Feb. 25, 2016
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's basketball team (14-12, 7-9 BIG EAST) looks to improve its seeding for the BIG EAST Championships when it hosts Butler University (9-18, 4-12 BIG EAST) and Xavier University (17-10, 8-8 BIG EAST) this weekend at McDonough Arena. Both games will be broadcast live on the BIG EAST Digital Network and live stats will be available for both games at www.GUHoyas.com.
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Sunday's game will serve as Georgetown's annual Play4Kay game and the Hoyas will wear pink uniforms. The Blue & Gray will also celebrate Senior Day on Sunday, honoring its five seniors with a pregame ceremony.
GU is coming off of a tough 63-60 loss to Villanova on Sunday. Dorothy Adomako (Midlothian, Va./Cosby) scored 24 points and the Hoyas led by 12 points early in the fourth quarter, but Villanova ended the game on a 23-8 run. Adomako hit 10-of-21 shots from the floor for a team-high 24 points, adding seven rebounds, three assists and four blocked shots. Dionna White (Baltimore, Md./Milford Mill) added 18 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals.
The Hoyas finished the game shooting 40 percent (24-of-60) from the field, while holding the Wildcats to just 33.3 percent (18-of-54). Georgetown blocked eight Villanova shots, four each by Adomako and Yazmine Belk (Queens, N.Y./Nazareth Regional), and forced 10 turnovers on six steals. The Blue & Gray held an edge in rebounds (39-35), second chance points (15-10), fast break points (9-3) and bench points (12-0).
For the season, White is leading the team in scoring with 14.8 ppg and has posted team highs of 6.0 rpg, 4.2 apg and 2.5 spg. She is among the BIG EAST leaders in all four categories, ranking first in steals, fifth in assists, sixth in scoring and 12th in rebounds. Adomako is second on the Hoyas with 14.4 ppg, ranking ninth in the conference, and 5.9 rpg.
Georgetown is shooting 39.9 percent on the season while allowing opponents a BIG EAST-best 37 percent. GU also leads the league in rebounding (42.2 rpg) and is second in blocks (5.2 bpg) and rebounding margin (+4.3).
Butler enters Friday's contest after defeating St. John's, 62-58, on Sunday to snap a three-game losing streak. Blaire Langlois scored a team-high 16 points in her final home game at Hinkle Fieldhouse and Butler held off a late charge by St. John's. The Bulldogs, who are locked into the ninth seed for the BIG EAST Championships, lead the conference with 5.7 blocked shots per game with Belle Obert leading all players with 3.2 bpg. Blaire Langlois leads the team with 13.0 ppg while Tori Schickel (12.1 ppg) and Brittany Ward (10.4 ppg) are also in double figures.
The Hoyas are 1-4 all-time against the Bulldogs, with all five meetings coming since Butler joined the BIG EAST Conference prior to the 2013-14 season. Earlier this season, Georgetown fell to Butler on New Year's Eve, 82-76, at Hinkle Fieldhouse. The Bulldogs pulled away in the second and third quarters and held off a big GU comeback attempt in the fourth quarter. Dominique Vitalis (Bloomfield, N.J./Gill St. Bernard's) recorded a double-double, finishing with 15 points and 10 rebounds. White scored a team-high 17 points, 10 of which came in the fourth quarter, and also grabbed nine boards as well as four thefts. Faith Woodard (Brandon, Fla./Freedom) had 14 points off the bench for the Hoyas.
Xavier, which plays at Villanova on Friday, enters the weekend on a four-game losing streak and in a tight battle with the Hoyas for seeding in the BIG EAST Championships. The Musketeers rank second in the conference in scoring defense, allowing just 61.0 ppg, but are eighth in scoring offense, scoring just 60.4 ppg. Raeshaun Gaffney leads Xavier with 11.8 ppg and 4.9 rpg. Brianna Glover (11.1 ppg) and Aliyah Zantt (10.3 ppg) rank second and third on the team, respectively.
The Blue & Gray is 2-6 all-time against Xavier, with all but one matchup coming as BIG EAST opponents. The Hoyas are looking to snap a four-game losing streak to the Musketeers, including a 59-54 loss earlier this season in Cincinnati. In that game, Xavier used a 9-2 run to end the game after Georgetown overcame an eight-point, second-half deficit. White was the lone Hoya in double figures, finishing with 11 points and chipping in five assists. Tyshell King (Baltimore, Md./St. Frances Academy) tied for game-high honors with a career-high eight rebounds.