SATURDAY FEBRUARY 11, 2012 - PROVIDENCE, R.I.
ALUMNI HALL - 2:00 PM
SETON HALL (7-18, 0-11) VS. PROVIDENCE (12-12, 4-7)
TV: COX SPORTS (R.I. AREA) • RADIO: WSOU.NET
PLAY 4 KAY
The Seton Hall women's basketball team has launched an online donation website for the squad's upcoming Play4Kay (formerly WBCA PinkZone) game on February 18, 2012 against Cincinnati. Fans are encouraged to donate prior to the game against the Bearcats. At the game, a raffle will be held with all proceeds going toward the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. To make a donation, go to www.play4kay.org/shuwbb
Seton Hall were edged, 55-51, to #14 Georgetown on Wednesday night, marking its 13th straight defeat. After falling behind by 16 points in the second half, but a 10-0 run pulled the Pirates within 50-44 with 2:48 to go. Despite going without a field goal in the final 5:08, the Hoyas converted from the foul line down the stretch to hang on for the victory. Senior Jasmine Crew tallied 20 points and knocked down 9-of-14 from the charity stripe, bringing her season total to 135 on the season which is a new single-season record.
Providence dropped a 60-56 decision to Cincinnati on Tuesday for its third straight defeat. The Bearcats were ahead 47-36 with 9:35 remaining in the second half before a late rally by the Friars cut the score to 55-53 with under a minute left. Cincinnati converted on 5-of-7 free-throws in crunch time to preserve the win. Alicia Cropper was the lone player in double-figures for the Friars and finished with 14 points. Rachel Barnes grabbed 10 rebounds for Providence.
CREW SETS FREE-THROW RECORD
With her 135 free-throws made this season, Jasmine Crew has broken the program's single-season record. Kandice Green set the previous mark of of 130 in the 2009-10 season.
PIRATES EXCELLING FROM DEEP
For the second straight season, SHU is poised to break the program record for three-pointers made in a season. The Pirates had 144 makes in 2010-11 and are at 122 with at least six more games this year.
For the first time all season, every player that saw action scored for the Pirates in their game at Villanova on Jan. 31. It was the first time SHU had eight players on the scoresheet since a Dec. 17 game against Stony Brook.
EASY BEING GREEN
Junior Terry Green tied the school record for three-pointers made in a game after going 7-for-7 from downtown against DePaul on Jan. 28. Her exploits tied Debbie Hartnett who drilled seven three's against Hofstra on December 17, 1988. In addition, she is just the second player to all seven triples in a BIG EAST game, joining Notre Dame's Alicia Ratay who accomplished the feat against Rutgers in 2000.
FINDING THE RANGE
For the first time since Dec. 30 at Memphis, the Pirates shot above 40-percent from the floor against Syracuse on Jan. 22. It also marked just the second time SHU has outshot its opponents in its last eight contests.
GOING THE DISTANCE
Senior Jasmine Crew has played 129 straight minutes dating back to the DePaul game on Jan. 28. For the season, she has played the entire way 10 times and has logged over 35 minutes in all but three games.
Junior Brittany Morris poured in a career-high 26 points on 10-of-18 shooting at Marquette on Jan. 7. It's the fourth time this season she's set a personal best in scoring this season. She followed that up with a 24 point performance at West Virginia on Jan. 10.
A CHANGE OF PACE
Head coach Anne Donovan has shuffled her starting lineup in eight of the Pirates last 10 games. Sophomore Jazzmine Johnson made her second straight start and was joined by freshman Alexis Brown as the Pirates started four guards.
CREW IN ELITE COMPANY
Senior Jasmine Crew nearly single-handedly brought SHU back from a halftime deficit at Memphis after scoring the first 12 points of the second frame on her way to a game-high 33 points. It marks her second 30-plus point game of the year. She is just the second player in program history to have a pair of 30-point games in a season, joining Geraldine Saintilus who accomplished the feat in the 1988-89 season.