Lady Toppers Travel to Little Rock on Sunday


BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — The WKU women’s basketball team tips off the first of four games in nine days at Little Rock on Sunday. The game is set for a 2 p.m. (CT) tip and will be broadcast on ESPN+.   
 
Game Info
WKU (0-2) at Little Rock (2-2)
Sunday, Dec. 13 | 2 p.m. (CT)
Little Rock, Ark. | Jack Stephens Center
 
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Notes

  • The Lady Toppers are currently led in scoring by Meral Abdelgawad who is putting up 14.0 points per game. Abdelgawad also leads on the boards, pulling down 9.5 rebounds per game. Ally Collett is the second leading scorer at 11.0 points per game.
  • Abdelgawad has made her presence felt on the defensive end of the court. She is racking up 8.0 defensive rebounds per game, which is the second highest rate in Conference USA and 25th nationally. Her 3.0 steals a game are also second in C-USA and 39th in the country. Selma Kulo is averaging 2.0 blocks per game, which is the second best rate in the league.
  • Sunday’s matchup will be the 32nd meeting between WKU and Little Rock, with most of the matchups coming during the teams’ shared Sun Belt Conference days. The Lady Toppers hold a 24-7 advantage in the series, including an 11-3 record in Little Rock.
  • Last season, the Lady Toppers and the Trojans faced off in Bowling Green and WKU came away with a 77-58 victory. Raneem Elgedawy led WKU with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Fatou Pouye had 13 points and seven rebounds in the contest and Abdelgawad had eight points.
  • In WKU’s last outing, Abdelgawad notched her second career double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds along with a career high five steals. Pouye added 12 points and seven rebounds and Myriah Haywood joined the duo in double figures with 11 points, seven rebounds and three assists.

 
How to Follow the Lady Toppers: For complete information on WKU Lady Topper Basketball, visit WKUSports.com or follow the program via social media @LadyTopperHoops on Twitter, @LadyTopperHoops on Instagram and on Facebook at facebook.com/WKUWomensBasketball.
 





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Women’s Basketball Travels to Quinnipiac Sunday Afternoon


Villanova will hit the road for the first time this season on Sunday afternoon, when the Wildcats travel to Quinnipiac for a non-conference contest. Tip-off in Hamden, Conn., is set for 3 p.m. The game can be seen live on ESPN+.
 
Sunday’s game between Villanova and Quinnipiac will be just the third all-time meeting between the two schools. The last time the Wildcats and Bobcats met was during the first round of the 2014 WNIT when Villanova earned a 74-66 win.
 
Villanova is coming off a 70-37 home win over the visiting Rider Broncs on Wednesday, Nov. 25. Maddy Siegrist led the way in the win with a double-double of 28 points and 10 rebounds. She was 13-of-19 from the field and 2-of-5 from three-point range. Freshman Lior Garzon was the second Wildcat to reach double figures with 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting (3-of-4 from long distance). Brianna Herlihy added eight points and eight rebounds, while Raven James dished out a game-high six assists.
 
Quinnipiac earned a 71-65 victory against the visiting Providence College Friars in  its season opener. Rose Caverly led the Bobcats in the win with 20 points, while Mikala Morris had 17 points.   
 
The first Villanova double-double of the 2020-21 season was credited to Siegrist who had 28 points and 10 rebounds against Rider. Siegrist has now tallied a double-double in 12 of her 32 collegiate games.
 
Villanova was very efficient on the offensive end of the floor in Wednesday’s win over Rider. The Cats finished the game shooting 52.6 percent from the field (30-of-57) and 40.0 percent from three-point range (8-of-20). The Wildcats also played outstanding team basketball in the win, as they were credited with 24 assists on 30 made field goals.
 
The Wildcats got a solid contribution from the bench in the season opening win.  Of the 70 points scored, the Wildcat bench scored 20 of the 70 points. The bench play was highlighted by Garzon who had 11 points in her collegiate debut.
 
 





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