Women's Basketball Looks For Fifth-Straight NEC Win Against Robert Morris On Saturday At Noon

Quinnipiac University Bobcats (10-9, 7-1 NEC)
Robert Morris University Colonials (10-8, 7-1 NEC)
Saturday, January 29 - 12:00 p.m.
TD Bank Sports Center - Hamden, Conn.

Battle For First Place
The Quinnipiac University women's basketball team will host Robert Morris University in a Northeast Conference match-up on Saturday, Jan. 29, at 12:00 p.m. at the TD Bank Sports Center. The Bobcats and the Colonials are tied with Saint Francis (Pa.) for first place in the NEC at 7-1.

Multimedia
Live stats, audio and video of Saturday'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 with Bill Schweizer, Bill Mecca and Bob Tipson on WQUN 1220-AM. Live video is available for a charge of $9.99, while live stats are free of charge.

Scouting Robert Morris
Robert Morris is currently 10-8 on the season and 7-1 in conference play. With a 7-1 NEC record, the Colonials are tied for first place alongside Quinnipiac and Saint Francis (Pa.). In its most recent outing, Robert Morris lost its first conference game this season against Long Island, 65-61. Despite a 44-point second half, the Colonials were unable to come back after a 35-17 deficit at the half. Robert Morris' Yohanna Morton was the game's top scorer, compiling 22 points in the loss. The Colonials were also led by Artemis Spanou, who collected a double-double, posting 12 points and a game-high 16 rebounds. Morton averages a team-high 13.7 points on the season, while Spanou is the team's top rebounder, averaging 9.1 rebounds per game. Robert Morris is fourth in the conference for scoring offense, averaging 61 points per game, and third in the NEC in both offensive and defensive rebounds. The team currently averages 40.6 rebounds per game.

All-Time Against The Colonials
Saturday's game marks the 22nd meeting between Quinnipiac and Robert Morris. The Bobcats lead the all-time series, 13-8. Robert Morris won last season's only game at the Sewall Center, 61-57. Both teams had three different players post double figures in the contest. Courtney Kaminski (15), Lisa Lebak (11) and Alyssa Jann (11) each scored in double digits for the Bobcats.

Last Time Out
In its most recent outing on Jan. 24, the Bobcats beat Wagner, for the second time this season. In the 77-62 win, Quinnipiac outrebounded Wagner, 38-33. The Bobcats scored 24-of-31 buckets from the free-throw line, while the Seahawks only scored 16 free throws in the match. Quinnipiac posted 14 second-chance points and scored 22 points off of Wagner's 25 turnovers.

She Shoots... She Scores
The Bobcats had five different players score above 10 points against Wagner on Monday night. Quinnipiac's Felicia Barron was the team's top scorer with 22 points, while Jacinda Dunbar added 16 points in the game. Kari Goodchild, Courtney Kaminski and Brittany McQuain each scored 11 points in the contest. McQuain also pulled down 11 rebounds, collecting her second career double-double this season.

Swept Off Their Feet
The Bobcats swept the NEC's weekly awards this week as Felicia Barron was named Choice Hotels NEC Player of the Week and Brittany McQuain was selected as the Choice Hotels NEC Rookie of the Week, each for the first time this season. Barron averaged 23.5 points and 6.0 assists last week, while McQuain averaged 11.5 points and 8.5 rebounds in the Bobcats' last two wins. Both Barron and McQuain have appeared in every game for Quinnipiac this season. Courtney Kaminski was also honored by the NEC as Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 18, after scoring a career-high 32 points versus CCSU.

Leading Ladies
The Bobcats are currently led by Courtney Kaminski, who is averaging a team-high 12.9 points and 5.7 rebounds per game, while Felicia Barron is close behind, averaging 12.8 points per game. Freshman Brittany McQuain has led the team as one of its top rebounders, currently posting 5.7 rebounds and 7.9 rebounds per game. Barron has collected a team-high 81 assists and 40 steals on the season, while McQuain leads Quinnipiac in blocks, posting 18 on the year. Jacinda Dunbar has been a valuable asset to the Bobcats' offense, averaging 9.6 points and 4.9 rebounds per game.

A Strong Start

With a 7-1 NEC record, the Bobcats are at the top of the conference. The last time Quinnipiac had a 7-1 start in NEC play was during the 2007-2008 season.

Making Noise In the NEC
The Bobcats are second in the conference for scoring offense, averaging 65.5 points per game. Quinnipiac is also third in assists and steals, averaging 13.79 and 9.05, respectively. They currently lead the league with a four-game winning streak.

NEC Notes
Three Bobcats are in the top-30 of the conference in scoring offense. Courtney Kaminski and Felicia Barron are ranked eighth and ninth in the NEC, respectively, while Jacinda Dunbar is 26th in the league in points-per-game average. Felicia Barron leads the NEC in assist-to-turnover ratio, and is fifth in assists, averaging 4.36 per game. In addition, Barron has nailed 35 three-pointers this season, tying her for fourth in the conference for most points collected from behind the arc. Brittany McQuain is seventh in blocks (18) and is tied in eighth in the rankings for defensive rebounds, averaging 4.47.


Magic At the Mount
Quinnipiac won its third straight NEC contest against Mount St. Mary's, 74-60, on Jan. 22. The Bobcats led for the entire game, for their second time this season. Quinnipiac held a 43-21 advantage at the end of the first half and increased its lead to as many as 28 points with only 15 minutes remaining in the game. Felicia Barron (25), Brittany McQuain (12) and Jacinda Dunbar (11) each scored in double-figures. Freshman Brittany Hill recorded a career-high eight points and five rebounds against the Mountaineers.

50/50
For the first time this season, the Bobcats shot 50 percent from the floor, scoring 27-of-50 baskets in the win. The last time Quinnipiac held a field-goal percentage of 50 percent was against Central Michigan on Dec. 29, 2009.

Felicia's Ferocious
After scoring 22 points against Bryant, Felicia Barron broke her career record again, as she scored a game-high 25 points against Mount St. Mary's. Barron has posted double-figures in 12 games this season. In addition, the sophomore sank six-of-seven three-point attempts against the Mount. Mandy Pennewell is the last Quinnipiac player to score six or more three-pointers in a single game, six at Central Connecticut on Jan. 24, 2010.

Bobcats Beat Bulldogs
Quinnipiac beat Bryant, 85-74, on Jan. 17. The Bobcats led for the entire game and held their biggest lead, a 20-point advantage, 46-26, towards the end of the first half. The team had two 20-plus scorers, for the first time this year. Felicia Barron and Courtney Kaminski posted 22 points and 21 points, respectively. In addition, Brittany McQuain compiled 13 points and eight rebounds, while Kari Goodchild put up 13 points.

Three's Company
In the Bryant match-up, the Bobcats shot a season-high 69.2 percent from behind the arc, as they finished 9-of-13 three-pointers The last time Quinnipiac made 8 or more three-pointers in a single game, was at Robert Morris on Feb. 20, 2009.

Fabbri Earns 150th Conference Win
Head Coach Tricia Fabbri won her 150th career conference win against Bryant on Monday.

Bobcats Versus Blue Devils
The Bobcats beat in-state rival Central Connecticut State, 76-75, on Jan. 15. Sophomore Felicia Barron's three-pointer at the buzzer gave Quinnipiac its one-point lead in the victory. Overall, the Bobcats outshot the Blue Devils from both the field and the line. Quinnipiac scored 17 second-chance points off of 14 offensive rebounds in the contest. Three Bobcats put up double-figures, including Courtney Kaminski (32), Brittany McQuain (12), and Felicia Barron (11).

Posting Points
Senior Courtney Kaminski scored a career-high 32 points and pulled-down eight rebounds in Saturday's game. The last Quinnipiac woman's basketball player to score above 30 points was Erin Kerner, with 32 points, against St. Francis (Pa.) on Jan. 10, 2009.

Barron Beats The Buzzer
Felicia Barron made an impact in the Bobcats' fifth home win of the season. Besides scoring the game-winning basket, she also compiled 11 points and a career-high nine rebounds.

Assisting the Wins
The Bobcats have tallied 20 assists in their games against the Mount, Bryant and CCSU. Quinnipiac has earned 20-plus assists in four games this season, also recording a season-high 21 assists against Wagner earlier in the year on Dec. 4.

Charity Stripe Stats
In each of the Bobcats' 10 wins this season, the team has outscored their opponent from the free-throw line. The Bobcats recorded a season-high 28 free-throws at Monmouth on Jan. 7.

1,000-Points And Beyond
Courtney Kaminski currently has compiled 1,219 career-points, ranking her 14th amongst Quinnipiac women's basketball players in all-time career points. Kaminski became the 17th Quinnipiac women's basketball player to score 1,000 points, as she scored 10 points in Quinnipiac's home-opener against Holy Cross this season.


Double Trouble
Courtney Kaminski and Brittany McQuain have each collected two double-doubles this season. Kaminski posted 10 points and 10 rebounds against FDU and recorded 14 points and 11 rebounds in the Bobcats second outing against UNH. In the Bobcats most recent outing at Wagner, McQuain earned 11 points and 11 rebounds, while scoring picking up 10 points and 10 rebounds against USC on Nov. 28.

Making A Comeback
Since posting a -25.0 scoring margin for the month of November, Quinnipiac has since narrowed the gap to -3.4 points. After falling to Holy Cross in a game held at the TD Bank Sports Center, the Bobcats have gone undefeated at home (6-0), beating NEC opponents Wagner, Mount St. Mary's, Central Connecticut, and Bryant.

What's Ahead In The NEC
The Bobcats will host Saint Francis (Pa.) on Monday, Jan. 31, at 7:00 p.m. at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn.