February 18, 2011

Women's Basketball Plays At Central Connecticut State, Saturday At 1 P.M.

Bobcats Face Blue Devils
The Quinnipiac University women's basketball team travels to play Central Connecticut State University on Saturday, Feb. 19, at 1 p.m. at the Detrick Gym in New Britain, Conn. The Bobcats are coming off a 66-54 loss to Sacred Heart, while the Blue Devils enter the game after defeating Bryant, 61-53, on Monday, Feb. 14. Quinnipiac, Long Island, Monmouth and Sacred Heart are tied in fourth at 9-5 in the Northeast Conference standings, while Central Connecticut State finds itself in seventh place at 8-6.

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 AM-1220 WQUN.

Scouting the Blue Devils
Central Connecticut State won both of its NEC Rivalry Week games against Bryant last week. The Blue Devils played Bryant to a 78-70 victory on Saturday, Feb. 12 and won 61-53 on Monday, Feb. 14. Central Connecticut State is 9-1 at home and 6-7 in away games. The team currently averages 56.3 points and 40.2 rebounds per game. The Blue Devils are second in the conference in blocks per game (4.96) and points against average (55.9). Central Connecticut State is also first in the NEC, holding its opponents to a 33.9 field-goal percentage. The team is currently shooting 37.4 percent from the floor, 62.5 percent from the line, and 26 percent from three-point range. The Blue Devils' Justina Udenze averages a team-high 10.3 points per game, while Leanne Crocket leads the team with 35 blocks on the year. Crocket also is the team's leading rebounder, averaging 9.2 per game. Alexzandria Dowdy leads the Blue Devils with 55 steals this season.

All-Time Against CCSU

Monday's game marks the 39th meeting between Quinnipiac and Central Connecticut State. The Bobcats lead the all-time series, 26-12. Earlier in the season, Quinnipiac won, 76-75, in a match-up against CCSU at the TD Bank Sports Center. The Bobcats' Felicia Barron gave Quinnipiac the one-point advantage with a three-pointer at the buzzer. Senior Courtney Kaminski picked up a career-high 32 points, while Barron pulled down a team-high nine rebounds and added 11 points. Freshman Brittany McQuain recorded 12 points in the Quinnipiac victory. In addition, Crocket posted a team-high 19 points and nine rebounds for the Blue Devils.

NEC Rivalry Week
Quinnipiac and Sacred Heart each put up a win last week, in the Northeast Conference's rivalry week games. The Bobcats defeated the Pioneers in the first match-up, 61-56, on Feb. 12, while Sacred Heart won, 66-54, on Feb. 14 on their home court.

The Bobcats Can Block
The Bobcats earned a season-high 16 blocks against Sacred Heart, on Monday evening. Quinnipiac's Courtney Kaminski matched a career-high six blocks in the game, while Felicia Barron recorded a career-high four blocks for the Bobcats. Kaminski's six blocks put her as the fourth player in Quinnipiac's Division-I history to record more than five blocks in a single game.

Season Milestones
Felicia Barron earned her 100th assist against Sacred Heart on Feb. 12. With 103 assists on the season, Barron is seventh in assists in a single season in Quinnipiac's Division I history. In addition, Barron looks to close down on 300-season points against CCSU, with 296 points on the year. Brittany McQuain recorded her 200th career point against Sacred Heart, also on Feb. 12.

Leading Ladies
Courtney Kaminski leads the Bobcats with 13 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. The senior center has earned a team-high 31 blocks this year. Felicia Barron has been a huge asset for the team's offense, posting 11.8 points per game. Barron also leads Quinnipiac with a team-high 103 assists and 51 steals this season. Brittany McQuain has made an immediate impact for the Bobcats in her freshman season. She currently averages 8.4 points and 6.2 rebounds per game.

NEC Notes

Quinnipiac is second in the NEC, averaging 64.2 points per game. The Bobcats are also third in the conference in rebounds and assists, averaging 40.2 rebounds and 13.76 assists per game. Courtney Kaminski is sixth in the NEC in points per game (13.0) and 15th in rebounds, with 6.4 per game. Felicia Barron is ranked fifth amongst conference players in assists, averaging 4.12 per game.

Double Trouble
The Bobcats' Courtney Kaminski has picked up four double-doubles this season, while Brittany McQuain has picked up three this season.

Kaminski Keeps Going, And Going...
Courtney Kaminski has recorded 1,269 career points. placing her as the 11th all-time career-scorer at Quinnipiac. 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.


Charity Stripe Stats
In each of the Bobcats' 12 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.

What's Ahead In The NEC
Quinnipiac will take on Bryant on Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Chace Athletic Center in Smithfield, R.I. The Bobcats defeated Bryant, 85-74, earlier in the season at the TD Bank Sports Center.