Women's Basketball Battles Rhode Island on Wednesday (7 PM)
Brown (3-3, 0-0 Ivy) vs. Rhode Island (1-6, 0-0 Atlantic 10)
Wednesday, Dec. 4 – 7 p.m.
Pizzitola Sports Center
Live Stream: BrownBears.TV
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – After splitting the two-game set at the Navy Classic last weekend, including a record-setting performance on Saturday, the Brown women's basketball team returns home for the first time in over a month to battle Rhode Island on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
LAST TIME OUT
The Brown women's basketball team set a team record for three-point field goals and scored the most points since 1982 en route to a 92-53 triumph over UMBC in day two of the Navy Classic on Saturday. Brown improves to 3-3 on the season while the Retrievers fall to 1-7.
The Bears shot 15-of-28 from behind the arc, the most treys since recording 13 versus Saint Peter's on November 10, 2012. The 92 points were the most points recorded by the team since tallying 96 points against Westfield State on December 14, 1982.
Four players scored in double figures, including Sophie Bikofsky (Newton, Mass.), who led the team with 21 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the field. Jordin Alexander (Fishers, Ind.) registered 14 points while KJ Veldman (Spirit Lake, Iowa) notched 13 points and Carly Wellington (Lake Oswego, Ore.) tallied 11.
LETHAL FROM DOWNTOWN
Brown improves its national ranking in three-point field goal percentage (44.0%), good for second overall in the nation, shooting an impressive 59-of-134 from behind the arc. Bikofsky also ranks third overall in the nation, converting on 22-of-37 attempts from three (59.5%).
The Bears rank first overall in the Ivy League in multiple categories to start the 2013-14 season. Brown tops the Ivy League rankings in Assist/Turnover Ratio (0.95), Scoring Defense (64.0), 3PT FG% (44.0), Turnover Margin (4.5), and Turnovers Per Game (13.5). Bikofsky tops the Ivy League in three-point shooting while freshman Rebecca Musgrove's (Plainview, N.Y.) stout defense gives her the league lead in steals per game (2.17).
A FLAWLESS HALF
Sophomore Jordin Alexander (Fishers, Ind.) boasted shooting perfection during the first half of Saturday's game against UMBC. The 5-foot-10 guard shot 3-of-3 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line with three assists in the opening 20 minutes of play on Saturday.
THE 90-POINT PLATEAU
The Bears reached the 90-point mark on Saturday against UMBC for the first time since scoring 96 versus Westfield State on December 14, 1982.
VS. RHODE ISLAND
Wednesday marks the 34th meeting between the in-state rivals with URI holding a 22-11 edge in the all-time series. The Bears are currently riding a three-game winning streak against the Rams, including a 55-51 victory in the Ryan Center on November 21, 2012.
SCOUTING THE RAMS
The Rams enter Wednesday's contest at 1-6 overall after splitting a two-game set at the Florida Atlantic Thanksgiving Tournament. URI recorded its first victory of the season over Detroit (70-59) on Friday before falling to host Florida Atlantic (78-62) on Saturday. Sophomore guard Tayra Melendez leads a struggling Rams offense (56.9 points per game) in scoring with 13.9 points per game. Head Coach Cathy Inglese enters her fifth season in Kingston, registering a record of 17-47 during her tenure with the Rams.
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Brown will host the University of Maine, Fairfield University, and Morgan State in the Brown Classic on December 7-8 at the Pizzitola Sports Center.