Bearcats Travel to Georgetown for Tuesday Tilt|
Jan. 28, 2013
CINCINNATI -- The University of Cincinnati women's basketball team hits the road to face Georgetown for a Tuesday evening game that will tip off at 8 p.m. Cincinnati enters the contest after suffering a 67-31 loss to No. 3/2 Connecticut while Georgetown most recently defeated Pittsburgh by a 69-57 score.
THE SERIES: Cincinnati leads the all-time series with a 5-4 mark but the Hoyas are winners of the last four. The Bearcats hold a 3-2 edge in games played in Cincinnati while each team has won twice at Georgetown. The two squads have faced off every year since the 2005-06 season.
LAST TIME OUT: Cincinnati was stymied by nationally-ranked Connecticut in a BIG EAST contest that ended with the Huskies leaving Fifth Third Arena with a 67-31 score. The Huskies held a 49-28 edge in rebounding and out-scored the Bearcats 32-4 in points in the paint.
Alyesha Lovett (Newark, N.J. / Malcolm X Shabazz) led the team in scoring with nine points. The sophomore guard has netted at least eight points in seven of the last eight games, including the last four straight.
SCOUTING THE HOYAS: Georgetown (12-8, 3-3) enters the contest with a 2-3 record in their last five outings. Most recently, the Hoyas defeated Pittsburgh by a 69-57 score in a game they never trailed. Georgetown shot 41.3 percent for the game and forced 22 Pitt turnovers.
Sugar Rodgers leads the BIG EAST and ranks third nationally in points per game (24.1) for the Hoyas. The senior also ranks second in the BIG EAST in three-pointers per game (3.1), seventh in rebounding (7.5) 10th in assists (3.8) and 13th in free throw percentage (76.7).
Earlier this season Rodgers recorded the first triple-double in program history with 33 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists during a victory against Providence. It marked just the 18th triple-double in conference history.