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Women's Hoops Resumes Action vs. Brown and Yale This Weekend

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 02/01/2012
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Niveen Rasheed currently has 931 career points and is on pace to be the third Tiger to break the 1,000-point scoring mark this season.
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Princeton (13-4, 3-0 Ivy League) vs. Brown (11-7, 2-2 Ivy League)

Date/Time: Friday, Feb. 3 - 7 p.m.

Location: Jadwin Gym

Series History: Princeton leads 36-29

Last Meeting: Feb. 19, 2011 (Princeton 75, Brown 38) - Jadwin Gym

Live Audio/Stats/Video: www.GoPrincetonTigers.com


Princeton (13-4, 3-0 Ivy League) vs. Yale (11-7, 3-1 Ivy League)

Date/Time: Saturday, Feb. 4 - 6 p.m.

Location: Jadwin Gym

Series History: Princeton leads 45-30

Last Meeting: Feb. 18, 2011 (Princeton 73, Yale 57) - Jadwin Gym

Live Audio/Stats/Video: www.GoPrincetonTigers.com

Weekly Release: Brown and Yale

This Week for the Tigers:  After a three-week break in play due to finals, the Princeton women's basketball team (13-4 overall, 3-0 Ivy League) will resume conference action this weekend at home. The Tigers host Brown (11-7 overall, 2-2 Ivy League) on Friday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. and Yale (11-7 overall, 3-1 Ivy League) on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 6 p.m.

Last Time Out: The Tigers extended their winning streak to six behind a 64-35 victory on Jan. 13 over Cornell and a 94-35 win versus Columbia two days later.

On Deck: Princeton will hit the road for four straight, beginning with trips to Dartmouth (Feb. 10) and Harvard (Feb. 11).

Stay Connected: For the most up-to-date news and information about the Tigers, log on to www.GoPrincetonTigers.com. Live audio, stats and video will be available on www.GoPrincetonTigers.com, as well.

Scouting Brown: Brown (11-7 overall, 2-2 Ivy League) remains on the road for their fourth consecutive contest this weekend versus the Tigers.   During that span, the Bears went 2-1, dropping their most recent game at Harvard, 65-57, on Jan. 29.

Sheila Dixon leads Brown in points (13.6 ppg) and rebounds (6.0 rpg) in 18 consecutive starts. Hannah Passafuime follows, averaging 12.5 points and 5.6 rebounds per game.

All-Time Series History vs. Brown: Princeton owns an all-time 36-29 record versus the Bears, sweeping the season series last year by a margin of 145-86. Brown's last victory over the Tigers was in 2006.

Scouting Yale: Yale (11-7 overall, 3-1 Ivy League) currently is riding a two-game winning streak, seeing victories over Harvard, 68-63, and Dartmouth, 89-65, this past weekend on the road.

The Bulldogs are headlined by a pair of double figurer scorers in Megan Vasquez (14.7 ppg) and Janna Graf (10.9 ppg). Graf also is the team's top rebounder, with 5.8 rpg.

Yale will face Penn on Friday, Feb. 3 before traveling to Princeton.

All-Time Series History vs. Yale: The Tigers defeated the Bulldogs by double figure scoring margins last season to win the season series and extended their overall record versus Yale to 45-30. The Bulldogs last win versus Princeton was in 2009.

National Girls and Women in Sports Day: Princeton will host its annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 4. It will begin with an interactive sports fair involving several of Princeton's women's teams hosting clinics on the indoor track, as well as a bounce house and face painting. The fun starts at 5 p.m. and will continue until the game begins at 6 p.m. The women's basketball team will sign autographs following the game. Admission to the fair is included with your ticket to the game.

No. 5 in Mid-Major Poll: Princeton currently boasts the No. 5 ranking in the current Collegeinsider.com Top-25 Mid-Major Poll. 

Edwards Named Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Finalist: Senior Lauren Edwards has been named a finalist for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. Out of 30 candidates from NCAA Division I institutions from across the nation, Edwards is one of 10 student-athletes selected as a finalist for the prestigious award.

Back in Action: After three weeks off due to finals, the Tigers return to the hardwood to conclude the Ivy League half of the 2011-12 schedule. Princeton leads the conference as the only undefeated squad at 3-0.

Receiving Votes: For the past three weeks the Tigers have been receiving votes in both the AP Top-25 and ESPN/Coaches polls. Princeton is ranked No. 32/37 in the nation.

RPI: The Tigers remain in the top-25 in the DI RPI poll. Princeton is No. 25 in the nation.

Nationally Ranked: Princeton is ranked in the top-50 in the nation in:

Rebound margin - No. 12

Scoring margin - No. 28

W-L percentage - No. 35

Steals per game - No. 44

Scoring defense - No. 45

Junior Niveen Rasheed currently is ranked in the top-100 in points per game (69) and rebounds per game (57), while classmate Lauren Polansky is No. 70 in steals per game.

Solid Start to 2012: The only unbeaten team in the Ivy League, Princeton kicked off the 2012 half of the schedule on a dominating note. In three conference games, the Tigers defeated opponents by a margin of 241-118.

Tigers Look to Extend Winning Ways: Princeton is currently riding a six-game winning streak, with four of those victories coming on the road. 

Rasheed Scores 900th Point: At Penn on Jan. 7, junior Niveen Rasheed scored her 900th career point. After missing the second half of the 2010-11 season due to injury, she returned to action in top form and currently leads the team in scoring, averaging 16.9 ppg. She is nearing the 1,000-point milestone with 931 career points.

Season Highs: Versus Columbia on Jan. 15, the Tigers established or tied several program-best records, including scoring a season-high 94 points versus the Lions. Princeton also scored 58 points in the first half, tallied 57 rebounds in the game and had 10 three-pointers in the 94-35 victory.

ESPN Bracketology: According to Charlie Creme, Princeton is predicted to earn the No. 9 seed in the 2011-12 NCAA Tournament (click here to view: http://es.pn/ePgG3p). In Ivy League history, no team has ever been seeded higher than No. 11.

1,000-Point Scorers: Seniors Devona Allgood and Lauren Edwards both reached the 1,000-career point milestone this season.

Edwards scored her 1,000th career point at Lafayette on Nov. 14, and Allgood reached the scoring feat on Dec. 31 versus Drexel.

Rasheed Earns Ivy POW Honors: Junior forward Niveen Rasheed has been named Ivy League Player of the Week four times. The lone Tiger to receive conference honors this season, the Californian was named POW on Nov. 21, Dec. 19, Jan. 2 and Jan. 16.







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