March 3, 2014
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's basketball team (10-19, 4-13 BIG EAST) will travel to Chicago, Ill., for a BIG EAST Conference road matchup against the DePaul University Blue Demons (23-6, 14-3 BIG EAST) on Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET in the regular season finale. The game will be televised live on CBS College Sports with Brent Stover calling the action and Debbie Antonelli commentating.
On Saturday, Georgetown got a crucial 71-65 win over the Providence College Friars on Senior Day at McDonough Arena. Additionally, freshman center Natalie Butler (Fairfax Station, Va./Lake Braddock) continued to hit milestones setting the new BIG EAST record for single-season rebounds with 235 caroms in conference play this season.
Senior forward Andrea White (Lancaster, Va./Lancaster) led the way with 17 points and 10 rebounds for her 14th double-double of the season, while Butler posted 10 points and a career-high 20 boards for her 22nd double-double on the year. Freshman guard Faith Woodard (Brandon, Fla./Freedom) and sophomore guard Logan Battle (Springfield, Va./West Springfield) rounded out those in double figures with 13 and 12 points, respectively.
Georgetown had a big day on the boards outrebounding the Friars, 62-39.
Butler now has 388 boards this season to shatter Rebekkah Brunson's (2003-04) single-season GU program record, and 235 boards in BIG EAST play to break Brunson's conference rookie record of 176 set in 2000-01 as well as the league's overall record of 223 set by Dana Wynne of Seton Hall in 1994-95 and 1995-96. Twice, she has pulled down 20 boards in conference play to tie the BIG EAST record of single-game rebounds.
Butler is also the first BIG EAST player to reach 20 double-doubles since DePaul's Khara Smith, who registered 23 over 34 games in the 2005-06 season. Smith needed 31 games to reach the 20 double-double mark, tallying double-doubles in her four final games with the Blue Demons, Butler has played in 29 games so far this season.
Averaging 13.8 rebounds per contest in BIG EAST tilts, the rookie center has clinched the conference's rebounding average record of 12.4 held by SHU's Wynne (1994-95 and 1995-96) and the rookie rebounding average of 11.3 set by Shelly Pennefather of Villanova (1983-84).
Butler's 10 BIG EAST Freshman of the Week awards have tied Maya Moore's league record set in 2007-08.
Leading the way for the Hoyas is White with 15.9 ppg and 9.3 rpg. Butler is second with 14.2 ppg as well as a BIG EAST-leading 13.9 rpg. Freshman guard Faith Woodard (Brandon, Fla./Freedom) rounds out those in double figures with 10.3 ppg, respectively.
The team is outrebounding opponents by 8.9 rpg and shooting 41.6 percent on the season from the field.
Brittany Hrynko scored 21 points to help DePaul beat St. John's, 80-65, on Saturday and clinch the BIG EAST regular season championship. The Blue Demons won their first BIG EAST Conference title outright and the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament when Creighton lost at Marquette.
Megan Rogowski, Chanise Jenkins and Jessica January all reached double-figures for the Blue Demons. Megan Podkowa led DePaul on the glass with seven rebounds.
The Hoyas are 2-9 all-time against the Blue Demons as well as a mark of 1-8 in league play and 1-5 on the road. Earlier this season, GU fell 92-69 at McDonough Arena. White led the way with 21 points while Butler pulled down 10 rebounds in the loss.
The game is scheduled to tip at 9 p.m. ET. Fans can watch live on CBS College Sports. Live stats will be available through www.GUHoyas.com.
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