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Women’s Basketball Continues League Play at UMass, Rhode Island

by | Jan 7, 2021 | News, Sports

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DAVIDSON, N.C. — Davidson hits the road this weekend for a pair of Atlantic 10 games, beginning with UMass on Friday, January 8. The Wildcats are looking to pick up their seventh straight win and fourth in A-10 play before continuing their road trip on Sunday, Jan. 10 at Rhode Island. Sunday’s tip against the Rams will be nationally televised on CBSSN beginning at 12 p.m.

LAST TIME OUT… The ‘Cats won their sixth straight game last Sunday, defeating George Mason, 61-57, inside Belk Arena. Three Wildcats scored in double-figures for the eighth time this season, allowing Davidson to remain undefeated in the Atlantic 10, and be the only team in the league with three wins. 

NOTABLES… The Wildcats have held their last five opponents to an average of 62.2 points per game. UMass currently has the highest NET ranking among A-10 teams, at 62nd, while the ‘Cats sit at 125th. 

VS. THE MINUTEWOMEN… Since joining the A-10 in 2014-15, Davidson is 3-7 all-time against the Minutewomen. The Wildcats last beat UMass on Feb. 16, 2019 inside the Mullins Center, 64-49. Historically, the ‘Cats average 62.1 points per game against UMass, but have averaged 71.3 points per game since their six-game win streak began on Dec. 9.

THE STREAK… As the ‘Cats are currently on the program’s longest win streak since 2013, Davidson will look to continue its run this weekend. A win over UMass will push the win-streak to seven games, as the Wildcats are chasing the 2011-12 team’s nine-game win streak that stretched from Jan. 23 to Feb. 20, 2012.

TURNER’S TOUCH… Senior guard, Katie Turner has already left her mark on the Wildcats’ program throughout her career. She moved to third all-time in career assists (411) after dishing 127 assists last season and is now just 58 assists away from taking over the second all-time slot. The Nevada native is also a member of Davidson’s 1,000 point club and moved into fourth all-time for career three-pointers now with 211 total, after draining 66 three’s last season. She continues to climb this program rank, as she is just 22 made-three’s away from taking over the program record. 

STRENGTH IN NUMBERS… Dating back to last season, Davidson is now 15-4 when making 25 field goals or more in a single game. In those games, the Wildcats shot at least 35.9% or better from from the floor including three performances with a 50% or higher field goal percentage.

RAINING THREE’S… Through nine games this season, Davidson currently ranks 18th in the country and first in the Atlantic 10 for made three-pointers, averaging 8.7 per game and draining 78 total.

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