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Floyd Sets Steals Record in WBB's 53-44 Win at UMass
Jocelyn Floyd became program's all-time leads in steals

 
Jocelyn Floyd became program's all-time leads in steals
 

Feb. 24, 2013

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AMHERST, Mass - Jocelyn Floyd became the Duquesne women's basketball program's all-time leader in steals after a 53-44 victory over Massachusetts on Sunday afternoon. Additionally, with this victory, the senior class has tied the program-best with 84 wins.

With the win, the Dukes improve to 20-6 overall and 9-3 in the Atlantic 10 Conference. This is the fifth consecutive 20-win season for DU. UMass, who has now lost 11 straight games, falls to 3-24 overall and 1-11 in conference play.

Floyd scored 16 of her game-high 18 points in the first half and recorded a game-bests nine rebounds and seven steals. Coming off a career-high 14 points at #17/15 Dayton, Oditte Odishoscored 13. Vanessa Abel tied a career-high with six steals.

Massachusetts' Jasmine Watson scored 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting.

The first half was played tight, with neither team taking a lead of no more than three points for the first 12 minutes. With the Minutewomen leading 17-16, Jose-Ann Johnson's turnaround jumper in the paint with 8:46 to play started an 11-0 run that held UMass scoreless over the next 7:16. By then, the Dukes took a 10 point lead at 27-17 with 2:58 to play. Odisho's layup closed out the first half scoring with Duquesne leading 33-21.

The Dukes did not get their first field goal of the second half until Agunbiade's jumper at 13:56. A 3-pointer from Millie Niggleing got the Minutewomen within three points midway through the second half, but that was quickly answered by Abel's 3-pointer which made the score 40-34 with 9:11 remaining.

With 2:36 left and Duquesne leading 46-42, Watson had a chance to make it a one possession game, but missed both foul shots. Floyd grabbed the rebound and Odisho finished the possession with a 15-foot jumper to make the score 48-42.

 

 

The Dukes would force two turnovers in the final minute.

Duquesne will stay on the road until Wednesday night's game at La Salle (8-19, 4-8 A-10). The Dukes and Explorers tipoff at 7:00 p.m. at Tom Gola Arena.

GAME NOTES

  • Floyd broke the steals record at 16:32 of the first half

  • In the three game versus UMass prior to today's, Floyd had a total of 17 points and six steals

  • Head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio improves to 7-0 all-time over Massachusetts

  • The Dukes held the Minutewomen to three foul shot and eight foul shot attempts - both opponent season-lows.


    Duquesne at Massachusetts

    Team
    1
    2
    F
    Duquesne (20-6, 9-3 A-10)
    33
    21
    54
    Massachusetts (3-24, 1-11 A-10)
    20
    23
    43
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