February 1, 2013
Schimmel Scores for the Cardinals
Junior Shoni Schimmel scored a career-high 38 points as No. 12/12 Louisville edged USF 78-75 on the road on Jan. 30. Schimmel's total was the highest for Louisville since Angel McCoughtry, now with the Atlanta Dream, scored 43 against Providence on Jan. 31, 2009. It is the second time this year a BIG EAST player has scored 38 points, as Georgetown senior Sugar Rodgers accomplished the feat against Yale on Dec. 28, 2012. In conference action, it is the highest point total since former UConn standout Maya Moore scored 38 points at Syracuse on Feb. 24, 2010.
The Countdown to 900
Rutgers defeated Marquette in Milwaukee, Wis., 72-54 on Jan. 30. With the win, Scarlet Knights head coach C. Vivian Stringer collected her 897th victory, needing just three more to reach 900. Stringer is currently second among active coaches in career wins as North Carolina's Sylvia Hatchell won her 899th career victory on Jan. 31. Stringer and Hatchell sit behind former Tennessee head coach Pat Summitt (1,098) and former Texas coach Jody Conradt (900). The Scarlet Knights return home to host Villanova on Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. ET.
3-Point Century Mark for UConn Foursome
Senior Kelly Faris is second on the Connecticut squad with 28 3-pointers, needing just two more to give her 100 for her career, a feat that sophomore Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, junior Bria Hartley and senior Caroline Doty already have accomplished. It would mark the first time UConn has had four players with 100 3-pointers playing on the same team. Mosqueda-Lewis leads No. 3/2 Connecticut with 61 3-pointers this season., The Huskies will play at St. John's on Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. ET. The game will be televised on the BIG EAST Network and SNY.
Leading the Nation in Fewest Turnovers
In a loss to No. 3/2 Connecticut at the XL Center on Jan. 29, Villanova had only six turnovers for the game. It was the seventh game this year with single digit turnovers for the Wildcats. Villanova leads the nation with only 11.4 turnovers per game.
Notre Dame Defeats No. 9/9 Tennessee
The No. 2/3 Fighting Irish defeated No. 9/9 Tennessee 77-67 on the road on Jan. 28. Senior Skylar Diggins led Notre Dame with a career-high 33 points. She shot 13-of-26, dished out five assists and made four steals. Notre Dame extended its winning streak to 14 games, the sixth-longest in school history. With the improvement to a 19-1 overall record, the Irish match the second-best 20-game record in program annals. Notre Dame returns to conference action this weekend, hosting Cincinnati on Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. ET.