Floyd Sets Steals Record in WBB's 53-44 Win at UMass
Feb. 24, 2013
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.
Duquesne at Massachusetts