Quinnipiac University Bobcats - (6-8, 3-0 NEC) at
Fairleigh Dickinson University Knights - (9-5, 2-1 NEC)
Monday, January 10, 2011 - 7:00 p.m.
Stratis Arena - Hackensack, N.J.
Monday Night's Game
The Quinnipiac University women's basketball team (6-8, 3-0 NEC) travels to play the Knights of Fairleigh Dickinson University (9-5, 2-1 NEC) on Monday, January 11, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Stratis Arena in Hackensack, N.J. The Bobcats enter the game after winning its second-straight Northeast Conference match of the season against Monmouth, 60-57, on Friday, January 7.
Live stats and audio of Monday's game will be available by clicking on the appropriate links on the women's basketball schedule at www.quinnipiacbobcats.com. Fans can listen to the game live on WQUN 1220-AM with Bill Schweizer and Bob Tipson.
Scouting The Knights
Fairleigh Dickinson enters the contest after losing, 65-39, against Sacred Heart on Jan. 7. Prior to the loss, the Knights went on a six-game winning streak. Fairleigh Dickinson has won two NEC games at home, including a 58-48 win against Bryant on Dec. 9 and a 51-46 victory versus Central Connecticut State on Dec. 22. In their most recent outing against the Pioneers, the Knights were led by Jasmyra Saunders and Mariyah Laury, who scored nine and eight points, respectively. Currently, Laury averages a team-high 15.4 points per game, while Esther Wallace leads the Knights, averaging 6.7 rebounds per game. Overall, the team averages 53.1 points per game and 39.6 rebounds per game. The Knights are shooting 34.3 percent from the field, 32.0 percent from the three-point range, and 70.5 percent from the free-throw line.
All-Time Against Fairleigh Dickinson
Monday's game marks the 24th meeting in the all-time series between Quinnipiac and Fairleigh Dickinson. The Bobcats lead the series, 20-3, and have won the last-three outings between the two schools. Last season Quinnipiac won both of its games against the Knights. The Bobcats won, 68-51, in their most recent match-up against FDU on Feb. 27. Quinnipiac had three different players score in double-figures, including Kathleen Neyens (12), Alyssa Jann (14) and Courtney Kaminski (22). Kaminski collected a double-double, also posting 13 rebounds in the win.
Last Time Out
The Bobcats won, 60-57, on the road at Monmouth in front of a crowd of over 1,000 people. Quinnipiac outshot the Hawks, shooting 39.2 percent from the floor, while the Monmouth shot 28.8 percent from the field. The last time Quinnipiac held its opponent to under a 30 percent field-goal percentage, was last season at Central Connecticut State (.27.3%) on Jan. 14, 2010. The Bobcats' defensive game-plan forced Monmouth to make 22 turnovers, while the Bobcats had only 12 turnovers in the game.
Magic At Monmouth
Junior forward Jacinda Dunbar (Edison, N.J.) scored a game-high 19 points to lead the Bobcats in its third-straight victory. In addition, freshman Brittany McQuain (Independence, Mo.) compiled a career-high 13 points. Dunbar, McQuain, and senior Lailah Pratt (Palmyra, N.J.) each pulled-down four rebounds.
Facing The Mount
Quinnipiac won its second NEC game of the 2010-11 season on Jan. 4 against Mount St. Mary's, 77-65. The Overall, the team shot 42.1 percent from the floor and 77.8 percent from the foul line. Quinnipiac finished 28-of-36 free throws, while the Mountaineers shot 12-of-19 from the line.
Taking On Twenty
Senior Courtney Kaminski scored a game-high and season-high 23 points against the Mount. Kaminski is one of two Bobcats to score above 20 points this season. Junior Jacinda Dunbar posted a career-high 26 points in the Quinnipiac 62-61 win against New Hampshire on Dec. 29.
Kaminski Keeps It Up
Courtney Kaminski scored in double-figures in the last five contests, prior to the Quinnipiac win at Monmouth. The senior collected 23 points in the Bobcats' most recent outing versus Mount St. Mary's, 16 points at Yale and compiled 14 points against Lafayette and in both games against New Hampshire. Kaminski currently leads the Bobcats with 11.5 points per game.
Felicia Barron has collected 30 steals this season and leads the Bobcats with 2.1 steals per game. Barron collected six steals in each of Quinnipiac's last two outings, against Mount St. Mary's and Monmouth. The sophomore is currently second on the team in points (10.9) and has compiled 55 assists this year.
Two Bobcats have collected a double-double this year, including Courtney Kaminski and freshman Brittany McQuain. Kaminski recorded 14 points and 11 rebounds in the Bobcats second outing against UNH, while McQuain scored 10 points and made 10 rebounds against Southern California on Nov. 28.
Crashing The Boards
Brittany McQuain leads the Bobcats with 5.2 rebounds per game, while Jacinda Dunbar and Courtney Kaminski are close behind, averaging 5.1 and 5.0 rebounds, respectively.
Charity Stripe Stats
The Bobcats have won every game this season that they've made more free throws than their opponents. Quinnipiac has finished more shots from the foul line than its opponents in six games this year, including the past three matches.
What's Ahead In The NEC
The Bobcats will host a pair of Northeast Conference contests against Central Connecticut State on Saturday, Jan. 15 at Noon and Bryant on Monday, Jan. 17 at 1:00 p.m. at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn.