Fordham was selected fourth in the poll with 132 points, followed by Saint Louis in fifth with 126 points. Richmond was picked to finish sixth with 118 points, narrowly ahead of Saint Joseph’s, who was picked seventh with 116 points. Rhode Island took the eighth slot with 113 points, while St. Bonaventure garnered 90 points for ninth place followed by vcu in 10th place with 89 points. George Mason, La Salle, Massachusetts and Davidson rounded out the preseason rankings, respectively.
Dayton’s Amber Deane, George Mason’s Taylor Brown and St. Bonaventure’s Katie Healy join Jones and Washington on the Preseason All-Conference First Team. Dayton’s Kelley Austria, Duquesne’s April Robinson, Rhode Island’s Charise Wilson, Richmond’s Janelle Hubbard and Sadie Stipanovich of Saint Louis were selected to the Preseason Second Team All-Conference.
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MASON WINS!!! Mason closes the game from the FT line and takes the win, 90-83...because #WeAreMason and that's WHAT WE DO! #LiveTheDash (That was in double OT against Delaware, that is GL's dream come true!)
"Fairfax, Va. – George Mason University’s women’s basketball team will open a new leaf in program history on Saturday, hosting its final home game of 2015 against Air Force at RAC, marking the first time it competes at the alternative venue."
"Junior Bridget O’Donnell is a 6-6 center on the women’s basketball team. The Belle Mead, N.J. native’s family lineage is deeply rooted in basketball as her mother Patrice, and each of her six siblings played college basketball, including Naismith Basketball HOF member Anne Donovan. “Aunt Anne” is just one of 10 athletes in Olympic history to be named to three or more Olympic Women’s Basketball Teams (1980, 1984 and 1988). As a coach, Donovan accumulated five medals, including gold, as head coach at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing."
The 2017 tournament is set for Friday, March 3 through Sunday, March 5.
The new lease will be accompanied by a new format. No longer will all 14 A-10 women’s teams visit Richmond at season’s end. Instead, sources said, only eight teams will make the trip.
But all 14 teams still will participate. The regular-season champion and runner-up will receive byes into the quarterfinals. Teams seeded third through 14th will play, in essence, a preliminary tournament that likely will occur the weekend of Feb. 26-27. Each of the six preliminary games will be played on the home floor of the higher-seeded team. http://www.richmond.com/sports/coll...cle_cef9aedf-50ec-5aba-88c3-f30532a441be.html