For the fourth-straight year, ESPN will support the Kay Yow Cancer Fund in partnership with The V Foundation and the WBCA for women’s cancer research during its annual February Frenzy women’s college basketball games on Sunday, Feb. 13, and Monday, Feb. 14. There will be two BIG EAST women’s basketball games featured on ESPN2 on Feb. 13: No. 16/17 Georgetown at No. NR/25 St. John’s at 2:30 p.m., as well as No. 17/19 West Virginia at Louisville at 5:00 p.m. During the games, ESPN will encourage fans to contribute to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund in partnership with The V Foundation and WBCA via The V Foundation at 1-800-4JimmyV or the foundation website at www.jimmyv.org.
MAYA MOORE SCORES
Connecticut senior Maya Moore, the BIG EAST Player of the Week, leads the country in scoring with 24.6 points per game. Moore earned her seventh BIG EAST Player of the Week honor, tying the single-season record, after averaging 31.5 ppg, 10.0 rpg and 6.5 assists per game while shooting 75.8 percent from the floor in a week that saw the Huskies defeat two top-10 teams. Her 2,758 career points top the list among current players. She is the NCAA's all-time record holder with 135 double figure scoring games. Moore has broken into the top ten in career points in BIG EAST games, currently sitting at eighth with 1,184.
TOP 25 BIG EAST TILTS
No. 21/22 Marquette will play at No. 10/14 DePaul on Saturday, Feb. 12 at 8:00 p.m. ET. It is the 14th Top-25 BIG EAST match-up this season. DePaul is 2-1 in BIG EAST Top-25 contests this season, while Marquette is 1-0. No. 16/17 Georgetown will take on No. NR/25 St. John’s at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 13. That game will be televised on ESPN2. The Hoyas are 2-1 in BIG EAST Top-25 games, while the Red Storm are 0-4.
Rutgers redshirt junior Khadijah Rushdan recorded her first career triple-double against Pittsburgh on Feb. 8. Rushdan who is averaging 8.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and eight assists over her last five games, finished Tuesday’s contest with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. It marked the first triple double for a Scarlet Knight in 10 years, when current assistant coach Tasha Pointer posted 18 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists against Georgetown on Feb. 27, 2001. Rushdan’s triple-double also was the first by a BIG EAST player since Angel Robinson on Nov. 21, 2009 and the 16th triple double in league history.
There are five BIG EAST teams with 20 wins or more (Connecticut, DePaul, Georgetown, Notre Dame and West Virginia) which is more than any other conference. The ACC is next with four teams.