Storming Up the List
On, Feb. 8, St. John's defeated visiting USF 67-57 at home. The win gave Red Storm head coach Kim Barnes Arico her 168th victory with the team, tying previous coach Joe Mullaney, Jr. as the program's winningest coach.
Spending Time at the Line
In a 56-51 loss at Georgetown, senior Jasmine Crew broke the program's single-season record for free-throws made and led the Pirates with 20 points. Crew has 134 makes from the charity stripe, breaking the mark previously set by Kandice Green during the 2009-10 campaign. The senior, who ranks third in the BIG EAST in scoring, has 453 points this season, which ranks her seventh on the school's single-season list.
On Feb. 7, Cincinnati Defeated Providence 60-56. The win marked the first time Cincinnati has won three-straight BIG EAST road games, while also tying the most wins (12) under third-year head coach Jamelle Elliott. Also working on a record streak is Notre Dame, which defeated Syracuse 74-55 on Feb. 7. The win was the 21st straight for the Fighting Irish, matching the second-longest streak in school history. Notre Dame is just two victories short of the school record set by the 2000-01 team.
Rankings at the Coliseum
WVU won its third game in a row with a 66-50 victory over then-No. 14/12 Louisville on Feb. 4. It was the team's first win over a ranked opponent this year. The win also marked the first time WVU has upset a ranked team at the Coliseum since Jan. 29, 2008, when they defeated then-No. 4 Rutgers 63-54.
Wade Trophy Add Eight
The State Farm® Wade Trophy Committee added eight additional student-athletes to the 2011-12 State Farm Wade Watch list. Joining the preseason list of 25 "Wade Watch" hopefuls include Anna Martin of DePaul and Khadijah Rushdan of Rutgers. The State Farm Wade Watch list will be trimmed to 12 finalists in mid-March. State Farm and the Wade Trophy Coalition will officially announce the State Farm Wade Trophy winner during the WBCA National Convention, held in conjunction with the NCAA® Women's Final Four® in Denver. A BIG EAST player has won the award each of the last three years and eight times overall.
USBWA Midseason Watch List
The U.S. Basketball Writers Association selected 20 players for its first Midseason Watch List for the Women's National Player of the Year. The trophy will be presented to the national player of the year in Denver at the USBWA's Women's College Basketball Awards Breakfast on April 3. Three Notre Dame teammates are on the list: Skylar Diggins, Natalie Novosel and Devereaux Peters. Connecticut teammates Bria Hartley and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (the lone freshman) join Sugar Rodgers from Georgetown and Khadijah Rushdan from Rutgers. The BIG EAST boasts seven players to lead all conferences. A BIG EAST player has won the award each of the last three years and seven times overall.