Updated BIG EAST Notes in PDF
Louisville (2-0) is the only league team in action on Thursday and travels to Austin Peay to take on the Governors at 8 p.m. ET. The Cardinals, who moved up to No. 8/8 in this week's polls, posted a 78-60 victory over AP at the KFC YUM! Center last year. Louisville is 7-0 all-time against the Peay.
Fans can listen to the game on WKRD 790 or at www.GoCards.com with Matt Andrews and Adrienne Johnson calling the action. Thursday's game will also be streamed live on OVCDigitalNetwork.com at no cost.
BIG EAST teams are a combined 22-9 on the year for a .710 winning percentage.
In action on Wednesday night, No. 25/rv Georgetown (2-1) lost at North Carolina 63-48 in the semifinals of the WNIT. Georgetown senior Sugar Rodgers scored a team-high 22 points and became the school's all-time leading scorer. With 3:45 left in the contest, Rodgers hit a free throw which gave her 1,886 career points making her the program's all-time leader in just 101 games played. The Hoyas forced 35 UNC turnovers but had 20 themselves and shot just 24-percent from the field, (including 3-of-21 from 3-point range).
Providence (1-1) got its first win of the year 92-76 over Vermont at home. It also was the first win for new head coach Susan Robinson Fruchtl. PC guard Symone Roberts poured in a game-high 25 points, notched 10 assists and was a perfect 9-of-9 from the free throw line. It marked the first time that the Friars broke the 90-point mark since Feb. 10, 2007 against St. Johns.
Villanova (2-1) rolled past Lafayette 73-34 outside Easton, Pa. The Wildcats nailed 10 3-pointers and held a 40-27 edge on the boards. Laura Sweeney had 17 points to lead all scorers.
Rutgers (1-1) earned its first victory of the season 56-52 over scrappy George Washington. The Scarlet Knights got a game-high 20 points from Monique Oliver who shot 6-of-9 from the field and 8-of-11 from the free throw line.
Seton Hall (2-1) lost at Temple 54-38 in the Liacouras Center. The Pirates were outscored 33-20 in the second half as Temple shot 57-percent from the field in the frame, while the Hall shot just 27-percent. Brittany Morris led the Pirates with 12 points.
Cincinnati (1-1) lost at No. 20/21 Ohio State 87-49. The Bearcats shot just 30-percent from the field, while the Buckeyes shot a blistering 67-percent for the game. OSU was 17-of-22 in the first half (77-percent) and raced out to a 42-21 lead at the intermission. Dayeesha Hollins led the Bearcats with 15 points.