WASHINGTON - Playing in its first ECAC Tournament since 2006, CUA welcomes Wesley to the DuFour Center for a quarterfinal matchup on Wednesday evening. The Cardinals earned the second seed in the South Region after earning 17 victories during the regular season, their most since 2005-06. Wesley is playing in its third consecutive ECAC Tournament after totaling 16 wins during the regular season.
CUA was last in action on February 23 when it fell to top-seeded Juniata in the Landmark Conference Tournament on the road. It was the Cardinals first-ever appearance in the Landmark tournament. Jill Woerner scored a team-high 18 points for the Cardinals and Emily Grabiak added 10.
CUA is making its third ECAC Tournament appearance and first since 2006. The Cardinals have never won a game in the ECAC Tournament.
After going just 4-4 in their first eight home games this season, CUA has regrouped to win three straight inside the DuFour Center. The Cardinals are outscoring teams by over 15 points in those three games and boast a +11.3 turnover margin.
CUA has done a nice job at the free throw line in its last five games. The Cardinals are shooting 78 percent at the charity stripe during that time, having hit at least 70 percent in all five contests.
Wesley enters the ECAC Tournament with a record of 16-12, including a 9-7 mark within the CAC. The Wolverines fell to York in the conference championship game by a score of 70-66 but overall have won 9 of their last 11 games. Wesley is playing in its third straight ECAC South Tournament and reached the championship game in 2009.
Angie Owens is the team's top scorer at 15.0 points per game with Cory Boyd (13.5) and Jazmine Miller (12.1) next in line. Owens also paces the Wolverines in rebounding at 9.9 per game, while Boyd is the team leader in assists. Wesley averages only 59.9 points per game and shoots just 38 percent from the field.
In addition to the CUA-Wesley matchup, the other three games in the South Region are Moravian at Waynesburg, Marywood at Penn State-Behrend and Alvernia at Gwynedd-Mercy. All four games will be played on Wednesday evening with the semifinals and championship set for March 5 and 6 at the site of the highest remaining seed.
For more information on Wednesday's ECAC game, check out CUA's game notes.
Wednesday's contest between the Cardinals and Wolverines will tip off at 5:30 p.m. inside the DuFour Center. Live video coverage will be available on cuacardinals.com.