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Women's Basketball Heads to Georgia State
Updated: Friday 02/06/2013 (ET)
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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The William and Mary women's basketball team travels to Colonial Athletic Association foe Georgia State on Thursday, Feb. 7.  Tip-off in Atlanta, Ga., is scheduled for 7 p.m. and fans can follow the action online at with live stats.  Additionally, for the price of $9.95 fans can watch the action live on

  Game Day Information  -  Game 21 at Georgia State 
When:     Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, 7:00 PM
 Where:    Atlanta, Ga.  |  Campus Map 
Venue:    GSU Sports Arena | Directions | Seating Chart (PDF)
Broadcast:    Live Stats | Live Video 
Game Notes:  William and Mary | Georgia StateCAA 
Season Stats: William and Mary | Georgia State | CAA 

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Scouting the Tribe
The Green and Gold enter Thursday's contest with an overall record of 5-15 and a 3-6 mark in CAA play.  In its last outing, the Tribe fell to in-state rival James Madison, 68-63, at Kaplan Arena.  Senior Emily Correal paced the Green and Gold with a game-high 28 points, while sophomore Kaitlyn Mathieu chipped in 10 points and eight rebounds.

Senior Emily Correal, who has posted five double-doubles on the year, ranks fifth in the CAA in scoring (15.9) and tied for seventh in rebounding (8.0).  Classmate Janine Aldridge ranks fourth in the nation with 3.4 3-pointers per contest, while her 13.8 ppg rank eighth in the CAA.  The Massapequa, N.Y., native leads the league with 64 made 3-pointers, while ranking second in steals with 54.  Sophomore Anna Kestler continues to improve as she ranks fifth in the CAA in assists-to-turnover ratio (1.6) and ninth in assists per game (3.0).

The Tribe is scoring 62.8 points per contest, which ranks sixth in the CAA.  On the defensive end, the Green and Gold leads the CAA in steals per game with 11.2.  Sharing the basketball has been a key ingredient for the Tribe this season as W&M ranks third in the CAA in assists per game at 15.1.  From 3-point territory, W&M has netted 129 trifectas, which rank second in the conference only behind Northeastern (163).

Scouting the Panthers
Under the direction of third-year head coach Sharon Baldwin-Tener, Georgia State enters the matchup against the Tribe with an overall record of 10-10 and a CAA mark of 2-7.  In its last contest, the Panthers fell at Drexel, 79-55, as freshman Ashlee Cole and sophomore Ashley Watson led GSU with 13 and 10 points, respectively.

As a team, Georgia State is averaging 60.8 ppg, which ranks eighth in the CAA.  Defensively, GSU ranks fifth in the league, as it has held opponents to score just 60.1 points per contest.  In addition, the Panthers own the league's second best field goal percentage defense (.359) to go along with the top 3-point percentage defense (.261).  

Sophomore Kayla Nolan leads the Panthers in scoring at 10.3 ppg, which ranks 16th in the CAA.  Senior Cody Paulk leads the league in blocked shots at 2.6 per contest, while her 8.4 rebounds per outing stand sixth. After starting the season 8-2, Georgia State has suffered setbacks in eight of its last 10 contests, as it has yet to win a CAA home contest in 2012-13.

News and Notes:
- Thursday's contest will be the 12th meeting between W&M and Georgia State, as the Tribe owns an 8-3 series edge.  In Atlanta, Ga., the Green and Gold has posted a winning ledger of 3-2 as its largest margin of victory at the GSU Sports Arena came during the 2007-08 season en way of a 75-57 triumph.  Furthermore, Thursday's contest will be the first of two meetings between the Tribe and Panthers this season.  On Feb. 26, Georgia State will travel to Williamsburg, Va., for a 7 p.m. game at Kaplan Arena.

- The William and Mary women's basketball team will host its annual Breast Cancer Awareness game "Hoops for a Cure" on Friday, Feb. 15, against Northeastern at 8 p.m.  Admission to the contest will be free of charge for fans who wear pink.  Promotional t-shirts will go on sale prior to Feb. 15 and can be purchased at upcoming men's basketball home games or by calling the W&M Women's Basketball Office at 757-221-3140.  T-shirts will be sold for the price of $10 for students and $15 for adults.  This year's "Hoops for a Cure" game against the Huskies will be televised on Comcast Sports Network Mid-Atlantic and the Comcast Sports Network New England.

-  During the Tribe's recent three-game winning streak, the Green and Gold have utilized strong second half's en route to its victories.  W&M has shot a combined 43-of-87 (.494 percent) in the second half, which was highlighted by a blistering 18-of-27  (66.7 percent) performance against Old Dominion.  Additionally, the Tribe has led by double digits in the second half of each victory.

- Senior Emily Correal has made 104 starts for the Green and Gold over the course of her career, which ranks fourth in school history.  Jen Sobota currently owns the school record with 113 starts.  Additionally, Correal is only three blocks shy of becoming only the fourth player in school history to post 100 career blocks.  Furthermore, Correal posted her fifth double-double of the season in the win at UNCW (12 points and 10 rebounds), and now has 23 career double-doubles, which rank fourth in W&M history.  The Venetia, Pa., native has netted double-digit scoring performances on 57 occasions during her career, which rank ninth in the Tribe record books.­­

- Senior Janine Aldridge, who is the College's all-time leader in 3-pointers made with 285, is in range to become W&M's all-time leader in steals.  The Massapequa, N.Y., native is just 20 thefts shy of passing Jen Sobota '03 for the all-time mark (257).  In the College's outing at Northeastern, Aldridge set a career-high with seven steals against the Huskies.  This season, Aldridge is averaging 2.8 steals per game, which stands second in the CAA.  Aldridge and Sobota are the only players in W&M history to tally 1,000 points, 200 3-pointers and 200 steals.

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