Women's Basketball |
Feb. 6, 2012
CINCINNATI – The University of Cincinnati women’s basketball team (11-12, 2-8 BIG EAST) looks to return to its winning ways when it travels to Providence (12-11, 4-6 BIG EAST) on Tuesday, Feb. 7 for a 7 p.m. tip. Fans can listen to the game live on GoBEARCATS.com with Tom Gelehrter on the call.
Last Time Out
The University of Cincinnati women’s basketball team erased seven double-digit deficits and came within six of No. 17/15 Georgetown (18-5, 7-3 BIG EAST) in the final minute, but it wasn’t enough as UC was defeated by the Hoyas, 65-54, on Feb. 4 at Fifth Third Arena. Leading the way for the Bearcats was senior guard Bjonee Reaves, behind a career-high tying five 3-pointers, and Dayeesha Hollins with 17 points each. Kayla Cook pitched in 10 points.
Hollins Earns BIG EAST Honor Roll Mention
Sophomore guard Dayeesha Hollins was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for the week of February 6 after her performances at Marquette and against Georgetown. It is the second-straight week a UC student-athlete has been named to the league’s honor roll.
Hollins averaged 19.5 points in the last two games, including a game-high 22 point effort to lead Cincinnati to its second-straight BIG EAST win at Marquette on Feb. 1. She added four assists, two rebounds and a steal. The Cincinnati native also scored a team-high tying 17 points against No. 17/15 Georgetown on Feb. 4 to go along with four assists and three rebounds.
Hollins leads the Bearcats in scoring (14.8 ppg) and assists (77) and is tied for first in steals (42).
Bearcats Against the Friars
Providence leads the all-time series, 4-2, including a 2-1 mark on its home court. UC has lost the last three in a row, including a 57-43 setback in the last meeting on Feb. 19, 2011, despite Jeanise Randolph
posting her second career double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Scouting the Friars
Providence enters Tuesday’s contest with a 12-11 overall record and 4-6 BIG EAST mark after losing to Villanova, 59-53, on Feb. 4. Providence is 7-4 at home this season. The Friars are led by Teya Wright with a team-best 13.5 ppg and 9.1 rpg. Rachel Barnes is only other player averaging in double figures with 11.0 ppg. Providence was picked to finish 14th in the BIG EAST in the preseason polls.
The Bearcats return to Fifth Third Arena to host Pittsburgh on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to support Play4Kay.