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Women's Basketball Travels to Old Dominion on Thursday Night
Updated: Sunday 02/20/2013 (ET)
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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - In the final regular season meeting as Colonial Athletic Association counterparts, the William and Mary women's basketball team will travel 48 miles down Interstate-64 as it takes on long-time rival Old Dominion on Thursday, Feb. 21.  Tip-off in the Optima Health Challenge match-up at the Ted Constant Center in Norfolk, Va., is scheduled for 7 p.m. and fans can follow the action online at with live stats.

  Game Day Information  -  Game 25 at Old Dominion
When:     Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, 7:00 PM
 Where:    Norfolk, Va.  |  Campus Map 
Venue:    Ted Constant Center | Directions | Seating Chart
Broadcast:    Live Stats | Live Video 
Game Notes:  William and Mary | Old DominionCAA 
Season Stats: William and Mary | Old Dominion | CAA 

Northeastern Highlights | Optima Health Challenge | CAA Media Center

Scouting the Tribe
The Tribe enters the tilt on Thursday with an overall record of 6-18 and a 4-9 mark in CAA action.  On Sunday, senior Emily Correal posted her seventh double-double of the year with 16 points and 10 rebounds in a 66-44 setback to Delaware.  For the majority of the first, half the Green and Gold was within single digits of the Delaware lead, but the Blue Hens eventually pulled away in the second stanza.

Senior Emily Correal leads the Green and Gold attack with 16.4 ppg and 8.1 rebounds per outing, which rank sixth and ninth in the CAA, respectively.  The Venetia, Pa., native ranks second in the league with 11 20-point performances while her seven double-doubles stand third.  Senior Janine Aldridge, who ranks fifth all-time in CAA history with 294 career 3-pointers, is pouring in 13.6 points per contest.  The Massapequa, N.Y., native has connected on a league high 73 3-pointers this season, while her 2.7 steals per game are tied for second.

As a team, the Green and Gold's 61.9 points per contest rank sixth in the CAA.  Furthermore, the Tribe's 10.8 steals per game lead the league, while its 14.8 assists per contest rank third.  Hitting the offensive glass has been a strong point for W&M this season as its 14.7 offensive rebounds per game rank third in the conference.  From beyond the arc, the Tribe has knocked down 144 (6.0 per game) 3-pointers this season, which stands second in the CAA.

Scouting the Monarchs
Under the direction of second-year head coach Karen Barefoot the Old Dominion Monarchs enter the contest on Thursday with an overall record of 17-9 and a CAA ledger of 8-6.  In its last outing, ODU snapped a three-game losing skid with a 70-67 win over Northeastern.  Senior Jackie Cook led ODU with a game-high 21 points and eight rebounds, while sophomore Shae Kelley poured in 19 points and nine rebounds.

Old Dominion ranks fourth in the CAA in scoring (64.1 ppg), while its scoring defense of 57.9 points per contest stands third.  As a team, ODU leads the conference in turnover margin (+3.65), while its assist-to-turnover ratio of 0.9 ranks third.  Jackie Cook's 13.3 ppg ranks 11th in the CAA, while her free-throw percentage of .810 stands eighth.  Shae Kelley's 12.8 points per contest stands 12th in the conference, while her 8.7 rebounds and 2.4 steals per outing rank fourth.   

News and Notes:
- Thursday's game will be the 87th meeting between W&M and ODU, as the Monarchs own a 68-19 series advantage.  However, the Green and Gold have won the previous two meetings, which included a 73-69 victory this season at Kaplan Arena.

- Behind a late defensive stop, and the third best shooting performance in school history, the William and Mary women's basketball team defeated Old Dominion, 73-69, for the second consecutive season at Kaplan Arena on Jan. 27.  Senior Janine Aldridge's 26 points fueled a 56.6 percent (30-of-53) W&M shooting effort from the floor as the Tribe upended the Monarchs for the second time in as many tries.  

- The Tribe and ODU match-up is part of the Optima Health Challenge, a running score of all the direct competitions between the two schools. For the second consecutive year, W&M and ODU have partnered with title sponsor, Optima Health, for the Challenge. A champion will be named at the end of the 2012-13 athletic season and receive the Optima Health Trophy. The scoring system awards 10 points for the overall winner in every regular season ODU-W&M athletic competition. A total of 120 points (10 points for football, 10 points for men's basketball, 10 points for women's basketball and 10 points per nine Olympic Sports) will be awarded for 2012-13.  The winning school will be the first to tally 65 points.  Each of the Tribe-Monarch meetings in basketball will be worth 5 points apiece.  W&M currently leads the Challenge, 45-30.

- Earlier this season, seniors Janine Aldridge and Emily Correal became just the 15th and 16th players in Tribe history to net 1,000 career points.  As of today, Correal's 1,272 points rank eighth all-time in the Tribe record books, while Aldridge's 1,253 career buckets rank ninth.

- On Friday, Feb. 15, in a regionally televised affair, the Green and Gold defeated Northeastern, 78-70, in overtime.  The win avenged an earlier overtime setback to the Huskies in late January.  Senior Emily Correal led the Tribe with 27 points and 10 rebounds, while classmate Janine Aldridge poured in 15 points.  The sophomore duo of Jazmen Boone and Kyla Kerstetter combined to score 24 points as Boone finished the contest with 13 points, while Kerstetter poured in 11.  W&M finished the contest with decisive advantages in rebounds (41-33), points off of turnovers (29-11), and bench points (33-4).   

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