Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Slam dunk!

We went 4-for-4 on our picks (making us 28-7 on the season, by the way, though we would have preferred our average go down if it meant Longwood and William and Mary picking up wins....) But our dunk is nothing compared to Brittney Griner becoming the seventh woman to dunk in NCAA history. We're betting it's the first of many for the 6-8 Baylor freshman.

Richmond 64, Hampton 46: Spiders beat a pretty good Pirates team, but yikes! Richmond committed 26 turnovers to Hampton's 24. Rebounding numbers are more favorable for the Spiders, who nabbed 16 more.

Iowa 78, William and Mary 54: Hawkeyes expand a 32-27 halftime lead with a 16-4 run to open the second, spoiling a generous night for the Tribe. William and Mary (2-2) had 18 assists on its 23 field goals. CAA preseason first-teamer Tiffany Benson accounted for just one of those baskets in another disappointing effort. The senior, who has lost her starting spot, played just 11 minutes.

James Madison 83, Austin Peay 56: Welcome home, Dawn Evans. Hope Evans is enjoyin' the family over the holidays after a 26-point output in her native Clarksville, Tenn. No rally necessary for tonight's Dukes, who dominated this one from the tip.

Troy 74, Longwood 57: FifAlign Centerty-seven free throws? Wish we were there. Lancers are out of the gate at 1-4, but they gotta like freshman Chelsea Coward leading them in scoring. The 6-1 guard from Richmond's Hanover High, who had 21 tonight, is still looking for her first start.

On tap:
Radford (0-2) at Virginia Tech (2-2), 3 p.m.: The Highlanders need some offense; they're only scoring 44 per game. They could also use a win, but they're not likely to get it here. Hokies have taken 11 of the last 14 in this series. Virginia Tech 74, Radford 52

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