Women's Basketball Hosts Yale On Tuesday Afternoon On NESN

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Quinnipiac University Bobcats (6-3, 1-1 NEC) vs.
Yale University (5-4, 0-0 Ivy League)
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 – 4:00 p.m.
TD Bank Sports Center – Hamden, Conn. 

Complete Game Notes

Bobcats Host Bulldogs
The Quinnipiac University women’s basketball team (6-3, 1-1 NEC) will host Yale University (5-4, 0-0 Ivy League) in a non-conference game on Tuesday, Dec. 20 at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn. The contest will be televised live on the New England Sports Network (NESN) with tip-off scheduled for 4 p.m.

Live stats, video and audio of Tuesday’s game will be available by clicking on the appropriate links on the Quinnipiac women’s basketball schedule at www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com.  Fans can watch the game live on NESN with Bill Schweizer, Bill Mecca and Jayme Parker. Fans can also tune in live with Bob Mortali and Bob Tipson on AM-1220 WQUN.

Scouting Yale
Yale enters Tuesday’s match-up at 5-4 on the year. In their most recent outing, the Bulldogs defeated Northeast Conference opponent St. Francis (N.Y.), 72-41, on Dec. 18. Yale also earned a win against NEC foe Fairleigh Dickinson, 80-51, earlier in the season. The Bulldogs are led by Megan Vasquez, who averages 16.2 points per game, while Janna Graf leads the team in rebounds per game (5.4). Vasquez currently shoots 44.3 percent from the floor and 37.3 percent from three-point range. Overall, the Bulldogs average 65.4 points per game.

All-Time Against The Bulldogs
Tuesday afternoon marks the 16th meeting between Quinnipiac and Yale. The Bobcats lead the all-time series, 8-7.  In its most recent meeting, Yale defeated Quinnipiac, 74-68, on Dec. 22, 2010 in New Haven, Conn. The Bobcats also lead the series at home, 5-3, and are 8-5 against the Bulldogs in Division I.

Last Time Out
The Bobcats earned their fifth non-conference win and second victory over an Atlantic-10 team this season as they defeated Rhode Island, 72-67, in overtime on Dec. 10. Quinnipiac was led by Felicia Barron’s season-high 22 points and Brittany McQuain’s second-half and extra time surge of 13 points to win their first overtime game of the year. Kari Goodchild and Jasmine Martin also posted double figures with 11 and 12 points, respectively. Goodchild’s 11 points were a season-high for the senior captain.

Facts From The Floor
The Bobcats went 25-for-58 from the floor at Rhode Island for a season-high 43.1 shooting percentage. 

Stealing Streaks
The Bobcats combined for 13 steals in their win at URI, the second most this season. Quinnipiac has posted double digits in steals in eight of nine games this year. The Bobcats currently rank 48th in the national standings with 11.6 steals per game.

Leading Ladies
Felicia Barron, Brittany McQuain and Jasmine Martin have led the Bobcats’ offensive efforts in each of their games during 2011-12. Barron currently averages a team-high 15.6 points per game, while Martin and McQuain post 13.2 and 11.9 points per game, respectively. All three players have surpassed the 100-point mark this year.

Bobcats On The Boards
Quinnipiac has outrebounded six of its opponents this season. Sophomore forward Brittany McQuain currently averages a team-leading 9.7 rebounds per game, which rank 41st in the country. McQuain has pulled down a total of 87 boards this season, while fellow classmate Camryn Warner ranks second on the team with 5.2 rebounds per game.

Stealing The Show
Junior Felicia Barron has led the team in steals in each of its games this season. Barron currently leads the national standings in steals per game (6.2).

Double Trouble
Prior to its games against Sacred Heart and Rhode Island, the Bobcats had at least one player post a double-double in each of their games. Brittany McQuain leads the Bobcats with six double doubles this season and 13 combined between this year and her rookie campaign.

Giving Pointers
The Bobcats continue to post a positive scoring margin, currently at +0.6, as they average 67.8 points per game.

Turning It Around
After finishing the 10-11 season with a -0.93 turnover margin, the Bobcats currently post a positive turnover margin of +.48. The Bobcats currently average 16.1 turnovers, while forcing 20.9 turnovers per game. Quinnipiac also ranks 50th in the nation in assist-to-turnover ratio (0.92). 

What’s Ahead For Quinnipiac in 2011
The Bobcats return to action when they play a pair of non-conference games on the road. Quinnipiac travels to face American on Wednesday, Dec. 28 and Army on Friday, Dec. 30. Both games are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

Contact: Lindsay Oliveri, lmoliveri@quinnipiac.edu