Dec. 30, 2012
A-10 WBB NOTEBOOK | STANDINGS | STATS
WHAT’S ON TAP FOR SUNDAY (12/30)
#15/14 Dayton at Bowling Green | 1:00PM
N.C. State at St. Bonaventure | 1:00PM
Colorado State at Fordham | 1:00PM (Fordham Holiday Classic | Bronx, NY)
Rhode Island at NJIT | 2:00PM
Illinois State at Butler | 2:00PM
Richmond at UNC Wilmington | 2:00PM
Charlotte vs. MVSU | 2:00PM (Georgia St Tournament | Atlanta, GA)
George Washington at St. Mary’s (CA) | 3:00PM
Duquesne vs. Delaware | 7:00PM (Dartmouth Classic | Hanover, NH)
- The No. 15/14 University of Dayton women’s basketball team (12-0) takes on Bowling Green (8-3) this Sunday, Dec. 30 at 1 p.m. ET at the Stroh Center. The game will be broadcast on WHIO 95.7 FM and AM 1290 with Tom Michaels (play-by-play) and Monica West (analyst).
- Dayton (12-0) is 1 of 7 teams in NCAA D-I Women's Basketball this is still unbeaten this season: Colorado, Connecticut, Dayton, Duke, Georgia, Oklahoma State, Stanford.
- The 12 consecutive victories marks the longest winning streak for the Flyers since the 2006-07 season when UD rattled off 16 consecutive wins.
- The Flyers lead the Atlantic 10 in scoring offense (82.6), scoring margin (+22.4), free throw percentage (.765), field goal percentage (.456), rebounding offense (47.8 avg/g), rebounding margin (+11.5), assists (19.4) assist/turnover ratio (1.2), defensive rebounds (32.5 avg/g), and 3-point FG made per game (7.8).
- Duquesne and then #17/17 Delaware previously met on Nov. 14 - a 51-47 Dukes win - in the 2012 Preseason WNIT. This will be the first time since the 1985-86 season that DU has played a non-Atlantic 10 Conference opponent twice in one season. Duquesne played a home-and-home with Saint Francis.
- Duquesne is off to its best 12-game start in program history.
- Butler has won four straight games and has only lost once in December. BU's last four-game winning streak came in January 2011 when the Dawgs beat Cleveland State, Youngstown State, UIC and Loyola. Butler's longest win streak under Beth Couture is eight games, which the team did in both 2007-08 and 08-09.
- St. Bonaventure (7-6) welcomes N.C. State (7-5) to the Reilly Center for the first ever meeting between the two programs. The Bonnies are currently riding their first multi-game win streak since their 3-0 start to the 2012-13 campaign.
- George Washington continues its four-game road trip with its first-ever visit to Saint Mary's (CA) on Sunday afternoon. Tip-off from the Gaels' McKeon Pavilion is set for 3 p.m. ET. The game is just the third-ever meeting between GW and Saint Mary's. The teams last met in 2004 at the Charles E. Smith Center, a 68-49 win for the host Colonials in a game that featured all-time GW greats Whitney Allen, Kimberly Beck, Sarah-Jo Lawrence and Anna Montañana.
- Saint Louis played without the services of leading scorer and rebounder Lorreal Jones who is currently sidelined due to injury.
SATURDAY’S RESULTS (12/29)
Michigan State 57, Temple 47
After narrowing a 15-point gap to just six in the final minutes, the comeback attempt ultimately fell short for Temple women’s basketball in a 57-47 loss at Michigan State (12-1) on Saturday afternoon at the Breslin Center. Victoria Macaulay recorded her sixth double-double of the season to lead the Owls (5-6), scoring 12 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.
La Salle 72, St. Peters 55
Brittany Wilson and Ebonee Jones each poured in 16 points to lead all scorers as the La Salle women's basketball squad won its third straight, topping Saint Peter's 72-55 on Saturday afternoon at Tom Gola Arena. Jordan Mosley also added 10 points to round out double figure scorers for the Explorers. The Explorers improve to 4-9.
Lafayette 54, Fordham 50 Leading 25-21 at the intermission in the opening game of the 2012 Fordham Holiday Classic, the Rams couldn't recover from an early second half run by Lafayette, falling to the Leopards 54-50 in the Rose Hill Gym. The Rams will be back in action tomorrow afternoon, playing against Colorado State in the consolation game of the Fordham Holiday Classic at 1 PM in the Rose Hill Gym.
Saint Joseph's 79, UMBC 38
Behind a total team effort, the Saint Joseph’s women’s basketball team topped UMBC, 79-38, for the 2012 Hawk Classic championship Saturday afternoon at Hagan Arena. Led by Hawk Classic MVP Erin Shields’ 14 points and nine assists, all 12 SJU players scored a basket as the Hawks improved to 8-4 on the year. Saint Joseph’s returns to action this Monday, December 31 at UCLA. Game time is set for 4 p.m. EST.
Northern Iowa 73, Saint Louis 64
Saint Louis trailed Northern Iowa by 20 points in the second half and rallied to pull within three late, but the Billikens eventually fell 73-64 Saturday in a non-conference women's basketball matchup at Chaifetz Arena.
Toledo 76, Charlotte 66
Senior Jennifer Hailey put the Charlotte 49ers on her back, tallying 13-straight points during a 13-minute second half stretch, but the Niners were unable to overcome Toledo Saturday afternoon, dropping a 76-66 decision during day one action at the GSU Holiday & Hoops Tournament in Atlanta. Hailey ended up a point shy of her career-best output, collecting a game-high 26 points to go along with her nine rebounds, a blocked shot and steal in 33 minutes. She hit 10-of-18 field goals and 6-of-10 free throws and extended her consecutive games streak with at least one blocked shot to 23. The 49ers will return action at 2 p.m. Sunday to conclude tournament action in the consolation matchup with Mississippi Valley State, who dropped a 76-60 decision to host Georgia State in Saturday's first contest.
Virginia 54, Xavier 45
In the championship game of the Holiday Inn Cavalier Classic, Xavier (6-5) fell to the host Virginia Cavaliers, 54-45, Saturday night at UVa.'s Jones Arena. Juniors Shatyra Hawkes and Ashley Wanninger were named to the All-Tournament Team for their play over the weekend.
Duquesne 54, Dartmouth 39
Duquesne won its 10th straight game on Saturday night after defeating Dartmouth 54-39 in the opening round of the 2012 Big Sky Classic. With the victory, the Dukes (11-1) advance to the championship game to take on Delaware Sunday night at 7:00 p.m.