Women's Basketball Heads South for the Georgia Tech Christmas Invitational

Game Notes

 

Brown (5-4, 0-0 Ivy) vs. Hampton (9-3, 0-0 MEAC)

Sunday, Dec. 29 – 12 p.m.

Atlanta, Ga. – Georgia Tech Christmas Invitational

McCamish Pavilion

 

Brown (5-4, 0-0 Ivy) vs. Georgia Tech/Alabama State (8-3, 0-0 ACC/6-3, 0-0 SWAC)

Monday, Dec. 30 – 12/2 p.m.

Atlanta, Ga. – Georgia Tech Christmas Invitational

McCamish Pavilion

 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Following a split of the Brown Classic, the Brown women's basketball team returns from its three-week hiatus at the Georgia Tech Christmas Invitational this weekend.

 

The Bears will battle 2013 NCAA Tournament participant, Hampton, on Sunday at noon before facing either Georgia Tech or Alabama State on Monday.

 

Fans can follow along on twitter @BrownHoops for live, in-game updates.

 

LAST TIME OUT
The Brown women's basketball program can add another chapter to the record books, as co-captain as Lauren Clarke (Colts Neck, N.J.) reached the 1,000-point milestone in Brown's 63-53 win over Morgan State in the final game of the Brown Classic on Sunday.

Sophie Bikofsky (Newton, Mass.) tallied 17 points, including 5-of-9 shooting from behind the arc, three steals and one block.

The Bears as a team shot 90+ percent from the charity stripe for the first time this season, sinking 10-of-11 attempts.

1,000 POINT MILESTONE
Clarke finished with 24 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field, six treys, and six rebounds, as she became the 17th player in team history to record 1,000 points on December 8.  Clarke's 1,011 career points vaults her over Trish Wertz '82 for 16th on the all-time scoring list.


LETHAL FROM DOWNTOWN
Bikofsky tops the nation with 4.0 treys per game and ranks second overall in three-point field goal percentage (.581).  The Bears as a team rank fourth in the nation in three-point field goal percentage, connecting on 43.1% of their attempts from behind the arc.
 
IVY LEADERS
The Bears top the Ivy League in three-point field goal percentage (.431) and turnovers per game (13.6).

THE 90-POINT PLATEAU
The Bears reached the 90-point mark on November 30 against UMBC for the first time since scoring 96 versus Westfield State on December 14, 1982.

CAREER-HIGH FOR BIKOFSKY
With 28 points on December 4 versus URI, Bikofsky eclipsed her previous high of 23 points set on Nov. 16 at Saint Peter's.  The junior guard has scored in double figures in eight of nine games this season, including three games of 20+ points scored.

VS. HAMPTON
Sunday marks only the second meeting between the schools, with Brown grabbing an 86-71 win at the Brown Classic on December 3, 2005.

SCOUTING THE PIRATES
Hampton enters this weekend's contest winners of its last four games, including a 86-75 double overtime victory over Kansas State last Saturday.  The Pirates boast three double-digit scorers in Malia Tate-DeFreitas (18.1 ppg), Alyssa Bennett (17.9 ppg), and Nicole Hamilton (14.5 ppg).

VS. GEORGIA TECH
First meeting between the two schools.


SCOUTING THE YELLOW JACKETS
The Jackets enter this weekend's tournament coming off a 68-60 setback to Oklahoma State at the Puerto Rico Classic.  Georgia Tech has found success on the glass this season – ranking 18th overall in the nation in rebounding margin (10.7).  Senior guard Tyaunna Marshall ranks third in the nation in assist turnover ratio (4.00) while averaging 16.8 points per game.  Kaela Davis (18.5 ppg) and Sydney Wallace (10.3 ppg) top the Jackets' scoring list.

VS. ALABAMA STATE
The Bears and Hornets meet for the first time since the 2005 Georgia Tech Christmas Invitational, a 67-55 Brown win on December 31, 2005.

SCOUTING THE HORNETS
After defeating Savannah State last Sunday, the Alabama State Hornets bring their stingy defense to Atlanta this weekend.  The Hornets rank 19th overall in the nation in opponent field goal percentage – allowing their opponents to shot a mere 33.8% from the field this season. 6-foot-3 senior, Quentori Alford, has totaled 2.78 blocks per game - good for 16th overall this season.

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UP NEXT
Brown will return home for two non-conference tilts next week, hosting New Hampshire on Friday and entertaining Vermont in a special 11:30 a.m. tipoff on Monday.