Women's basketball looks for first Nashville sweep on Monday against Belmont

Feb. 10, 2008

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Dolphins played the perfect tune on Saturday to end a 0-4 run at Allen Arena but now the JU women's basketball team will look for its first win at the Curb Event Center on Monday night against Belmont.

JU (19-4, 9-1), which is off to its best start and conference start in program history, will face the Bruins (11-12, 5-5) at 8 p.m. ET in the Curb Event Center. The contest can be seen live on ASun.TV on

The Dolphins trail the all-time series against Belmont, 9-1, but split the season series for the first time last season. JU enters the contest with a 0-6 record at the Curb Event Center.

JU will also be keeping a close eye on the results of the East Tennessee State and Florida Gulf Coast contest in Ft. Meyers, Fla. The Lady Bucs (13-10, 9-1) are currently tied for the conference lead with the Dolphins but the Eagles (13-7, 8-2) are the hottest team in the A-Sun with eight consecutive wins.

Senior forward Ashley Williams finished 9-of-17 from the floor to tally her first double-double (20 points, 10 rebounds) since a 28 point, 10 rebound performance against UMass on Nov. 23, 2007. Sophomore guard Courtney Jackson rounded out the Dolphin scoring with 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the floor. JU was outshot at the free-throw line by Lipscomb, 30-5, with the Dolphins not recording a free-throw attempt until 1:55 remaining in the contest. JU did, however, dominate the paint with 42 points compared to only 10 by the Bisons.

A Battle of Efficiency
One of the features for the contest against JU and Belmont will be the shooting accuracy of JU senior forward Ashley Williams and Belmont senior forward Brooke Sunday. Entering the contest, Sunday leads the A-Sun with a .579 field-goal percentage on 117-of-202 from the field. Williams is second in the conference with a .575 percentage on 158-of-275 shots from the floor.