Women’s Basketball To Play Wagner this Weekend at Spiro Sports Center

Quinnipiac University Bobcats (17-2, 8-0 NEC)
Wagner College (2-17, 1-7 NEC)

Date: Saturday, February 2, 2013
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Spiro Sports Center – New York, N.Y.
Series vs. Wagner: 21-6 
CCSU Last Five:  1-4
Quinnipiac Last Five: 5-0
Audio: AM 1220 WQUN
Video: NEC Front Row
Live Stats: WagnerAthletics.com

Complete Game Notes as a PDF

Bobcats Meet the Sea Hawks
Sitting atop the Northeast Conference standings, the Bobcats continue their 2012-13 season on Saturday when they visit the Seahawks of Wagner College. The teams will tip-off at 1:00 p.m. at the Spiro Center in New York, N.Y. The Seahawks enter Saturday's game with an overall mark of 2-17 and a 1-7 record in the Northeast Conference. The Bobcats are 17-2 thus far overall, looking to improve upon their best start in Quinnipiac program history.

On The Air
Saturday's game will be streamed online through NEC Front Row by clicking the appropriate links posted on www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com. In addition, fans can tune into AM 1220 WQUN Radio where Bob Mortali will have the play-by-play call with Luke Mauro providing insight on color commentary. Live stats will also be available on www.WagnerAthletics.com. 

Scouting the Seahawks
The Seahawks enter Saturday's match with an overall record of 2-17 and 1-7 in NEC competition. Wagner has dropped four straight in the Northeast conference since defeating LIU Brooklyn 74-70 on the road. Leading the Seahawks is freshman guard Jordan Peck who averages 11.2 points per outing.  Also in double figures for Wagner is senior Marie Laurence Archambault and sophomore forward Stephanie Blais who both average 10.1 points per game.  In their latest contest, Wagner fell to Mount St. Mary's, 58-73, on the road Monday in Emmitsburg, Md. Freshman Peck led the Seahawks with 15 first-half points and a game-high of 20.  Peck was one of three Seahawks in double figures, as redshirt-senior Chanez Robinson and sophomore Blais each added 11 points on the night, with Robinson grabbing a season-high eight rebounds.

 All-Time Against Wagner
Quinnipiac currently leads the all-time series with Wagner, 26-6. In their last meeting, the Bobcats defeated the Seahawks, 77-60, at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn.  Quinnipiac is 4-1 in their last five meetings against Wagner and 10-4 on the road with the Seahawks.

Last Time Out
On Monday, Quinnipiac completed a home-weekend sweep with an 82-73 victory over Central Connecticut at the Bank. Senior Felicia Barron played a large role in the outcome, collecting a game-high 25 points for her fourth 20-point game of the season. Barron went 10-of-19 from the floor, grabbed three rebounds and dished out a pair of helpers. In addition to Barron, the Bobcats featured nine other players in the scoring column. Jasmine Martin  chipped in with nine points, Ellen Cannon added eight, and Lisa Lebak, Brittany McQuain and Nikoline Ostergaard  all finished with seven points.  With the win, the Bobcats improved to 17-2 overall and now own the best start to a season in program history.

RPI Rankings
The Bobcats are ranked 55th in the latest RPI poll, released on Thursday, January 31, 2013. The weekly rankings are a based on wins and losses compared to their strength of schedule.

Mid-Major Top 25
The Quinnipiac women's basketball team was ranked 13th in the latest College Insider Top-25 Mid-Major Poll, announced on Tuesday, January 29, 2013.

Among The Nation's Best
Quinnipiac is currently ranked second in the country with a turnover margin of plus- 8.05 a game, just behind Kentucky with. The Bobcats have 288 turnovers compared to 441 from their opponents. The Bobcats also rank 18th in the nation in steals per game at 12.3 per game and 11th in assists per game at 17.1.  The team cracks the top ten being 10th in the country for a win and loss percentage of 89.5.

Stealing the Show
Senior Felicia Barron currently ranks 10th in the nation in steals per game (3.58). So far this year the guard has compiled 68 steals this season. She collected a game-high of eight steals in the games against Hartford (12/16).  Last year the Springfield, Mass. native ended the season leading the country with 133 steals.  

Dishing Out
Sophomore point guard Gillian Abshire currently ranks 13th in the nation in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.38).  For the season, 'Boo' has 100 assists to only 42 turnovers. In the game against Bryant (1/14), Abshire collected a career high of 10 assists and only one turnover in her best performance of her sophomore campaign.  Boo this year went seven straight games with at least five assists and has had 25 assists to only five turnovers in the last three games against Bryant, Robert Morris, and Saint Francis Pa.

Behind the Arc
Sophomore guard Jasmine Martin currently ranks 23rd in the nation in three-point field-goal percentage for the Bobcats.  This season Martin is 38-94 from behind the arc shooting 40.4.  Martin is the second leading scorer on the team with 253 points so far in her sophomore campaign.

Writing the Books
On Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, the Quinnipiac women's basketball team (17-2) left their mark in Quinnipiac history by surpassing the previous record for best start to a season, which was set by Tricia Fabbri's 2007-08 team. The team when on to  be regular-season co-champions – advancing to the NEC semifinals - as well as making a trip to the WNIT tournament. 

All That Jazz
Sophomore guard Jasmine Martin reached double-figures in 13 consecutive games, beginning back to the game against Rider on December 2 and running through January 26 when she poured in 16 points against the Knights. Martin's run was the longest active streak on the line-up and the longest one by a player for the 2012-13 season.  Against the Red Flash, Martin matched her career high of 21 points – making it 14 out of her last 17 games with double-figures in the scoring column.

Contact: Bethany Buckholz; bethany.buckholz@quinnipiac.edu