Women's Basketball Wraps up Homestand Sunday Against Eastern Kentucky|
Dec. 8, 2012
CINCINNATI – The University of Cincinnati women’s basketball team (5-2) will wrap up a five-game homestand Sunday afternoon as the host Eastern Kentucky (5-4). The contest at Fifth Third Arena is set for a 2 p.m. tipoff.
SERIES HISTORY: Sunday’s contset will mark the 18th meeting between the two programs. Cincinnati leads the all-time series 9-8 having won four straight and nine of the last 11 outings against the Colonels. Eastern Kentucky won the first six meetings during the 1970’s. The Bearcats won the last meeting 62-49 during the 2009 season.
LAST TIME OUT: The Bearcats bounced back from a double-overtime loss to Xavier by defeating Youngstown State 57-46. UC earned the win without the help of leading scorer Dayeesha Hollins, who was sidelined with an injury.
Lesha Dunn and Tiffany Turner each recorded double-doubles in the contest, making it two straight games a pair of Bearcats have achieved the feat in the same contest. Turner recorded her second-consecutive double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds. Lesha Dunn earned the first of her career with 13 points and 12 rebounds.
Cincinnati’s defense continued to shine, limiting the Penguins to 46 points on 30.4 percent shooting. The Bearcats have kept foes under 50 points four times this season and have limited opponents to under 37% shooting in all but one contest this season.
SCOUTING THE COLONELS: Eastern Kentucky is still searching for its first road win this season. The Colonels hold a 5-0 record at home but are 0-4 away from Richmond.
Senior Alex Jones has posted double-doubles in three straight games. She ranks fourth all-time at EKU with 27 in her career. One of those double-doubles came in the last meeting between UC and EKU recording 12 points and 10 rebounds as a freshman against the Bearcats.
EKU features one player averaging double-digits and two averaging just under the mark. Jade Barber nets 12.4 points per contest while Brittany Coles and Raechele Gray pace 9.8 and 9.7 points respectively.
UC and EKU have a common opponent this season in Kent State. Both programs defeated the Golden Flashes. UC won 59-41 while EKU defeated Kent State 56-42