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Women’s Basketball Hosts Billikens Wednesday Night

by | Jan 24, 2023

Elle Sutphin’s free throws clinched the ‘Cats win at VCU on Sunday.


DAVIDSON, N.C. — The Davidson women’s basketball team will look to continue its three-game win streak on Wednesday night, playing host to the Saint Louis Billikens inside Belk Arena at 7 p.m.


  • Sunday’s game will be the 11th all-time meeting between Davidson and Saint Louis as the Billikens hold the series at a 7-3 advantage.
  • The all-time series dates back to 2014-15, when the Wildcats joined the Atlantic 10.
  • Davidson has dropped the last two contests against SLU, including a three-point loss, 54-51 last season. In the contest, Chloe Welch recorded a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
  • A win on Wednesday would be Davidson’s fourth straight victory and fourth A-10 win of the season.

Elle Sutphin’s late free throws, Issy Morgan’s career-high 20 points and Maddie Plank’s fourth-quarter offense propelled the Davidson Wildcats to a 66-65 victory over the Duquesne Dukes Sunday afternoon in an Atlantic 10 women’s basketball instant classic. The win was Davidson’s third straight as the ‘Cats improve to 3-2 in league play.

MORGAN’S MARK… Sophomore point guard Issy Morgan captured the first Atlantic 10 Player of the Week honor of her career on Monday afternoon after leading Davidson to a 2-0 week in league action. The Wildcats’ floor general averaged 19.0 points with five rebounds and seven assists across a two-game stretch last week, initially dropping 18 in a road win at VCU before putting up a career-high 20 points in a barn burner against Duquesne. Overall, Morgan shot 60 percent from the floor and 54.5 percent from beyond the arc, including a 4-of-8 effort from deep against Duquesne on Sunday.

DEEGAN DEEGAN DEEGAN… Senior Suzi-Rose Deegan is nearing the 1,000-point marker, with 983 career points to date. The Australia native is set to become the 22nd member of the 1,000-point club as she averages  13.4 points per game this season. Deegan has scored in double figures in the last eight games, while also grabbing 6.8 rebounds per game.

ABOUT THE BILLIKENS… Saint Louis rallied from a 27-point deficit and made it a one-possession game late in the fourth quarter before falling 68-63 at Duquesne last Wednesday. Kyla McMakin is on the verge of reaching two career milestones Wednesday night. McMakin enters the game with 1,993 points as she looks to become just the 10th active player in NCAA Division I women’s basketball to reach 2,000. Additionally, she has 499 career rebounds.

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