BTI Classic

GW

Current ranking (ESPN/USAToday, AP): 25, Not ranked
2006 post-season result: NCAA second round
2005-2006 record: 23-9 (13-3 A-10)
2006-2007 record: 2-0
Returning Starters: Four

The skinny:

Injuries to sophomore twins Jazmine and Jessica Adair could hurt the Colonials’ depth, but sophomores Chantelle John and Jamila Bates have shown poise under the net. Juniors Sarah-Jo Lawrence and Kim Beck have also proven effective from the perimeter in the victories, racking up double-digit scoring in both contests thus far.

Arizona

Current ranking (ESPN/USAToday, AP): Not ranked
2006 post-season result: Pac-10 Conference second round
2005-2006 record: 8-22 (3-15 Pac-10)
2006-2007 record: 1-0
Returning Starters: Four
Facing GW: Friday, 5 p.m.

The skinny:

The Wildcats made the 2004 and 2005 NCAA Tournaments but failed to qualify for the NIT Tournament in 2006. The squad picked up two sets of twins: freshmen Rheya and Rhaya Neabors (6-foot-1 and 6-foot-2) and transfers Suzy and Beatrice Bofia (6-foot-7 and 6-foot-6). The height difference could cause problems for the GW squad.

TCU

Current ranking (ESPN/USAToday, AP): Not ranked
2006 post-season result: NCAA second round
2005-2006 record: 219-12 (10-5 MWC)
2006-2007 record: 0-0
Returning Starters: Four
Facing GW: Saturday, 2 p.m.

The skinny:

Junior Adrianne Ross was selected to the Mountain West Conference Preseason All-Conference team, as the Lady Frogs were picked to finish third in the conference. TCU has yet to play a regular season game and could be rusty coming into the BTI Classic in a loud Comcast Center.

Maryland

Current ranking (ESPN/USAToday, AP): 1,1
2006 post-season result: NCAA Champion
2005-2006 record: 34-4 (12-2 ACC)
2006-2007 record: 2-0
Returning Starters: Five
Facing GW: Sunday, 3:30 p.m.

The skinny:

The defending NCAA champs are expected to be just as strong as last year. The squad returns all five starters, including junior Crystal Langhorne, an Associated Press Pre-season All-American and one of the Terrapins’ biggest threats. The center/forward averaged 17.2 points and 8.6 rebounds a game last season.

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