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Women’s Basketball Hosts George Mason Wednesday Night

by | Feb 1, 2022

Senior Cassidy Gould drives in for a layup. She had a double-double in last year’s game at George Mason.

 

DAVIDSON, NC — Davidson’s women’s basketball team will tip off the month of February with a 7 p.m. contest against George Mason on Wednesday night from inside Belk Arena. The ‘Cats (12-7, 3-4 A-10) will play host to the Patriots, who are 7-12 overall and 1-6 in league play.

Follow along live at davidsonwildcats.com/coverage, with Derek Smith on the call on ESPN+.

PROMOTIONS

  • 4 Quarters – 4 Giveaways: Davidson students will have the opportunity to win big prizes on Wednesday night, ranging from Under Armour prize packs to an Apple Watch and more! Each quarter, the student with the most passion and enthusiasm will be awarded a giveaway prize.
  • Wednesday’s tip off is Davidson’s Lace Up For Cancer game, where the ‘Cats will wear gold shoe laces in honor of pediatric cancer.

THE SERIES

  • Since joining the league, Davidson is 6-3 all-time against George Mason, having won the last four meetings against the Patriots.
  • The Wildcats have never dropped a contest to Mason from inside Belk Arena.
  • In her career, senior guard Cassidy Gould has averaged 10.3 points per game against the Patriots.

NEED TO KNOW
THE LAST TIME… Davidson and George Mason last met in February 2021 in Fairfax, Va. The Wildcats scored 17 of the game’s first 20 points, setting the tone for a dominating 68-42 victory, where Cassidy Gould recorded the first double-double of her career (17 rebounds, 11 points). That same night, mid-semester addition, Keeley Evans, made her college basketball debut.

A-10 TALK… Atlantic 10 women’s basketball is as strong as it’s ever been, as five teams currently rank in the top 100 of the NET rankings. Rhode Island checks in at #45, while UMass (#48) and Dayton (#49) round out the top-50. Fordham checks in at #59 and VCU at #92, while the Wildcats are next up at #117.

GAME REWIND… Davidson dropped a tough contest on Sunday, 70-60, to the Dayton Flyers. At 7-0 in Atlantic 10 play, the Flyers out scored the Wildcats 21-4 in the third quarter to solidify the victory, despite the Wildcats out scoring the visitors by a combined 56-49 across the first, second and fourth quarters. Adelaide Fuller scored a team-high 17 points, while Issy Morgan and Chloe Welch joined the Aussie in double-figures with 13 and 11 points, respectively.

BUSY, BUSY… The Davidson Wildcats are slated for another three-game week this week, starting with George Mason on Wednesday night and then taking on Saint Joseph’s for a home-and-home series on Friday, Feb. 4 in Davidson and Sunday, Feb. 6 in Philadelphia. This is the second time this season that the Wildcats will play three conference games in a five-day span.

STIFLERS… With the ‘Cats holding GW to just 37 points last week, it marked Davidson’s fewest total points allowed in an Atlantic 10 game in program history. The 30-point victory against the Colonials also marked the first time the Wildcats have beaten a team by 30+ points since they did so on Nov. 20, 2019 against Western Carolina (101-51).

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