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Women's Basketball Hosts Winthrop on Wednesday Night
Updated: Thursday 01/01/2013 (ET)
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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - After seven consecutive road games, the William and Mary women's basketball team returns to Kaplan Arena as it faces the Winthrop Eagles on Wednesday night.  Tip-off from Williamsburg is slated for 7 p.m., and fans can follow the action online at with live video and stats.

All Tribe basketball home games will be available at TribeAthletics TV.  Fans can purchase an annual TribeAthletics TV package (12 months) for $69.95. The four-month TribeAthletics TV lineup is available for $39.95, while fans will be able to buy monthly passes at a price of $10.95 each. 

  Game Day Information  -  Game 11 vs. Winthrop
When:     Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, 7 PM
 Where:    Williamsburg, Va.  Campus Map  |  Visiting Williamsburg
Venue:    Kaplan Arena  |  Seating Chart
Broadcast:    Watch Online  | Live Stats | TribeAthletics TV
Game Notes:  William and Mary Winthrop  |  CAA  | Big South 
Season Stats: William and Mary | Winthrop | CAA | Big South
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Scouting the Tribe
For the year, the College owns a record of 2-8, but four of its setbacks have come by six points or less.  In its last outing, W&M fell at Cornell, 60-56, as junior Kaitlyn Mathieu led the way with 13 points, while senior Taylor Hilton pulled down a career-high 13 rebounds.  The Tribe cut a late second-half deficit down to two and was on the cusp of tying the affair in the final seconds, but Cornell came up with a defensive stop to secure the victory.

Senior Emily Correal is pouring in a Colonial Athletic Association best 17.8 ppg, to go along with 7.9 rebounds per game, which are tied for seventh.  Classmate Janine Aldridge's 13 points per outing rank 11th in the league, while her 28 3-pointers rank second.  Senior Taylor Hilton continues her efficient season as she ranks tops in the CAA with an assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.3.  In addition, Hilton's 3.2 assists per contest rank fifth.

As a team, the College's 65.6 points per game rank fifth in the CAA.  Defensively, the Green and Gold is allowing 68.4 points per contest, which stands in 10th. The Tribe ranks first in the CAA averaging 12 steals per outing, while its 15.4 assists per game rank second.  From beyond the arc, W&M's 65 treys on the year sit in second, while its 3-point field goal percentage of .355 ranks third.   

Scouting the Eagles
Under the direction of first-year head coach Kevin Cook, Winthrop will enter Kaplan Arena with a record of 6-6.  The Eagles are currently riding a two-game losing streak with its consecutive setbacks coming against Liberty (90-57) and Saint Louis (62-53).  In its five road contests this season, Winthrop has posted a ledger of 2-3.  Wednesday night's tilt will be the second of a six-game road trip for the Eagles.   

Junior Dequesha McClanahan leads Winthrop with 17.2 ppg, which ranks third in the Big South Conference.  Senior Diana Choibekova is pouring in 14.5 points per outing and is Winthrop's top threat from 3-point territory.  For the year, Choibekova has netted a team-high 41 3-pointers, which are tops in the Big South.

Offensively, the Eagles are scoring 66.0 points per contest, which ranks third in the Big South.  On the flip side, the Eagles rank 10th in the conference allowing 69.9 points per tilt. 

News and Notes:
- Wednesday night's game will be the sixth meeting between W&M and Winthrop, as the College owns a 5-0 series lead.  The schools last met during the 1998-99 season when the Green and Gold defeated the Eagles, 61-49.

- Against Big South competition W&M owns an all-time record of 52-64.  However, the Green and Gold owns winning ledgers against Liberty (11-7), Winthrop (5-0), Gardner-Webb (3-0), Campbell (2-0), Charleston Southern (2-0), UNC-Asheville (2-1) and Coastal Carolina (1-0).

- The Tribe returns to Kaplan Arena on Wednesday night after seven consecutive road games.  The contest against Winthrop will be the Tribe's first home game since it defeated Virginia Union, 78-44, on Nov. 14.  The latest road stint has covered five states and 5,612 miles, which is the equivalent of traveling from Miami, Fla., to Anchorage, Alaska.     

- The contest against Winthrop will be the College's final non-conference game of the 2012-13 season.  The Tribe opens Colonial Athletic Association play on Sunday, Jan. 6, at Hofstra.   

- Sophomore point-guard Anna Kestler earned her first collegiate start at North Carolina A&T and posted career-highs in assists and steals.  Kestler dished out a career-best seven assists, while recording a career-high five steals against the Aggies.





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