Dec. 31, 2012
WHAT’S ON TAP FOR MONDAY (12/31)
Winthrop at Saint Louis | 1:00PM
Saint Joseph’s at #17/18 UCLA | 4:00PM
- Wumi Agunbiade became the 24th player of the Duquesne 1,000 Point Club on Sunday against Delaware - she is the sixth player coached by Suzie McConnell-Serio to score 1,000 points.
- Charlotte’s Jennifer Hailey and Duquesne’s April Robinson were named the Atlantic 10 Conference Women ‘s Basketball Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively, the league office announced on Monday. Hailey and Robinson were recognized for games played during the week of Dec. 24-30.
SUNDAY’S (12/30) RESULTS
Colorado State 64, Fordham 59 (2OT)
After dropping a heartbreaker to Lafayette in the opening game of the Fordham Holiday Classic, Fordham (8-5) rebounded in a thrilling fashion on Sunday, topping Colorado State 64-59 in double overtime. The Rams will be back in action on the road for the first time in a month on Friday, when they travel to our nation's capital to take on American University. Tip-off for that game is set for 1 PM.
N.C. State 70, St. Bonaventure 66
N.C. State (8-5) handed the St. Bonaventure women's basketball team (7-7) its first home loss in five games this season with a 70-66 victory on Sunday afternoon at the Reilly Center. CeCe Dixon led all scorers with 23 points, including 7-7 from the free throw line.
Bowling Green 65, #15/14 Dayton 40
Charlotte 63, Mississippi Valley State 48
No. 15/14 Dayton’s (12-1) bid to post its first ever undefeated non-conference slate came up one game short as the Flyers fell 65-40 to Bowling Green Sunday at the Stroh Center in UD’s final non-conference game this season and its third game of a four-game road swing.
Charlotte built a 19-point cushion in the second half only to see it trimmed to single digits before fending off a charging Mississippi Valley State squad, 63-48, in the consolation game of the GSU Holiday & Hoops Tournament in the GSU Sports Arena in Atlanta. The 49ers were led by 18 points from sophomore Hillary Sigmon, including five 3-pointers, as she finished just a point shy of her career-best outing. She topped the double-digit scoring plateau for the fifth-consecutive contest.
Richmond 53, UNC Wilmington 42
Richmond (8-6) downed UNC-Wilmington, 53-42, Sunday in its final road non-conference game. Kristina King led Richmond with 10 first-half points, going 4-of-8 from the field. Both teams struggled from the field, as Richmond went 9-of-34 (26.5%), while UNCW went 7-for-22 (31.8%). Richmond snapped its two-game losing skid and improved to 3-3 in road play.
NJIT 48, Rhode Island 44
Rhode Island dropped a narrow, 48-44 decision at NJIT on Sunday. Tayra Melendez was Rhody's top scorer for the second game in row, finishing the afternoon with 12 points and five rebounds. The Rams are back in action on Jan. 3 when they travel to Northeastern for a 7 p.m. meeting with the Huskies.
Illinois State 65, Butler 57
With the game tied 57-57, Illinois State scored the day's final eight points to defeat the Butler women's basketball team 65-57 at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Sunday. The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for the Bulldogs. Butler blocked a season-high 12 shots, with five different players getting at least one rejection. Butler leads the Atlantic 10 in blocks per game. The Bulldogs also forced 20 turnovers, collecting a season-high 15 steals.
Saint Mary's (CA) 79, George Washington 49
Seniors Danni Jackson and Shi-Heria Shipp each scored 13 points, but it was not enough as Saint Mary's defeated the George Washington women's basketball team, 79-49, on Sunday afternoon at the Gaels' McKeon Pavilion.
Delaware 60, Duquesne 45
The Duquesne women's basketball team's program record 10-game winning streak came to an end on Sunday night after a 60-45 loss to Delaware. This was the championship game of the 2012 Blue Sky Classic hosted by Dartmouth College. The Dukes (11-2) were led by April Robinson with 12 points. Jocelyn Floyd, who was named to the All-Tournament Team, had a team-high seven rebounds. Wumi Agunbiade, who was also selected to the All-Tournament Team, recorded her 1,000th career point at the 16:03 mark of the first half.