Women's Basketball Plays Host To Bryant, Monday At 1 PM

Bobcats Host Bulldogs
The Quinnipiac University women's basketball team looks for its fifth Northeast Conference win of the season, as it hosts Bryant University on Monday, January 17, at 1:00 p.m. at the TD Bank Sports Center. The Bobcats are coming off a thrilling 76-75 win against Central Connecticut State on Saturday, January 15, while the Bulldogs lost 54-44 to Sacred Heart in their most recent outing. Quinnipiac is currently 7-9 on the year and 4-1 in conference play, while Bryant is 5-11 overall and 2-3 in the NEC.

Multimedia
Live stats, audio, and video of Monday's game will be available by clicking on the appropriate links on the women's basketball schedule at www.quinnipiacbobcats.com. Fans can listen to the game live with Bob Mortali and Bob Tipson. The contest will also be broadcasted through
www.northeastconference.tv.

Scouting Bryant

The Bulldogs lost by 10 points, 54-44, against Sacred Heart in their most recent contest this season. Despite a five point lead at the half, Bryant was unable to answer the Pioneers' 33 points in the last twenty minutes of play. Bryant outshot Sacred Heart from the floor, 35.6% to 27.8%. However, Sacred Heart finished 18-of-21 from the free-throw line, while Bryant only scored nine free throws in the game. The Bulldogs were led by sophomore guard Meredith Soper, who posted 12 points and seven rebounds in the match. Prior to the loss at Sacred Heart, the Bulldogs beat fellow NEC opponents St. Francis (N.Y), 59-48, and Long Island, 45-44, this season. Overall, the team averages 56.9 points and 41.1 rebounds per game. Bryant currently leads the NEC in steals-per-game (9.63) and offensive rebounds, averaging 16.31. Sophomore guard Danielle Douglas leads the Bulldogs, averaging 10.6 points per game, while Soper leads the team in rebounds (7.2).

All-Time Against The Bulldogs
Monday's game marks the 33rd meeting between Quinnipiac and Bryant. The Bulldogs lead the series, 19-13, dating back to 1978, and won both contests against the Bobcats last season. Quinnipiac fell, 72-62, against Bryant on January 16 and lost, 67-42, on January 21. Jacinda Dunbar compiled a double-double in each match-up against the Bulldogs last year, while Courtney Kaminski picked up one double-double on January 16.

Last Time Out
The Bobcats won their fourth NEC game of the 2010-11 season against in-state rival Central Connecticut State, 76-75, on Saturday, January 15. Sophomore Felicia Barron's three-pointer at the buzzer gave Quinnipiac its one-point lead in the victory. Overall, the Bobcats outshot the Blue Devils from both the field and the line. Quinnipiac scored 17 second-chance points off of 14 offensive rebounds in the contest. Three Bobcats put up double-figures, including Courtney Kaminski (32), Brittany McQuian (12), and Felicia Barron (11).

Posting Points
Senior Courtney Kaminski led Quinnipiac in its win against CCSU. The center scored a career-high 32 points and pulled-down eight rebounds in Saturday's game. The last Quinnipiac woman's basketball player to score above 30 points was Erin Kerner, with 32 points, against St. Francis (Pa.) on Jan. 10, 2009. Kaminski currently leads the Bobcats, averaging 13.1 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.

Barron Beats The Buzzer
Felicia Barron made an impact in the Bobcats' fifth home win of the season. Besides scoring the game-winning basket, she also compiled 11 points and a career-high nine rebounds. Barron is currently second on the team in points-per-game average (10.9).

NEC Statistics
The Bobcats are currently ranked second in the NEC in scoring offense. In 16 games this season, the team averages 63.1 points per game. Quinnipiac is also third in the conference in assists (13.06) and steals (8.94), per game. In the NEC standings, Quinnipiac is tied in third place with another Connecticut rival, Sacred Heart, with a record of 4-1.

Bobcats In The NEC
Two Bobcats are ranked in the top-20 of the conference in points-per-game average. Courtney Kaminski is in seventh place, averaging 13.1 points, while Felicia Barron is tied for 18th place, with 10.9 points per game. In other categories, Quinnipiac players are also at the top of the leader board. Jacinda Dunbar is ranked fourth, with a .491 field goal percentage, while Barron is fifth in assists-per-game (3.88) and seventh in steals-per-game (1.94). In addition, Barron leads the conference in assist-to-turnover ratio. Both Kaminski and Brittany McQuain are in the top-15 of the NEC in offensive and defensive rebounds, respectively.

Making A Comeback
Since posting a -25.0 scoring margin for the month of November, Quinnipiac has since narrowed the gap to -6.6 points. After falling to Holy Cross in a game held at the TD Bank Sports Center, the Bobcats have gone undefeated at home (5-0), beating NEC opponents Wagner, Mount St. Mary's, and Central Connecticut.

Charity Stripe Stats
The Bobcats have won every game this season that they've made more free throws than their opponents. Quinnipiac has finished more shots from the foul line than its opponents in seven games this year, including the past three matches prior to the FDU contest.

What's Ahead In The NEC
Quinnipiac will travel to play Mount St. Mary's on Saturday, Jan. 22 at 3:00 p.m. at the Knott Arena in Emmitsburg, Md., followed by Wagner on Monday, Jan. 24 at 7:00 p.m. at the Spiro Sports Center in Staten Island, N.Y.