Women's Basketball Plays Final Game Of NEC Rivalry Week At Sacred Heart, Monday On MSG

Quinnipiac University Bobcats (12-12, 9-4 NEC) vs.
Sacred Heart University Pioneers (14-10, 8-5 NEC)
Monday, February 14, 2011 - 5:00 p.m.
William H. Pitt Center - Fairfield, Conn.

NEC Rivalry Week Continues
The Quinnipiac University women's basketball team takes on Sacred Heart in the final match-up of "NEC Rivalry Week," on Monday, at 5 p.m. at the William H. Pitt Center in Fairfield, Conn. The Bobcats defeated the Pioneers in their most recent outing on Saturday afternoon, 61-56. Quinnipiac is currently third in the Northeast Conference at 9-4, while Sacred Heart is 8-5 in conference play.

Monday night's game will be televised on MSG-TV. Live stats, audio and video will also 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 Bill Schweizer and Bob Tipson on AM-1220 WQUN.

Scouting Sacred Heart
Sacred Heart, Monmouth and Long Island are currently tied in fourth place in the NEC standings at 8-4. The Pioneers lost to the Bobcats, 61-56, on Feb. 12. Sacred Hearts' Morgan Merriman scored a team-high 16 points, while Callan Taylor added a double-double on 15 rebounds and 14 points. The team shot 32.3 percent (20-62) from the floor, 16.7 percent (2-212) from three-point range, and 73.7 percent (14.7) from the line. In addition, the Pioneers recorded 11 steals and 10 assists. Callan Taylor currently leads the team in points (15.0) and rebounds (8.6) per game. The Pioneers' Maggie Cosgrove has led the team from behind the arc, shooting 42 percent and scoring 47-of-112 three-point attempts this season. Sacred Heart is averaging 60 points and 33.6 rebounds per game. The team is currently shooting 39.8 percent from the field, 70.3 percent from the line and 34.5 percent from three-point territory.

All-Time Against The Pioneers
Saturday's game marks the 57th meeting between Quinnipiac and Sacred Heart. The Pioneers lead the all-time series, 32-24. The game on Monday should be a competitive match-up, as Sacred Heart has won 11-straight against Quinnipiac at home in Fairfield, Conn.

Last Time Out
The Bobcats kicked off NEC Rivalry Week with a 61-56 win against Sacred Heart at the TD Bank Sports Center, Saturday afternoon. Quinnipiac's Courtney Kaminski posted her fourth double-double of the season on 14 points and 11 rebounds, while Felicia Barron scored a game-high 17 points. Jacinda Dunbar added 10 rebounds and nine points in the win. The Bobcats were ahead by 11 points, 33-22, at the break, and were able to stay ahead down the stretch. Quinnipiac outshot Sacred Heart from the floor, 44.0-to-32.2 percent from the floor. In addition, the Bobcats outrebounded the Pioneers, 46-28.

A For Assists
Felicia Barron picked up her 100th assist in the 2010-11 season against Sacred Heart on Feb. 12. She's currently compiled a team-high 101 assists this year, ranking her as the ninth player in the Bobcats' Division I history, to collect at least 100 assists in a single season.

Felicia's On Fire
Barron looks to close down on 300-season points in Monday's game, as she's currently recorded 293 points this year. With 46 steals on the season, the sophomore guard also looks to pick up her 50th steal of the year against Sacred Heart.

McQuain Makes Moves
Brittany McQuain put up her 200th-career point against the Pioneers on Monday. The freshman currently has 203 points this season, averaging 8.5 points per game.

Double Trouble
The Bobcats' Courtney Kaminski has picked up four double-doubles this season, while Brittany McQuain has picked up three this season.

Leading Ladies

Quinnipiac is currently lead by Courtney Kaminski, who is averaging 6.3 rebounds and a team-high 12.9 points per game. Brittany McQuain, the Bobcats' active-leading rebounder, is averaging 6.4 rebounds per game. Leading the team in assists (4.2) and steals (1.9) per game is Felicia Barron. In addition, Barron has compiled a team-high 42 three-pointers this year, while Jacinda Dunbar leads the Bobcats with a 45.9 field-goal percentage.

From Negative To Positive
Since posting a -25.0 scoring margin for the month of November, Quinnipiac has since narrowed the gap to -3.7 points. The Bobcats have also been able to change a -11.2 rebounding margin, to +0.1, a positive gap for the first time this year.

NEC Notes

Quinnipiac continues to lead the NEC as one of its top-scoring teams, with 64.6 points per game. The Bobcats are also ranked third in the conference in assists per game (14.0) and fourth in blocks per game (3.8.) In addition, Courtney Kaminski is ranked in the top-ten of the NEC in points per game (12.9), while she and Brittany McQuain are ranked in the top-20 in rebounding, averaging 6.3 and 6.4 rebounds, respectively. Barron leads the NEC in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.27) and is a top-20 scorer and in the top-10 in several other categories, including assists per game (4.2), steals per game (1.91), and three-point field goals made (42).

Charity Stripe Stats
In each of the Bobcats' 12 wins this season, the team has outscored their opponent from the free-throw line. The Bobcats recorded a season-high 28 free-throws at Monmouth on Jan. 7.

1,000-Points And Beyond
Courtney Kaminski currently has compiled 1,253 career-points, placing her as the 11th all-time career-scorer at Quinnipiac. Kaminski became the 17th Quinnipiac women's basketball player to score 1,000 points, as she scored 10 points in Quinnipiac's home-opener against Holy Cross this season.

What's Ahead In The NEC
The Bobcats travel to play Central Connecticut State on Feb. 19 at 1 p.m. at the Detrick Gym in New Britain, Conn. Quinnipiac will then take on Bryant on Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Chace Athletic Center in Smithfield, R.I.