Saturday, November 21, 2009

Daily Dribble

Sunday's action

Tennessee (2-0) at Virginia (3-0), 4 p.m.
- The Cavaliers will have the best player on the floor, perhaps the largest crowd in the program's history behind them and the knowledge that they beat the Lady Vols in Knoxville last season. Somehow, we get the feeling this still won't be enough. Sure hope the threes are falling.... Tennessee 75, Virginia 68

Virginia Tech (2-1) at James Madison (1-0), 2 p.m.
- If you believe in trends, JMU may be in trouble. The Hokies have won 9 straight against the Dukes (including an overtime win in Blacksburg last year) and have taken four straight in JMU's gym. Fortunately for the Dukes, we don't believe in trends. JMU 77, Virginia Tech 62

Davidson (0-3) at William and Mary (1-1), 2 p.m.
- We're not worried about Davidson beating the Tribe. Our question is, will William and Mary continue to beat itself? Take Friday's loss at Hampton (please). Full credit to the Lady Pirates, but when you see 30 William and Mary turnovers and 51-percent free-throw shooting, you have to figure there was a whole lot of Tribe self-destruction going on out there, too. William and Mary 69, Davidson 62

UNC Wilmington (1-1) at Hampton (1-0), 4 p.m.
- On Thursday, the Seahawks bombed against East Carolina's Lady Pirates. Now they'll try their luck with Hampton's version, otherwise known as David's Six Shooters. Hampton 66, UNC Wilmington 63

Longwood (1-2) at Kennesaw State (1-1), 1:30 p.m.
- Friday's rout of Utah Valley suggests the Lancers operate best when star guard Becky Fernandes is more playmaker than scorer. Let's see her teammates can continue finishing what Fernandes starts on this quick turnaround trip to Georgia. Longwood 71, Kennesaw State 61

Saturday's recap

VCU 75, Morgan State 68 (2OT)
- Last February, D'andra Moss tore the ACL in her right knee. In Saturday's title game of the Seton Hall Classic, Moss torched the Lady Bears for 33 points. Guess we can assume her recovery is going well. Then again, it's no surprise Moss knows a thing or two about rehab. As a senior in high school, she tore the ACL in her left knee. Tough kid.

Liberty 55, Navy 43
- How dominant was Liberty's second-half defense in this Navy Classic final? Lady Flames rising star Devin Brown scored 14 points after the break; the entire Navy squad managed just 11.

Mount St. Mary's 52, Radford 49
- After a shaky opener against William and Mary and a poor first half Saturday, the Highlanders snapped out of it and outscored the Mount by 14 points after intermission. Let's hope it's a sign of things to come.

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