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Courtesy: NC A&T Sports Information
          Release: 11/24/2013
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Christina Carter is averaging 5.8 assists per game. Photo by Kevin L. Dorsey
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North Carolina A&T Aggies (3-1) vs. Richmond Spiders (1-3)
Date: Sunday, Nov. 24
Time: 2 p.m.
Facility: Corbett Sports Center

Probable Starters: G Christina Carter (5-8, Redshirt-Sophomore, 16.3 ppg) G Tracy King (5-10, Senior, 14.8 ppg), G Ariel Bursey (5-10, Junior, 9.8 ppg), G DeAndra Davis (5-10, Senior, 5.0 ppg), C Aprill McRae (6-3, Redshirt-Sophomore, 7.5 ppg)

Aggies Overview:  The North Carolina A&T women’s basketball team will look to extend its winning streak to four when it faces Richmond on Sunday for its second straight home game. This will be the second meeting between the two programs. Richmond defeated the Aggies 76-63 in Virginia last season. A&T has gotten off to a 3-1 start and has been led in scoring by three different players (Carter, King, and Bursey). Bursey has led the latest scoring attack for A&T with a career-high 18 points in a 62-53 win over Davidson on Thursday. Carter (16.3 ppg) and King (14.8 ppg) have been consistent in scoring for the team and have scored in double figures every game this season. The Aggies are bringing in 68.0 points per game and are holding their opponents to 61.8 points per game. A&T’s defense has been one of its strongest assets. The Aggies have forced 91 turnovers and have taken a 43-23 advantage in steals.

Richmond Overview: The Spiders are off to a 1-3 start after dropping its last two games to UAB (53-49) and James Madison (78-68). Olivia Healy has led Richmond in scoring with 11.5 points per game. Kristina King has led the Spiders in scoring twice this season (11.0) and has hit four 3-pointers. Genevieve Okoro has averaged 10.0 points per game and has led Richmond in rebounding twice. She has posted 8.3 rebounds per game behind Liz Brown who leads the team with 9.0 rebounds per game. The Spiders are shooting 33.9 percent from the floor and just 18.5 percent from the 3-point range.

Potential Star: King’s consistency on both offense and defense has been a reliable force for the Aggies. Not only is she tallying double figures in scoring but she also leads A&T in rebounding.

News & Notes:

  •    This is the second meeting between A&T and Richmond.
  •    The Spiders defeated the Aggies last season, 76-63 in Richmond.
  •    Richmond is 1-1on the road with a win at Miami and loss at Georgetown.

From the Coach

“Richmond beat us pretty good last year at their place. We want to keep in mind that records don’t mean anything. I’m hoping that with the success that we’re having, we’ll get off to a fresh start and be able to come out with the victory. We’ve got to do a better job offensively and put both halves together. It’s also important that our bench comes out and gives us some spark. I want to see another great defensive start but I want us to be better on the offensive side in terms of decision-making and taking care of the ball.” A&T head basketball coach Tarrell Robinson

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