Monday, November 21, 2011

Virginia Tech hosts W&M to highlight Monday's action

Quick hits on Monday's games:

William and Mary (1-2) at Virginia Tech (2-1), 7 p.m.
Teams staged a wild encounter in Williamsburg last season, as the Tribe led by 11 with five minutes to go only to end up losing in double-overtime by 16. Guards have led the way for the Hokies, as Monet Tellier (14.7 ppg), Aerial Wilson (13.7) and Alyssa Fenyn (12.3) are all averaging in double figures. Rebounding has been a significant problem for the Tribe, which is surprising since the team has the personnel to be well above-average on the glass. Yet William and Mary has been outrebounded in all three of its games - by 11 or more in their last two games - and surrendered a combined 30 offensive boards in losses to Navy and Richmond. Leading scorer Taysha Pye (suspension) has yet to take the court this season, and forward Kaitlyn Mathieu has missed the last two games after suffering a concussion. Virginia Tech 72, William and Mary 55

Radford's dominance through its first three games is due in part to a less-than-daunting schedule featuring all home games and only one against a Division I team. But if the idea was to ease the team into the season while building confidence along the way, it couldn't have worked out better. This game offers another opportunity for the Highlanders to feel good about themselves. Radford 67, UNC Greensboro 48

Norfolk State (2-1) at USC Upstate (0-4), 7 p.m.
The Spartans may have found the antidote to their recent shooting woes - a game against a Spartans team that is surrendering a shade under 85 points a game in their four losses. Norfolk State 79, USC Upstate 69

George Mason (2-1) at Stony Brook (0-2), 7 p.m.
The Patriots are coming off one of their most impressive offensive outings in the tenure of coach Jeri Porter, an 80-58 road thrashing of Longwood that featured 55.8 percent field-goal shooting and 30 points from Taleia Moton. And while the Pats won't score like that every night, strong defense has remained a constant with this group.George Mason 60, Stony Brook 46

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