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Gazette: Minutewomen Hoop Team Awaits No. 8 Xavier

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On Sunday, the UMass women's basketball team will face its highest ranked opponent at home since 1998. Matt Vautour has a preview of the matchup in the Daily Hampshire Gazette.

UMass sophomore center Jasmine Watson was expecting quite the challenge.

"They're the biggest team we have in our conference," said Watson, who leads UMass with 14.8 points and 8.0 rebounds per game. "They're two of the greatest players in the country right now. It's definitely a challenge for us. We're willing to step up and take it."

"We hope they take us lightly. There's nothing wrong with being an underdog," Watson said. "Underdogs win games too."

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