Women's Basketball Carries Spotless A-10 Record into Pittsburgh
Jan. 26, 2013
PITTSBURGH - Fordham and Duquesne are set to meet in a battle of unbeaten A-10 squads on Sunday afternoon, as the Rams and the Dukes will meet at 2 PM in the A.J. Palumbo Center.
With both teams sporting a 4-0 conference record, the Rams look to secure a five-win A-10 record for only the fifth time in school history.
SERIES HISTORY: Sunday marks the 20th meeting all-time between the Rams and the Dukes, with Duquesne holding a 15-4 advantage since the series began back in 1996.
The Dukes have won five consecutive contests against the Rams, with Fordham's last win coming in February of 2007. When playing on the road in this series, Fordham has only one win to go along with seven losses.
SCOUTING DUQUESNE: If you're not a fan of hard-nosed defensive basketball, the A.J. Palumbo Center is not the place you want to be on Sunday afternoon. Duquesne and Fordham both rank in the top 13 nationally in scoring defense, allowing 50.1 and 51.5 points per game, respectively.
One of the toughest defensive players in the nation, senior guard
Jocelyn Floyd anchors a Duquesne team that allows the 10th fewest points
per game in the country. The Washington, Pa., native leads the NCAA
in steals with 5.25 per outing and pulls down seven rebounds per game
despite standing at just 5'8."
On the offensive side of the ball, Wumi Agunbiade tops the Dukes at 13.3 points per game while also leading the team in rebounding with 7.4 boards per outing.
Freshman guard April Robinson has also had a significant part in the Dukes' success so far in her first season, averaging just a touch under ten points per game and winning A-10 Rookie of the Week honors twice.
You can listen to the game on wfuvsports.org, with Chris Marasco and DJ Sixsmith bringing you the call from the A.J. Palumbo Center