Women's Basketball Plays NEC Foe Robert Morris On Monday Night

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Quinnipiac University Bobcats (11-5, 3-2 NEC) vs.
Robert Morris University Colonials (9-7, 3-2 NEC)
Monday, January 16, 2012 – 7:00 p.m.
Sewall Center – Moon Township, Pa.

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Bobcats Continue Play On The Road
The Quinnipiac University women’s basketball team (11-5, 3-2 NEC) travels to play a Northeast Conference game against Robert Morris University (9-7, 3-2 NEC) on Monday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Sewall Center in Moon Township, Pa.  The Bobcats enter the contest after defeating NEC opponent Saint Francis (Pa.), 85-73, in their first of four games on the road. The Colonials dropped a league match-up to Sacred Heart, 71-64, in their most recent outing.

Live stats, audio and video of Monday’s game will be available by clicking on the appropriate links on the Quinnipiac women’s basketball schedule at www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com. Fans can listen to the game on AM-1220 WQUN with Paul Pacelli.

Scouting Robert Morris
The Colonials currently stand at 9-7 overall and 3-2 in league action. They also hold a 6-2 record at the Sewall Center, including two wins against NEC opponents, Monmouth and Fairleigh Dickinson.  Robert Morris also earned a conference victory at Central Connecticut State, before losing two conference games to Bryant and most recently Sacred Heart. RMU is led by sophomore forward Artemis Spanou, who posts a team-high 15 points and 10 rebounds per game. The Rhodes, Greece native’s 15 ppg ranks seventh in the NEC, while her 10 rpg is second in the league standings. Three other Colonials average double figures in points per contest, including April Williams (13), Mary Durojaye (12.4) and Tye Briannica (11.8). Currently, Robert Morris and Quinnipiac lead the NEC with 66.6 points per outing. The Colonials also rank third amongst conference opponents with 40.4 boards per game.

All-Time Against The Colonials
Monday marks the 23rd meeting between Quinnipiac and Robert Morris, with the Bobcats leading the all-time series, 13-9. Last season, the Colonials picked up a 75-67 win on Jan. 29 at the Bobcats’ home court.

Last Time Out
In its most recent outing, Quinnipiac picked up its third NEC win of the season at Saint Francis (Pa.), 85-73, on Saturday, Jan. 14. Felicia Barron registered a game-high 24 points, while Kari Goodchild and Samantha Guastella each scored in double figures with 16 points and 12 points, respectively. Brittany McQuain led the game with eight rebounds. The Bobcats outshot the Red Flash from the floor (60.8-to-42.6) and out-rebounded the NEC opponent, 36-to-26, while compiling season-bests as a team throughout the afternoon.

Season-High Shooting
The Bobcats’ 85-point victory at SFU stands as the highest point total this season. The Bobcats also combined for a season-high 60.8 field-goal percentage (31-for-51) against the Red Flash on Saturday. The shooting percentage stands as the second time the Bobcats have shot above the 50 percent mark this year.

Awesome Assists
The Bobcats collected a season-high 22 assists at Saint Francis (Pa.). Nine players contributed at least one assist in the outing, but Kari Goodchild and Gillian Abshire led the way with four each.

Felicia’s Arc
Quinnipiac compiled a season-best 10 three-pointers at SFU as they shot 71.4 percent from three-point range. Felicia Barron led the Bobcats’ efforts from beyond the arc as she scored 6-of-7 three-pointers. Barron currently ranks eight in NEC play with a 37.1 three-point percentage (33-for-89).

Nikoline Plays Nice
Freshman Nikoline Ostergaard registered a career-high eight points against SFU. The Denmark native also pulled down three rebounds in the outing.

Keep It Up Camryn
After only collecting 36 points in her freshman campaign, sophomore Camryn Warner compiled her 100th point of the season against SFU. She currently has 105 points on the year for 6.6 ppg.

Still At The Top In Steals
Junior Felicia Barron continues to lead the nation, league and team in steals with 80 on the year and five steals per game. Barron’s 12-steal performance against Bryant also is tied at first in the national standings for individual game-highs.

The Scoring Situation
QU currently ranks first with RMU in scoring amongst NEC schools with 66.6 points per game. Three Bobcats also stand in the league’s top-20 in scoring. Felicia Barron leads the Bobcats and ranks third with 16.9 points per game, while freshman Jasmine Martin is 17th with 10.8 ppg and sophomore Brittany McQuain is 20th with 10.2 points per contest.

Dominating Double-Doubles
As of Jan. 12, sophomore Brittany McQuain ranks in the top-20 in the national standings with eight double-doubles on the year. The sophomore has combined for 15 career double-doubles.

She Shoots, She Scores
Barron is the only Bobcat to have reached the 200-point mark with 271 total points this season. Barron’s 16.9 ppg leads QU and ranks in the top-100 for scoring in the national rankings.

Ranking In Rebounds
Forward Brittany McQuain leads the team and ranks fourth in league play with 9.7 rebounds per game, which also stands in the top-50 of the national leader board. McQuain’s 3.5 offensive rebounds and 6.19 defensive boards per contest are in the top-five in the NEC. The 5-11 sophomore has collected 155 boards this year.

The Bobcats Can Block
Sophomore forward Camryn Warner ranks fourth in the conference standings in blocks per game (1.38) with 22 total on the year.

Featured Freshman
Freshman Jasmine Martin leads the Bobcats and ranks seventh in the NEC with a 78.9 free-throw shooting percentage (45-of-57). Martin currently ranks second on the team in points per game (10.8) and is one of five Bobcats to have reached the 100-point scoring mark with 173 points in her rookie campaign.

Felicia From Three-Point Range
Felicia Barron is tied at first in the conference rankings in three-point field goals made as she averages 2.06 three-pointers per game. The 5-7 guard leads the Bobcats with a total of 33 three-pointers this season, while her 37.1 three-point shooting percentage ranks eighth in the NEC.

NCAA RPI Rankings
As of Sunday, Jan. 9, the Bobcats ranked 78th in the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball RPI Rankings, behind only one NEC opponent in LIU Brooklyn (76th).

Bobcats On The Boards
QU continues to dominate league action in rebounds as it ranks second in rebounds per game (42.1). The Bobcats lead the conference with an average of 27.25 defensive rebounds per contest.

QU Steals The Show
The Bobcats currently rank second amongst league opponents in steals per game (10.63), led by Felicia Barron’s efforts of five steals per outing.

Bobcats Turning It Around
Quinnipiac leads the league with a +3.25 turnover margin and ranks second with a 0.85 assist/turnover margin.

What’s Ahead For The Bobcats
Quinnipiac continues NEC play on the road when it faces Bryant on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 1 p.m. and Sacred Heart on Monday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m.

Contact: Lindsay Oliveri, lmoliveri@quinnipiac.edu