
Bowling Green 64, Massachusetts 61 | HIGHLIGHTS
Senior center Jasmine Watson poured in 21 points on a 9-for-15 evening from the field; however, UMass (2-9) fell at home in the final seconds to Bowling Green, 64-61. In her first collegiate start, freshman point guard Nola Henry tallied 11 assists against only four turnovers while chipping in eight points and four rebounds over 33 minutes on the floor at the Mullins Center. The Minutewomen played without the help of senior point guard Dee Montgomery, who was sidelined for the game due to injury and is listed as day-to-day.
La Salle 70, CCSU 46
Ebonee Jones exploded for a career-best 22 points and Brittany Wilson added 22 of her own as La Salle (2-9) put up a convincing 70-46 win at Central Connecticut State. Jones accomplished the feat on 7-for-11 shooting from the floor, including 7-of-8 at the free throw line. She lit up the box score, also adding five rebounds, four assists, two blocks and two steals.
Florida Gulf Coast 70, Richmond 62 | POSTGAME | HIGHLIGHTS
Richmond (7-5) had its four-game win streak snapped by Florida Gulf Coast, 70-62 at the Robins Center. The first half saw two ties and seven lead changes. The Eagles hit the go-ahead by way of a three-pointer with 39 seconds left. The Spiders resume play after the holiday break at the College of Charleston Dec. 28 at 7 p.m.