2016–17 Davidson Wildcats women's basketball team

The 2016–17 Davidson Wildcats women's basketball team represented Davidson College during the 2016–17 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Wildcats, led by seventh year head coach Michele Savage, played their home games at the John M. Belk Arena as members of the Atlantic 10 Conference. They finished the season 6–23, 4–12 in A-10 play to finish in a tie for eleventh place. They lost in the first round of the A-10 Women's Tournament to Fordham.

2016–17 Davidson Wildcats women's basketball
Davdson Wildcats wordmark.svg
ConferenceAtlantic 10 Conference
2016–17 record6–23 (4–12 A-10)
Head coachMichele Savage (7th season)
Assistant coaches
  • Mary Ciuk
  • Kira Mowen
  • Shannon Gholar
Home arenaJohn M. Belk Arena
Seasons
2016–17 Atlantic 10 women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Dayton 13 3   .813     22 10   .688
George Washington 13 3   .813     20 10   .667
Saint Louis 12 4   .750     25 9   .735
Saint Joseph's 12 4   .750     17 15   .531
Fordham 11 5   .688     22 12   .647
La Salle 9 7   .563     17 13   .567
Duquesne 8 8   .500     18 16   .529
VCU 8 8   .500     16 15   .516
Richmond 7 9   .438     13 17   .433
George Mason 6 10   .375     13 17   .433
St. Bonaventure 4 12   .250     9 20   .310
Davidson 4 12   .250     6 23   .207
UMass 3 13   .188     9 21   .300
Rhode Island 2 14   .125     6 23   .207
2017 A10 Tournament winner
As of March 20, 2017; Rankings from AP Poll

On March 8, Michele Savage was fired.[1] She finished at Davidson with a 7-year record of 96–123.

2016–17 mediaEdit

Davidson Wildcats Sports NetworkEdit

Select Wildcats games will be broadcast on Teamline with Derek Smith and Leslie Urban providing the call. Most home games will also be featured on the A-10 Digital Network. Select games will be televised.

RosterEdit

2016–17 Davidson Wildcats women's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Kianna Speight 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) So Conway Conway, AR
G 1 Kayla Seymour 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Sr Panther Creek
UMBC
Raleigh, NC
G 2 Saadia Timpton 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Jr Myers Park Charlotte, NC
F 3 Andrea Robinson 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Fr McDonogh School Randallstown, MD
G 5 Justine Lyon 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) So Hillside Durham, NC
G 13 Mya Webb 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) RS Fr Hillside Durham, NC
G 13 Diona Johnson 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) So Gates Chili Rochester, NY
G 21 Chloe Johnson 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) RS Jr St. Mary's
San Diego State
Phoenix, AZ
F 24 Rachel Piles 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Sr Allen Allen, TX
G 32 Melanie Ransom 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Sr Marian Catholic Lansing, IL
F 42 Ally Welling 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Fr Concordia Lutheran The Woodlands, TX
F 44 Mackenzie Latt 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Jr Richland Gull Lake Kalamazoo, MI
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

ScheduleEdit

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Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Non-conference regular season
11/11/2016*
7:00 PM
at Michigan State L 34–70  0–1
Breslin Center (3,640)
East Lansing, MI
11/13/2016*
1:00 PM, ESPN3
at Western Michigan L 63–76  0–2
University Arena (630)
Kalamazoo, MI
11/16/2016*
7:00 PM
UCF L 38–57  0–3
John M. Belk Arena (371)
Davidson, NC
11/19/2016*
7:00 PM
Radford L 40–44  0–4
John M. Belk Arena (572)
Davidson, NC
11/24/2016*
4:00 PM
vs. Toledo
Cancún Challenge Riviera Division
L 41–76  0–5
Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya (1,610)
Cancún, Mexico
11/25/2016*
4:00 PM
vs. Idaho State
Cancún Challenge Riviera Division
L 58–70  0–6
Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya (1,610)
Cancún, Mexico
11/30/2016*
7:00 PM
UNC Wilmington L 58–67  0–7
John M. Belk Arena (316)
Davidson, NC
12/03/2016*
2:00 PM
at East Tennessee State L 56–76  0–8
Freedom Hall Civic Center (654)
Johnson City, TN
12/07/2016*
7:00 PM
High Point W 82–72  1–8
John M. Belk Arena (322)
Davidson, NC
12/18/2016*
2:00 PM
Furman W 71–61  2–8
John M. Belk Arena (391)
Davidson, NC
12/21/2016*
6:30 PM
at Charlotte L 79–93  2–9
Dale F. Halton Arena (745)
Charlotte, NC
12/29/2016*
7:00 PM
Mercer L 60–67  2–10
John M. Belk Arena (268)
Davidson, NC
Atlantic 10 regular season
12/31/2016
11:00 AM
Saint Louis L 69–106  2–11 (0–1)
John M. Belk Arena (371)
Davidson, NC
01/04/2017
7:00 PM
at Fordham L 72–85  2–12 (0–2)
Rose Hill Gymnasium (432)
Bronx, NY
01/07/2017
2:00 PM
at Duquesne L 51–73  2–13 (0–3)
Palumbo Center (485)
Pittsburgh, PA
01/12/2017
12:00 PM
Massachusetts L 60–61  2–14 (0–4)
John M. Belk Arena (742)
Davidson, NC
01/15/2017
2:00 PM, CBSSN
at George Washington L 62–76  2–15 (0–5)
Charles E. Smith Center (872)
Washington, D.C.
01/18/2017
7:00 PM
George Mason W 58–54  3–15 (1–5)
John M. Belk Arena (321)
Davidson, NC
01/21/2017
2:00 PM
La Salle L 58–65  3–16 (1–6)
John M. Belk Arena (707)
Davidson, NC
01/25/2017
7:00 PM
at St. Bonaventure L 51–70  3–17 (1–7)
Reilly Center (815)
Olean, NY
01/28/2017
2:00 PM
Richmond L 52–61  3–18 (1–8)
John M. Belk Arena (335)
Davidson, NC
02/01/2017
7:00 PM
Dayton L 52–68  3–19 (1–9)
John M. Belk Arena (351)
Davidson, NC
02/04/2017
2:00 PM
at Massachusetts W 63–59  4–19 (2–9)
Mullins Center (401)
Amherst, MA
02/08/2017
7:00 PM
at George Mason L 55–59  4–20 (2–10)
EagleBank Arena (433)
Fairfax, VA
02/11/2017
2:00 PM
Rhode Island W 74–64  5–20 (3–10)
John M. Belk Arena (567)
Davidson, NC
02/14/2017
7:00 PM
Fordham W 52–51  6–20 (4–10)
John M. Belk Arena (473)
Davidson, NC
02/18/2017
2:00 PM
at Saint Joseph's L 54–69  6–21 (4–11)
Hagan Arena (553)
Philadelphia, PA
02/21/2017
6:00 PM
at VCU L 47–54  6–22 (4–12)
Siegel Center (937)
Richmond, VA
Atlantic 10 Women's Tournament
02/26/2017
2:00 PM
(12) at (5) Fordham
First Round
L 54–62  6–23
Rose Hill Gymnasium (890)
Bronx, NY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

RankingsEdit

Regular Season Polls
Poll Pre-
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Final
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Coaches
Legend
  Increase in ranking
  Decrease in ranking
  No Change
(RV)   Received Votes
(NR)   Not Ranked

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Michele Savage Dismissed as Head Women's Basketball Coach" (Press release). Davidson Wildcats. March 8, 2017. Retrieved March 10, 2017.
  2. ^ http://www.davidsonwildcats.com/schedule.aspx?path=wbball