Dec. 21, 2012
A-10 WBB NOTEBOOK | STATISTICS | CHAMPIONSHIP CENTRAL
WHAT’S ON TAP FOR FRIDAY (12/21)
Xavier at Indiana | 1:00PM | Coach Amy Waugh’s Game Preview
NJIT at VCU | 2:00PM
Saint Joseph’s vs. Savannah State | 4:30PM
(Florida Tournament | Gainesville, FL)
Temple at Villanova | 6:00PM
Saint Louis at Drake | 6:05PM
Davidson at Charlotte | 7:00PM
- Duquesne’s win over West Virginia marked the squad’s second over a ranked opponent this year after beating then-No. 17 Delaware on Nov. 14. Duquesne has now beaten four ranked opponents since coach Suzie McConnell-Serio took over in 2007 after having beaten one in program history previously.
- Xavier is set to the hit the road for its first of three away games to close out 2012 this afternoon. XU will square off with the Indiana Hoosiers Dec. 21 at 1 p.m. at IU's Assembly Hall.
- The Flyers lead the Atlantic 10 in scoring offense (81.8), scoring margin (+21.0), field goal percentage (.451), rebounding offense (47.5 avg/g), assists (19.5) assist/turnover ratio (1.2), defensive rebounds (32.5 avg/g), and 3-point FG made per game (8.0).
- Saint Louis will try to even its record at 6-6 heading into the holiday break when the Billikens take on Drake (3-6) today at 6:05 p.m. SLU is led by first-year head coach Lisa Stone, who guided Drake to a 64-27 record and two NCAA Tournament berths (including a Sweet 16 appearance) in three seasons (2000-03) at the helm.
- For its first Philadelphia Big 5 game of the 2012-13 season, Temple will travel across town to face Villanova at 6:00 p.m. tonight. The Owls (5-4) are looking to snap a two-game losing streak, while the Wildcats (8-1) are already 2-0 in the Big 5 and have won eight straight games overall.
- VCU takes on NJIT for the first time in program history today.
- A cross-county rivalry will renew for the first time in five years when Charlotte plays host to Davidson tonight at 7 p.m. at Halton Arena. It will mark the final game before a holiday break for both schools. In addition to the contest, the Charlotte athletic department and women's basketball program will recognize and honor the 2003 NCAA Tournament squad at halftime
THURSDAY’S (12/20) RESULTS
Duquesne 62, #24/20 West Virginia 54
Wumi Agunbiade netted 15 points as Duquesne pulled an upset over No. 24 West Virginia, escaping with a 62-54 victory. Agunbiade now has 994 points for her career. Orsi Szecsi added 12 points and Vanessa Abel 10 for the Dukes (11-1). The win was the second straight for Duquesne against West Virginia following an 11-game losing streak in the series from 1995-2011.
Liberty 76, VCU 63
Junior Robyn Parks paced three VCU players in double-figure scoring with a game-high tying 15 points but the Rams couldn't overcome a 14-point first half deficit and fell to Liberty, 76-63, Thursday afternoon. Senior Robyn Hobson, who made her third start of the season, added 13 points, while freshman Jessica Pellechio chipped in 12. The Rams conclude their season-long three-game home stand Friday when they host NJIT at 2 p.m. VCU then travels to 24th-ranked Ohio State on Dec. 27.
Central Michigan 98, Saint Joseph's 84
Despite a season-high five players in double figures, the Saint Joseph's women's basketball team fell to Central Michigan, 98-84, in the opening game of the Gator Holiday Classic Thursday afternoon at the O'Connell Center. Redshirt senior forward Chatilla van Grinsven and junior Erin Shields combined for 35 points for the Hawks. SJU (5-4) will face Savannah State in the consolation game at 4:30 p.m. on Friday.