Women’s Basketball Travels to GW for Wednesday Night Game
DAVIDSON, N.C. — The Davidson Wildcats will look to bounce back on Wednesday night, taking on the George Washington Colonials in D.C. in Atlantic 10 play. Davidson (11-6, 2-3 A-10) will meet the Colonials (7-10, 0-4 A-10) for a 7 p.m. tip off in the Charles E. Smith Center.
Wednesday’s game will be aired on NBCSports.com and on the NBC Sports App with Michael Corey and Julianne Viani on the call.
- Against George Washington, Davidson is 3-5 all-time.
- The Wildcats have won three of their last four meetings against the Colonials.
- Davidson is just 1-3 when taking on the Colonials in D.C.
- In the Gayle Fulks era, the Wildcats are 1-1 when taking on GW on its home court
FIVE THINGS TO KNOW
LAST TIME OUT… Davidson was unable to overcome a fast start by Rhode Island on Sunday, falling 68-54 to the top-seeded Rams inside the Thomas M. Ryan Center. The ‘Cats went into the second quarter down by three, 15-12, but the Rams outscored Davidson 22-7 in the second frame and held onto their 20-point lead for the majority of the second half to secure the win.
ABOUT THE COLONIALS… GW will look to win its first A-10 game of the season on Wednesday night, after an 0-4 start to league play. The Colonials average 51.6 points per game while shooting 33.8 percent from the floor this season. Led by junior Lya Nok, who averages 8.9 points per game and has 14 made three’s this season, the Colonials are 5-6 so far when defending their home court.
GAME-WINNERS GALORE… The ‘Cats opened up A-10 play with two straight wins, both of which involved thrilling game-winning baskets. The ‘Cats downed St. Bonaventure, 50-47, on Wednesday, Jan. 12 thanks to a game-winning 3-pointer from Cameron Tabor with 14 seconds left, and on Saturday, Jan. 15, Suzi-Rose Deegan hit the go-ahead trey with 21 seconds left to secure the 73-67 win over Duquesne.
ONE FOR THE BOOKS… Davidson’s 2021-22 non-conference season was one for the books, as the Wildcats ended the stretch with a 9-3 record, marking their best non-conference ledger since the 2006-07 season. The Cats’ non-con slate included an electric 79-65 victory over cross-county rival UNC Charlotte after shooting 56.6 percent from the floor for the program’s best offensive outing since February 2014.
THE SUTPHIN FILE… Forward Elle Sutphin joins the Wildcats for the 2021-22 campaign, after spending her first two seasons of college basketball with the NC State Wolfpack. The redshirt sophomore comes to Davidson after earning an ESPNW Scout Grade of 97 during high school, where she was the No. 39 ranked recruit in the class of 2020 and No. 1 across the state of North Carolina. Through 16 games, Sutphin averages 13.1 points per game and is shooting a team-best 53.4 percent from the field, which ranks fourth in the league, in a sixth woman role. The Pilot Mountain native has had 13 double-digit performances this year and earned an Atlantic 10 Player of the Week nod back on Dec. 27.