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Regina Miller Appears on MeTV's CPS Sports Edition


Regina Miller led the Flames to a program-record 26 wins, the first postseason championship (WBI) in program history and the nation's largest turnaround
Regina Miller led the Flames to a program-record 26 wins, the first postseason championship (WBI) in program history and the nation's largest turnaround

April 27, 2014

CHICAGO - UIC head women’s basketball coach Regina Miller recently appeared on MeTV’s CPS Sports Edition.  The half-hour segment features one-on-one interviews with the coaches, student champions and professional sports personalities who all play a role in the great tradition of sports excellence in Chicago.

Kenny McReynolds, the host of the show, is a five-time Emmy award winning journalist and Sports Director for WWME-TV and WCIU-TV.  For his many contributions to the game of basketball, McReynolds was inducted to the Chicago Public School’s Hall of Fame in 2006 and the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2008.

In 2013-14, Miller led the Flames to a program-record 26 wins, the first postseason championship (WBI) in program history and the nation's largest turnaround. UIC collected 17 more wins (26-9) than the entire 2012-13 campaign (9-21), which was the largest win differential amongst 347 programs nationwide. In her three seasons at UIC, Miller has won 53 games and 25 contests in Horizon League play.

With a 73-64 victory over Stephen F. Austin on March 29, Miller guided the Flames to the 2014 Women's Basketball Invitational (WBI) title. Ruvanna Campbell was selected the WBI MVP while Rachel Story and Katie Hannemann were named to the WBI All-Tournament Team. The contest was Miller's second postseason championship game appearance as she also led UNLV to the 2004 WNIT title game.

UIC won 11 straight games from Nov. 15, 2013 - Jan. 3, 2014 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).

Under Miller's leadership, three Flames were awarded by the Horizon League for their stellar 2013-14 seasons. Ruvanna Campbell took home the first Defensive Player of the Year award in program history. Additionally, Campbell was named to the All-League First Team and the All-Defensive Team. Rachel Story earned All-League Second Team honors while Terri Bender was voted to the All-Defensive Team.


 

 

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