SMITHFIELD, R.I. - The time has finally come as the Bryant University women's basketball team gets to lace up and take the floor against a team that does not sport the Black and Gold. The Bulldogs open the season at home against UMass on Wednesday, November 25 at 3:30 p.m. The Chace Athletic Center does not permit any fans during this time, but as always, fans can watch the game for free on NEC Front Row.
Location: Chace Athletic Center (Smithfield, R.I.)
Game Time: 3:30 p.m.
Live Stats: Sidearm Stats
Watch Live: NEC Front Row
Game Notes: Game 1 - UMass
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SCOUTING THE MINUTEWOMEN
The Minutewomen concluded the 2019-20 season with a 13-point loss to conference foe Saint Louis in the A-10 Quarterfinals and then went on to graduate just two players from a year ago, including leading scorer, Hailey Leidel, who helped the team post a 20-11 overall record. The strengths of the team from last season lied in blocks, steals, and minimizing turnovers as they led the A-10 in all three categories. UMass's 6-5 sophomore center, Maeve Donnelly, ranked among the top 20 in the country with 76 blocks during her rookie season. On the offensive end, UMass returns Sam Breen who averaged 16.9 points per game and led the team on the glass with 9.2 boards a night. Breen was also the lone Minutewomen to earn A-10 Preseason honors by being placed on the Preseason All-Conference First Team. UMass was selected seventh in the preseason polls.