Feb. 17, 2012
WASHINGTON - The No. 15/14 Georgetown University women's basketball squad (20-6, 9-4 BIG EAST) will play the Providence College Friars (13-13, 5-8 BIG EAST) on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m., at McDonough Arena. Prior to Saturday's tip, there will be a short ceremony recognizing the seven seniors. All fans will receive a pink t-shirt for Georgetown's annual Play4Kay game.
On Tuesday, Georgetown defeated Villanova University, 60-54, in Villanova, Pa. Senior guard Sugar Rodgers (Suffolk, Va./King's Fork) led the Hoyas with 19 points, while senior point guard Rubylee Wright (Latta, S.C./Latta) added 12. Sophomore forward Andrea White (Lancaster, Va./Lancaster) pulled down a team-best seven rebounds.
Rodgers has led the Hoyas in points in 21 of 26 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 82.4 percent from the free throw line and ranks second in assists with 48.
Senior forward Tia Magee (Tulsa, Okla./Jenks) is second on the squad in points and rebounds with 11.3 ppg and 5.9 rpg. Senior point guard Wright is averaging 7.5 ppg, while freshman guard Taylor Brown (Bowie, Md./Bishop McNamara) is averaging 4.7 ppg to round out the top four. Wright also leads the Georgetown squad with 113 assists, while senior forward Adria Crawford (Alexandria, Va./Thomas Edison) has a team-best 6.1 rpg.
The Friars are 13-13 on the year and 5-8 in conference play. In its previous game, Providence fell to the No. 4/4 University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 66-47, in South Bend, Ind. Senior guard Rachel Barnes led the way with 16 points and a team-best eight rebounds, while junior guard Symone Roberts added 12 points and two steals.
Senior forward Teya Wright is leading the squad with 12.8 ppg and 8.9 rpg. Barnes and Wright are the two Friars averaging in double figures.
Georgetown is 22-27 all-time against Providence and 12-10 at home. Last year, the Hoyas downed PC, 49-45, In Rhode Island. Senior Monica McNutt had 17 points and 11 rebounds in the victory. In the last meeting at McDonough Arena, Georgetown won, 74-62. GU has won the last nine meetings between the squads.
Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. All fans will receive a pink t-shirt for Georgetown's annual Play4Kay game.
Prior to tipoff, there will be a short ceremony honoring the seven members of the senior class.
Fans can watch live on www.GUHoyas.com with Ryan Sakamoto and Georgetown alum Monica McNutt calling the action. Live stats will also be available.
Tickets are available at the Georgetown University Athletic Ticket Office.