Women's Basketball at UNH, 2 PM
The Central Connecticut women's basketball team will play at New Hampshire on Sunday afternoon. The game will tip-off at 2 p.m. from New Hampshire's Lundholm Gym.
The Blue Devils (3-3) and the Wildcats (4-4) will play for the 15th time in the Division I series. Both teams have won seven of the previous 14 meetings, but Central has won three straight games in the series.
Here are some notes on the Blue Devils heading into Sunday's contest:
Today • The Blue Devils hit the road for their final game of the season against an America East Conference member. CCSU's visit to New Hampshire marks the third time this year that the Blue Devils play a AEC school. The first two meetings were against Hartford and Vermont, both of those were home games for the Blue Devils. This is Central's fourth road game of the season and a victory would even the Blue Devils' road record at .500 for the year.
Series History • This is the 15th all-time meeting in the Division I series between the Blue Devils and the Wildcats. Last year, these teams met at Detrick Gym with the Blue Devils earning a 83-44 victory. The Blue Devils also beat the Wildcats during the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons and are currently riding a three game winning streak. Head coach Beryl Piper is 3-1 all-time against New Hampshire.
Victory Over Vermont • The Blue Devils used a 46-point first half to earn a 26-point victory over Vermont on Wednesday night. The Blue Devils were led by senior Jaclyn Babe's 15 points in the 67-41 victory. The 26-point margin of victory is the largest for CCSU since the team beat New Hampshire by 39 points last season. Juniors Jessica Babe (13) and Lauren Arbogast (11) both scored in double-digits.
Heating Up • After seeing limited action in the first three games of the season junior Lauren Arbogast has returned to the starting line-up the last three games and has contributed to CCSU's offense. Arbogast has three straight double-digit point totals and is averaging 10.3 points per game in contests that she starts. She is shooting 54.5% from the field and 75% from the free throw line in those games.
• Senior Jaclyn Babe has 740 career points over her two seasons at Duquesne and her year plus with the Blue Devils.
• Junior Jessica Babe is shooting 42.9% from behind the three-point arc this season.
• Junior Lauren Arbogast has reached double-digit points in all three games she started this season.
• Junior Jaleen Thomas season-high seven rebounds against Holy Cross.
• Senior Kirsten Daamen scored 21 points against Holy Cross. It was her fifth career 20-point game.