Women's basketball heads north to face Buffalo on Tuesday

Dec. 17, 2007


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After ending the 2007 calender year with a 14-0 record at home, the JU women's basketball team will close out 2007 with season with three road games.

The Dolphins (7-3), who have the fifth longest active home winning streak in the nation (15), will begin their three-game trek against Buffalo (6-3) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Alumni Arena.

JU and Buffalo will be facing each other for the first time on Tuesday. The Dolphins are 0-1 all- time against the Mid Atlantic Conference after dropping a 66-54 contest to Central Michigan on Dec. 19, 2005.

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JU ranks among nation's best at home
The Dolphins have raised the bar when it comes to playing at home by setting a new program record in 2006-07 with 13 wins. JU surpassed the previous mark of seven victories, which was set by the squad in 2005-06.

JU is currently in the midst of a 15-game home winning streak which continued with an 56-48 win over Coastal Carolina on Dec. 8 at Swisher Gymnasium. Included in the winning streak is a 3-0 record at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. JU also finished the 2007 calander year undefeated at home (14-0).

JU's last loss was a 73-69 decision against Niagara at Swisher Gymnasium on Dec. 18, 2006. Since the beginning of the 2006-07 campaign, the Dolphins are 16-1 at home.

The Dolphins' 15-game streak has earned them a spot on the national home winning streak list as JU currently ranks fifth. The longest home streak is owned by James Madison (30) and is followed by Marist (25), Texas A&M (22) and Duke (18).

JU among best in A-Sun
The Dolphins currently lead the Atlantic Sun Conference with a 7-3 mark in the nonconference schedule and sit atop several statistical categories as well.

JU leads the conference in scoring margin (+7.8 - which is the only program to have a positive margin), field goal percentage (.409), 3-point field goal percentage defense (.237), assists (15.1), turnover margin (+5.6), assist/turnover ratio (0.86), 3-point field goals made (5.8).

The Dolphins also rank second in scoring (68.1), scoring defense (60.3), rebounding defense (36.8) and steals (12.1) and is third in 3-point field goal percentage (.319) and blocks (3.4).

Junior guard DaVina Hamilton had a career day against Coastal Carolina by tying a career high with 21 points while also grabbing a career-best nine rebounds. Hamilton first scored 21 points against Kennesaw State on Feb. 17, 2007. Against Florida A&M, junior guard Regina Omoite tied her career high with five 3-pointers. She accomplished the feat for the first time at UNF on Feb. 10, 2007. Junior guard Virginia Gregoire was held scoreless in a game for the first time in her career. Sophomore forward Crystal Grable tallied a career-high seven points and nine rebounds.