UNIVERSITY RICHMOND, Va. - The University of Richmond women's basketball team (13-16, 7-9 A-10) begins postseason play on Sunday afternoon and will travel across town to face rival VCU (15-14, 8-8 A-10) to do so. It will be the third time the two have met this season and the third time in the last four years the two sides will meet in the postseason.
Live Stats can be found on VCUAthletics.com and the game will have free live video streaming on the A-10 Digital Network. For complete gameday coverage of Richmond basketball, be sure to scroll down for Gameday Central.
|Who||No. 9 Richmond (13-16, 7-9 A-10) @ No. 8 VCU (15-14, 8-8 A-10)|
|When||Sunday, February 26 - 1 PM|
|Venue||Siegel Center (7,617) | Directions | Tickets|
|Live TV/Video||A-10 Digital Network|
|Game Notes||Richmond | VCU | A-10|
|Spider Voices||Unfinished Business, By: Lauren Tolson|
|Spider TV||Ginny Doyle HOF Induction|
|Social Media||Twitter | Facebook | Instagram|
|Hashtags||#OneRichmond | #UnitedInRed|
THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE
The Spiders will take the floor with VCU for the third time this season and in the A-10 Tournament for the third time in the last four years. VCU took both meetings this season but by a combined margin of just nine points. Richmond was without third-leading scorer Lauren Tolson in the most recent meeting, a two-point loss at the on Jan. 31. The rivalry is one of the most hotly contested in all of college basketball. VCU now leads the all-time series, 39-38 and each team owns a season sweep in recent memory. Richmond claimed a sweep during the 2014-15 season but VCU took two of three meetings last year.
3X THE MILESTONES
On Wednesday night, Lauren Tolson scored exactly the six points she needed to reach 1,000 points for her career and became just the 23rd player in program history to do so. Janelle Hubbard eclipsed 1,700 points for her career and Micaela Parson crossed the 800-point barrier in the same game.
LAST TIME OUT
Richmond battled on Wednesday night but the shots just weren’t falling as George Washington (20-8, 13-3 A-10) was able to pull away in the second half to claim the, 63-44, victory. Only Micaela Parson was able reach double-figures for the Spiders, notching 13 to her tally.
Kylie Murphree handed out a team-best and career-high 105 assists last season and has since shattered that mark, already dishing out 126 through 29 games. Murphree already ranks 10th all-time in program history with 310 assists in her career. She currently ranks atop the A-10 and 34th in the nation in assist/turnover ratio (2.33), fourth in assists (126) and sixth in assists per game (4.3). All of those numbers are currently career-best marks.
By collecting a eight blocks in the win over UMass, the Spiders easily posted a season-high total in that category. Jaide Hinds-Clarke swatted a career-best three shots, Karleigh Wike contributed two and three others each blocked a single shot. It was the most blocks the Spiders had posted in a single game since Feb. 18, 2015 when they blocked 10 shots at Duquesne.