The non-conference contest is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 11, at 5 p.m.
ECU and William & Mary will tip-off at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9
Head Coach Heather Macy returns 11 players from last year's squad to the court
2011-12 Atlantic 10 All-Freshman Team Honoree Joins Program
As a Freshman (2011-12): Named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team... Two-time Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week (11/14, 1/23)... Appeared in all 31 games, starting the first 26 of her career... Was team-high scorer in five contests, led team in rebounding twice... Scored team-high 15 points in collegiate debut against Lehigh (11/11)... Followed up with 16-point performance at Albany (11/13)... Earned first A-10 Rookie honor for those two performances... Poured in team-high 17 points against Florida (11/25) in the Courtyard LaGuardia Turkey Classic at Long Island... Had four-game double-digit scoring streak from 1/14 to 1/28, averaging 15.8 ppg over that stretch... Netted game-high 18 points at Charlotte (1/18) along with team-best eight rebounds... Followed up with 24-point performance at Richmond (1/21) to earn second A-10 Rookie of the Week honors... Saw season- and career-high 39 minutes of action at Richmond... Also dished out season- and career-best five assists against the Spiders... Followed up with team-best 11 points against St. Bonaventure (1/28)... Scored 13 points in Atlantic 10 Championship first round win over Xavier (3/2)... Named team Rookie of the Year at annual banquet.
Hickory High School: Led Hickory to a 28-3 record and the state finals in 2010-11... Led Hickory to the Northwestern 3A-4A and West 3A Regional titles... 2011 McDonald's All-America nominee... Named the West 3A Regional Most Valuable Player... Also named the West MVP at the state finals... Hickory Daily Record Sports' All-Greater Hickory Girls' Player of the Year... Associated Press All-North Carolina Team... First Hickory female player to be invited to play in the North Carolina East-West All-Star game in at least eight years... Led her squad to the conference regular season title as a sophomore and both the regular season and tournament title as a junior, as well as the sectional finals in both seasons.... As a junior, averaged 20 points and seven rebounds per game, along with five steals and four assists... Named all-conference, First Team All-District and Second Team All-Region in 2009-10.
Personal: Born Jada Ruth Payne on Oct. 8, 1993 in Lenoir, N.C. ...Daughter of Amanda Forney and Andrew Payne ... Mother, Amanda, was a college basketball player at Lees-McRae and West Virginia Tech and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2011 ... Major is undeclared.