Jan. 28, 2013
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's basketball squad will host the University of Cincinnati Bearcats on Tuesday evening in a BIG EAST Conference matchup at McDonough Arena. The Hoyas are currently 12-8 overall and 3-4 in BIG EAST Conference play.
In its last outing, Georgetown downed the University of Pittsburgh, 69-57, never trailing in the contest. The Panthers tried to battle back late, but couldn't get the deficit under 10 as Georgetown kept them at bay. Senior shooting guard Sugar Rodgers (Suffolk, Va./King's Fork) led all scorers with 25 points, while junior forward Andrea White (Lancaster, Va./Lancaster) added 12 and a squad-best seven rebounds. Rodgers posted nine assists to lead the Blue & Gray as well as managing five steals. Georgetown shot 41.3 percent for the game and forced 22 Panther turnovers, but was outrebounded, 48-39. The Hoyas had 21 points off of turnovers.
Currently leading the way for the Hoyas is Rodgers. The shooting guard is averaging 24.1 ppg and 7.5 rpg as well as posting 72 steals and 76 assists. White is second with 10.9 ppg and 6.1 rpg, while senior center Sydney Wilson (Silver Spring, Md./St. John's College Prep) rounds out the top three with 6.9 ppg as well as 5.1 rpg. Junior guard Samisha Powell (Virginia Beach, Va./Princess Anne) is averaging 6.3 ppg and has 62 assists on the season.
The Bearcats are 8-11 overall and 0-6 in BIG EAST Conference play most recently falling to No. 3/2 Connecticut, 67-31. Cincinnati jumped out to an early 4-0 lead, hitting its first two shots after grabbing the opening tip, but Connecticut responded by firing at a nearly 41-percent clip from the field, including five triples, to lead 41-9 at the half. Alyesha Lovett led the scoring for the Bearcats, pouring in nine points, the fourth-straight game she has scored eight or more points. Dayeesha Hollins had seven while Kayla Cook added six.
Georgetown is 4-5 all-time against the Bearcats with all nine contests coming in BIG EAST Conference play. At home, the Hoyas are 2-2 all-time. GU has won the last four meetings including a 65-45 victory a season ago in Ohio. Rodgers had 19 points in the win. In the last meeting at McDonough, the Hoyas won by a score of 55-38.
Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m., at the McDonough Arena. Live stats and webcast featuring Ryan Sakamoto and Ben Gordon Goldstein will be available at www.GUHoyas.com.