The BIG EAST has a once again created a special webpage promoting the Play 4Kay (formerly the Pink Zone) games of all of the member institutions. Click here to access the page. The WBCA began the WBCA Pink Zone in 2007 as an initiative to raise breast cancer awareness in women's basketball, on campuses and in communities. The late Kay Yow, former North Carolina State University head women's basketball coach, served as the catalyst for the initiative after her third reoccurrence of breast cancer in 2006.
Leaving the Glass Spotless
DePaul’s Katherine Harry had a career-high and McGrath-Phillips Arena record 20 rebounds in the Blue Demons’ victory against Louisville on Jan. 31. Notre Dame’s Devereaux Peters has had three straight 15-rebound games. No Notre Dame player has accomplished that since Feb. 16-24, 1979, when Jane Politiski did so during the program's AIAW Division III era at Marion and then in all three games of the AIAW Division III North District Tournament. Peters is the fifth Notre Dame player to record three 15-rebound games in one season.
In a win against Providence on the road on Jan. 31, Syracuse went a perfect 23-of-23 from the free throw line, marking the first time since 2008 against Ohio that the Orange shot 90 percent or better from the charity stripe. The 23-of-23 performance was a league record. The previous best was 22-of-22 by West Virginia in 2001.
Another Milestone for Perretta
Villanova head coach Harry Perretta will coach in his 1000th game next Wednesday against DePaul. Earlier this season, Perretta picked up his 600th win with a victory against Iona on Nov. 12. He became the 35th coach in the history of women’s basketball at any level to reach the plateau and the 22nd Division I coach to accomplish the feat. Perretta is 612-386 in his career.
In the Community
With the absence of a midweek game, members of the Georgetown squad used the free time to give back on Monday afternoon. Seven members of the team along with Director of Basketball Operations Tasha Harris went to Children’s National Medical Center in Northwest D.C., to spend time with patients at the facility.