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Women’s Hoops Begins Two-Game Road Trip On Wednesday At Richmond

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University of Massachusetts Women’s Basketball Game Notes & Information
Game 16 Massachusetts (3-12 Overall, 1-2 Atlantic 10) at Richmond (13-3 Overall, 3-0 Atlantic 10)
Date // Time Wednesday, January 10 // 11 a.m.
Location Richmond, Va. // Robins Center
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AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts women’s basketball team begins a two-game road stretch on Wednesday at Richmond. The Minutewomen and the Spiders tip at 11 a.m. from the Robins Center on ESPN+.


Last Time Out

The Minutewomen fell to Saint Louis 79-75 in their last game action on Saturday afternoon. Alexsia Rose had a team and tied for career-high 18 points to go along with a career-best nine assists. Rose led three Minutewomen in double figures with Stefanie Kulesza adding 18 points while Kristin Williams added 17.

Series History

Wednesday’s game marks the 30th all-time meeting between the Minutewomen and the Spiders. Richmond leads the all-time series with a 20-9 record and holds a 10-2 mark on their home floor. UMass won both meetings a season ago, taking the regular season matchup in Amherst by a score of 73-69 and picked up an 80-60 win over the Spiders in the A-10 Tournament. UMass has won six in a row in the series dating back to Feb. 27, 2019 while Richmond last won on Feb. 3, 2019.


Stuffing The Stat Sheet

Stefanie Kulesza posted averages of 15.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 2.5 steals per game over two games last week for the Minutewomen. In the win over Dayton on Tuesday, the junior finished with 13 points, eight boards, four assists, and three steals.

Settling In

Alexsia Rose tied her career-high in scoring with 18 and set a new career-best mark in assists in a game with nine with just one turnover against Saint Louis on Saturday. Rose knocked down a pair of 3-pointers and went 8-of-11 from the free throw line. Rose returned from injury on Dec. 10 against UMass Lowell and has been in the starting lineup for all three of UMass’ A-10 games.

Finding Her Groove

Freshman Lilly Taulelei tied her career-high in scoring with 14 points in Tuesday’s win over Dayton. The game marked the fourth double figure scoring game in the last eight contests for Taulelei. The forward is averaging 9.8 points per game over the last seven contests and is shooting 28-for-53 (53-percent) from the field during the stretch.

Crashing The Boards

Stefanie Kulesza leads the Minutewomen with 8.3 rebounds per game and ranks inside the top-four in the Atlantic 10 in rebounds per game and total rebounds with 124. Kulesza ranks 61st among Division I leaders in total rebounds and is 89th in rebounds per game.

Looking Ahead

The Minutewomen wrap up their two-game road trip on Saturday with a 3 p.m. tip off at La Salle on ESPN+. UMass then returns home to the Mullins Center for its next two games.


Back Home

UMass returns to the Mullins Center next on Wednesday, January 17 for a 6 p.m. tip against Loyola Chicago. The Minutewomen play a nationally televised game at home on Sunday, Jan. 21 against George Mason on CBS Sports Network.

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