Villanova at Georgetown
Sat., January 31
Georgetown’s defense ranks third in the conference for steals and rebounding, averaging 9.44 steals per contest and 38.9 boards. Bethany LeSueur and All-America candidate Rebekkah Brunson lead the way in both categories. LeSueur and Brunson have 44 and 30 steals respectively and rank third and 12th in the league for steals per game. Brunson is the top boardwoman in the conference with an 11.2 average, which also ranks ninth nationally, and LeSueur is second on the Hoyas with a 5.4 average.
Georgetown and Villanova tip it off for the first time this season. The Hoyas enter the contest on a two-game BIG EAST slide, losing at Rutgers and at West Virginia. Villanova has traded a win for a loss the past five games, with wins over Rutgers, Seton Hall and Syracuse and losses at Virginia Tech and at Notre Dame. VU owns a 28-13 all-time series lead and has won the past four meetings. In McDonough GU has won eight of 17 meetings against the Wildcats.
Villanova has not won a league game (0-3) on the road and boasts and undefeated overall record (8-0) at home. The Wildcats have allowed 60 or less points 10 times this season and are holding the opponent to 51.8 ppg. Nova’s offense is led by first year player Liad Suez who averages 13.3 ppg and has been VU’s leading scorer in 10 games.
You Should Know...
Mary Lisicky is two three point field goals away from being Georgetown’s all-time leader. She currently has 192 and would surpass Kim Gallon (1994-98) at 193.
You Should Also Know...
Georgetown has won three straight home BIG EAST games at McDonough. The Hoyas last three conference losses were all on the road by an average margin of 4.67 points.
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