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Friday, February 19, 2010


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 noon.

Watch the Tufts-Bowdoin game on JumboCast, Tufts University's student webcasting outfit

Follow the game statistics with Tufts University Athletics/PrestoSports Live Stats.

Read a preview of the game from the 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.

Visit the Tufts and Bowdoin women's basketball websites.