Colonials aiming for revenge in nationally-televised contest on ESPNU
George Washington (16-8, 9-3 A-10) vs. Dayton (17-7, 11-1 A-10)
Date, Time Sunday, February 12 | 12:00 p.m. ET
Location Charles E. Smith Center – Washington, D.C. | Tickets
Coverage ESPNU | Watch ESPN | Live Stats
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TIPPING OFF: The George Washington women’s basketball team returns home to open a three-game homestand on Sunday afternoon by hosting first-place Dayton in a nationally-televised contest on ESPNU. Tipoff is set for 12:00 p.m.
LAST TIME OUT: Behind 16-point performances from both Kelli Prange and Lexi Martins, the Colonials routed Rhode Island, 72-44, on Wednesday night in Kingston, R.I.
STREAKING: GW has won three games in a row entering Sunday’s game and will look to equal its longest win streak of the season (4, Nov. 26-Dec. 4) with a win against the Flyers. This marks the fifth time this season that GW has won three games in a row.
OUT IN FRONT: GW has led wire-to-wire in each of its past two games and has not trailed in a game since the 9:17 mark of the third quarter against Fordham on February 1, a total of 59 minutes and 43 seconds of game time.
TRASH TO TREASURE: The Colonials’ defense gave Rhode Island fits on Wednesday night as GW defenders combined to tally a season-high 17 steals while forcing 22 total turnovers. Rhode Island’s miscues led directly to 30 points off of turnovers for GW, a season-high mark.
Hannah Schaible led the way with a career-high six swipes
REVENGE ON THE MIND: GW will look to even the season series with Dayton after the Flyers prevailed 50-48 on January 8 in Ohio. The loss marks the only time this season that GW has allowed less than 60 points and lost (10-1).
STANDINGS CHECK: As the regular season turns to the final two weeks, the Colonials are still in play for a regular-season title and a first-round bye in the Atlantic 10 Championship. The top two teams at the end of the regular season will receive a bye while the remaining 12 teams will play first-round games on campus sites.
Dayton continues to lead the conference at 11-1 with its only loss being at home to La Salle on December 4.
GW and Saint Louis are in second place at 9-3 with Fordham, La Salle and Saint Joseph’s – three teams GW has defeated this season – sitting in a three-way tie for fourth place at 8-4. Duquesne and VCU are both 6-6 on the season with the rest of the league sitting below .500.
NOTABLE: Schaible recently moved past Whitney Allen ’08 into 15th place on GW’s career-rebounding list and now has 695 career boards … Caira Washington currently sits 12th all-time with 1,472 career points and needs just four to move past Jessica Adair into 11th place … Washington is on pace to crack GW’s top-10 career scoring list later this season … Mei-Lyn Bautista has 20 assists against just five turnovers in her last five games … Martins is averaging team-bests of 16.7 points and 8.8 rebounds in A-10 games.
SCOUTING DAYTON: The Flyers have won 11 consecutive games entering Sunday’s meeting, with their last loss coming on December 29 against Virginia.
Dayton is outscoring its opposition by a +6.9 margin while connecting on 39.5 percent of field goal attempts, including 33.5 percent from downtown. The Flyers are playing without leading scorer Jenna Burdette (12.3 points, 4.7 assists). Kelly Austria is averaging 12.2 points and 3.0 rebounds per game while Sachia Grant-Allen is nearly averaging a double-double at 9.9 points and 9.0 rebounds.
SERIES HISTORY: Despite the setback earlier this season, GW still dominates the all-time series, 30-9, and boasts an all-time record of 14-2 in games played at the Charles E. Smith Center.