Local basketball fans are too blessed this week. On the one hand they have a local power led by the nation’s leading scorer facing the No. team in the country. On the other, its two top 25 clubs battling it out in an ACC match. Fans can go to both games because they are on different nights.
Georgetown hosts the No. 3/3 University of Connecticut Huskies Jan. 9 at 7:30 pm in McDonough Arena.
Hoyas shooting guard Sugar Rodgers was recognized by the Big East Conference again Jan. 7 earning a spot on the conference’s weekly honor roll. It is her fifth nod to the honor roll this season.
Rodgers had a huge week for GU tallying the first triple-double in program history in a win over Providence. She had 33 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists along with six steals. In the victory over Temple earlier in the week, she led the Hoyas with 21 points and posted 10 rebounds for the double-double.
This week, Rodgers moved into the top scoring spot in the nation leading the country averaging 26.1 ppg.
The 10th-ranked Maryland women’s basketball is set to battle No. 24 Miami Jan. 10 at 7 pm at Comcast Center in the Terps’ Fan Appreciation game. The Terrapins are selling tickets for $1 in advance and will be offering $1 concessions specials.
To purchase $1 tickets, log on to http://tinyurl.com/MDWBBdollar or call the Terrapin Ticket Office at 1-800-IM-A-TERP. The $1 tickets must be bought in advance.
Three Terps scored in double figures to help the 10th-ranked Maryland stay the course to hold off No. 18 Florida State, 71-64, Jan. 6 at Comcast center.
Alyssa Thomas led the way with 20 points, 15 rebounds, six assists and three steals. Tianna Hawkins, the ACC’s leading scorer and rebounder, added 17 points and nine boards. Freshman Tierney Pfirman scored 12.
Maryland (11-3, 2-1 ACC) dominated the glass, 48-30, and held the Seminoles to just eight offensive rebounds in the game. FSU’s 64 points was its lowest points total this year.
Chelsea Davis scored 18 points for the Seminoles, Alexia Delusio added 15 and Natasha Howard 11 for Florida State (12-2, 2-1). The Seminoles hadn't lost since a 78-77 defeat at Nebraska on Dec. 8. Florida State never led.
The Hurricanes (12-2, 3-0) have won five straight games.