UIC Has Strong Showing in Final NCAA Statistical Report
April 9, 2014
CHICAGO – The 2013-14 Division I Women's Basketball season came to a close Tuesday night with Connecticut's 79-58 victory over Notre Dame in the national championship game. The UConn Huskies, Rutgers Scarlet Knights (WNIT Champions) and UIC Flames (WBI Champions) are the only three teams to win their final contest of the season.
The NCAA released its final statistical report this morning and UIC has a strong showing in both the team and individual rankings. UIC ranked 18th in rebounding margin (+7.9), 40th in win-lost percentage (.743), 51st in field-goal percentage (.433), 52nd in scoring offense (74.2 ppg), 62nd in steals per game (9.1 spg), 73rd in assists (15.3 apg), 77th in scoring margin (+6.1) and 81st in assist/turnover ratio (1.0).
Individually, Ruvanna Campbell finished fifth in double-doubles (26), seventh in rebounding (12.8 rpg), 43rd in field-goal percentage (.529) and 82nd in blocks (1.6 bpg). Terri Bender ranked 22nd in steals (2.7 spg), Katie Hannemann was 49th in field-goal percentage (.525) and Rachel Story finished 73rd in scoring (18.5 ppg).
The Flames significantly boosted their national rankings by winning all four games in WBI play. During the WBI tournament, UIC averaged 81.0 points on 50.2 percent shooting and outscored opponents by an average of 13.5 points. The Flames also grabbed 45.0 rebounds per contest and collected a +10.3 rebounding margin. UIC dished out 21.5 assists per game and recorded an impressive +1.5 assist/turnover ratio. Led by Campbell’s 12 blocks, UIC averaged 4.3 blocks per game.
Head coach Regina Miller led the Flames to a program-record 26 wins and the nation’s largest turnaround. UIC collected 17 more wins (26-9) than the entire 2012-13 campaign (9-21), which is the largest win differential amongst 347 programs nationwide.
UIC won 11 straight games from Nov. 15 – Jan. 3, which tied the longest win streak in program history. The Flames broke program records for points scored (2,598), scoring average (74.2 ppg), field goals made (940), rebounds (1,503), free throws made (557) and assists (526).