Tuesday's Women's Basketball Preview

Updated 12/18/2012


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#16 Dayton (10-0, 0-0 A 10) at Akron (8-2, 0-0 MAC)
5:30 PM • Akron trails 6-0
•  Akron took care of Cincinnati in dominating fashion Saturday, defeating the Bearcats 67-54 at Rhodes Arena.  The victory is UA’s second over a Big East team this season, adding to its dramatic come-from-behind road win at Providence from Nov. 24.  Sina King posted a new career-high 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for her sixth double-double of the season.  Rachel Tecca also had a double-double, leading both teams with 26 points to go with 10 boards. Tecca has scored in double figures in all 10 games, scoring 20 or more on seven occasions. 
Wyoming (8-2, 0-0 MWC) at Ball State (3-8, 0-0 MAC)
7 PM • First Meeting
•  Ball State women’s basketball returns home before the holidays when it hosts Wyoming Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Worthen Arena.  Wyoming is a member of the Mountain West Conference and currently owns an 8-2 overall record.    Ball State enters the game with a 3-8 overall mark.  This is the first time in program history the Cardinals have played Wyoming.
Kent State (1-8, 0-0 MAC) at St. Bonaventure (6-6, 0-0 A 10)
7 PM • Kent State leads 5-3
•  In their latest contest against Western Kentucky on Dec. 9, Kent State couldn’t hold off the Lady Toppers, as they lost 59-53. The Flashes grabbed a one-point lead going into halftime after staging a 16-0 run. The lead switched hands continuously in the second half, but WKU was able to pull away to earn the victory. Beckford had a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Melanee Stubbs had a personal-best seven rebounds and Rachel Mendelsohn netted a career-high seven points. Kent State made 17 of their 24 free-throw attempts, including 9-for-10 in the first half.  Coach Danielle O’Banion is sticking with her goal to lessen playing time for her players. No one on the team is averaging more than 30 minutes of playing time a game.