Feb. 13, 2012
WASHINGTON - The No. 15/13 Georgetown University women's basketball squad (19-6, 8-4 BIG EAST) will play the Villanova University Wildcats (15-10, 5-7 BIG EAST) on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m., at The Pavilion in Villanova, Pa. The game can be heard live on GUHoyas.com with Ryan Sakamoto on the call.
This past week, the Blue & Gray went 1-1. On Saturday, Georgetown fell to No. 3/3 Connecticut, 80-38. Earlier in the week, the Hoyas defeated Seton Hall, 56-51 at McDonough Arena. Junior guard Sugar Rodgers (Suffolk, Va./King's Fork) led the way with 23 points, 11 rebounds and four assists.
Rodgers has led the Hoyas in points in 20 of 25 games so far this season with a high of 39 points in the win over Dartmouth University at the Blue Sky Classic. She is averaging 19.5 ppg to lead the BIG EAST, 5.4 rpg to rank third on the team and has a squad-high 60 steals. Rodgers also shoots a team-high 82.1 percent from the free throw line and ranks second in assists with 46.
Senior forward Tia Magee (Tulsa, Okla./Jenks) is second on the squad in points and rebounds with 11.4 ppg and 5.9 rpg. Senior point guard Rubylee Wright (Latta, S.C./Latta) is averaging 7.3 ppg, while freshman guard Taylor Brown (Bowie, Md./Bishop McNamara) is averaging 4.8 ppg to round out the top four. Wright also leads the Georgetown squad with 109 assists, while senior forward Adria Crawford (Alexandria, Va./Thomas Edison) has a team-best 6.1 rpg.
The Wildcats are 15-10 on the year and 5-7 in conference play. In its previous game, Villanova fell to the University of South Florida Bulls, 54-39, in Tampa, Fla. Freshman forward Lauren Burford led the way with 11 points, while junior forward Laura Sweeney added a team-best nine rebounds.
Sweeney is leading the squad with 14.9 ppg and 8.0 rpg. Sweeney is the lone Wildcat averaging in double figures.
Georgetown is 18-32 all-time against Villanova and 5-18 on the road. Last year, the Hoyas downed Villanova, 60-44, at McDonough Arena. Magee had 18 points and Rodgers added 17 in the victory. In the last meeting in Pennsylvania, Georgetown won, 70-54.
Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.
The game can be heard live on www.GUHoyas.com and through the Georgetown Athletics app with Ryan Sakamoto on the call.
Live stats will also be available at www.GUHoyas.com.