A&T Seeks Fourth Straight Win
North Carolina A&T Aggies (17-4, 7-2 MEAC) vs. Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (8-15, 5-6 MEAC)
Date: February 10, 2014
Time: 6 p.m.
Facility: Corbett Sports Center
Probable Starters: G Christina Carter (5-8, R-So., 10.7 ppg) F Tracy King (5-10, Sr., 13.6 ppg), G Ariel Bursey (5-10, Jr., 8.6 ppg), C Aprill McRae (6-3, R-So., 8.5 ppg), G DeAndra Davis (5-10, Sr., 5.4 ppg)
Aggies Overview: The North Carolina A&T women’s basketball team is currently third in the league standings after sliding by FAMU 82-77 Saturday evening. A&T is coming off a balanced effort where five players scored in double figures. The Aggies are 8-1 at Corbett Sports Center where its opponents have averaged 51.8 points. King has led the Aggies at home, averaging 13.8 points per game while Ross has been the leader on the boards, grabbing 6.2 rebounds a game. Ross also tops the league in field goal percentage (.522). A&T will be looking for its fourth straight win when it hosts BCU on Monday.
Wildcats Overview: BCU is coming off a thrilling 66-60 double overtime win against NCCU. The Wildcats are seeking its third consecutive win as they have not won more than two games in a row all season. The Wildcats are eighth in the conference standings with losses to Norfolk State, Hampton, A&T, Savannah State, and Howard. BCU tops the MEAC in blocking, averaging 4.2 per game with the help of Kailyn Williams who is recording 2.9 per game. Williams also leads the defense with 6.9 rebounds per game. Chasity Rene Taylor has led the Wildcats in scoring 16 times, turning in 16.7 ppg.
Potential Star: Ross’ ability to consistently connect on shots for the Aggies has helped them take a substantial advantage in the paint. She has averaged 13.5 points per game in her last two games.
News & Notes:
*The Aggies are 39-26 all-time against the Wildcats.
*In its last game, A&T defeated BCU 69-55 in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Jan. 11, 2014. King led the Aggies with 17 points and nine rebounds.
*King is fifth in the MEAC in field goal percentage (46.6). As a team the Aggies are leading the conference in field goal percentage, shooting 41.8 percent.