Teams: Women's Basketball: Press
Friday, February 19, 2010
JUMBOS TO HOST BOWDOIN IN FIRST ROUND
OF NESCAC CHAMPIONSHIP ON SATURDAY
|Sophomore Tiffany Kornegay has emerged as a
talented scorer for Tufts
MEDFORD -- The Tufts University women's basketball team will host
Bowdoin College in the quarterfinal round of the NESCAC
Championships on Saturday afternoon (Feb. 20) at Cousens Gymnasium.
Tip-off is at 3:00 pm. The Jumbos (20-4) are the #4 seed in the
tournament and the Polar Bears (19-5) are the fifth seed. Tufts was
6-3 during the conference season, while Bowdoin was 4-5. Tufts took
a 52-40 victory at home against Bowdoin on January 23.
This is the third time that Tufts and Bowdon have met in the
NESCAC Tournament. The Polar Bears won both games, in the first
round of 2006 (52-41) and in the finals of 2007 (64-48). The
Jumbos have advanced to the last three conference "final fours" and
also played in the title game in 2008, losing to Amherst (59-53). Tufts
is 4-8 overall since the NESCAC Tournament started in 2001, but the
Jumbos are 4-3 since 2007.
The winner of Saturday's game will advance to the semi-finals ond
Saturday, February 27 at the site of the highest remaining seed. The
conference championship game is schedule for Sunday, February 28 at
►Watch the Tufts-Bowdoin game on
JumboCast, Tufts University's student webcasting outfit
►Follow the game
Tufts University Athletics/PrestoSports
►Read a preview of the game
Tufts Daily, written by Ethan Sturm, and NESCAC's preview of the
women's basketball championship.
►Fans coming to Saturday's game at Cousens Gym are encouraged to
wear pink in
support of breast cancer awareness.
Bowdoin women's basketball websites.