Feb. 4, 2013
VILLANOVA, Pa. - Villanova will play host to the No. 2 ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Tuesday, Feb. 5. The game can be seen live on CBS College Sports. The Wildcats enter play with a 16-5 overall record and 5-3 mark in Big East play, while the Fighting Irish are 20-1 overall and 8-0 in league action. Tip-off at is set for 7 p.m.
Tuesday night's game will be the 29th all-time meeting between Villanova and Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish lead the all-time series by an 18-10 count. Of Villanova's 10 victories in the series, seven of the 10 have come in the last 13 games against the Irish.
Villanova will put its home unbeaten streak on the line. The Wildcats are currently 7-0 at home this season, including a 3-0 mark in home Big East contests.
Senior forward Laura Sweeney has posted a double-double in five of the last seven games. Her latest double-double came at Rutgers last Saturday when she had 11 points and 10 rebounds. Sweeney now has 16 career double-doubles, including seven this season.
The Wildcats are led by Sweeney who leads the team in scoring (12.7 ppg.), rebounding (7.0 rpg.), field goal percentage (.520), steals (52) and blocks (39). Senior guard Rachel Roberts ranks second in scoring at 10.9 points per game.