UIC Women's Basketball Takes on Northwestern in Evanston
Nov. 9, 2013
UIC Game Notes
A LOOK AT NORTHWESTERN
UIC GAME NOTES
FIRST BIG TEN FOE
Briana Hinkle scored 20 points en route to a 53-45 home victory the last time UIC played Northwestern (Nov. 14, 2007). Northwestern notched a 72-57 win the last time the programs played in Evanston (Nov. 29, 2006). The Wildcats and Flames played six consecutive seasons from 2002-2007 and UIC won three of the matchups.
LAST TIME OUT
SCOUTING THE WILDCATS
This season marks head coach Joe McKeown’s sixth year with the Wildcats. Northwestern returns 10 letterwinners, three starters and two All-Big Ten honorees from the 2012-13 squad. Last year’s Big Ten Freshman of the Year, Maggie Lyon, is back for her sophomore campaign as she also was recognized as an Honorable Mention All-Big Ten pick by the media. Lyon was second on the team in scoring a year ago, and is the team’s leading scorer amongst returning players, averaging 12.6 ppg.
Point guard Karly Roser returns for her junior season as she is coming off a 2012-13 campaign where she was an Honorable Mention All-Big Ten selection by the media after averaging career highs in points (9.4 ppg), rebounds (4.9 rpg), steals (1.7 spg) and assists (6.3 apg).
CAMPBELL’S UIC DEBUT
Campbell sat out the entire 2012-13 season due to NCAA transfer rules. She spent one year with La Salle (2011-12) and ranked as the Atlantic 10’s top freshmen rebounder (7.6) and shot blocker (1.5). Campbell started 25 games for the Explorers and averaged 28.2 minutes per game.
EMANUEL-CARR’S UIC DEBUT
Emanuel-Carr is a product of Barking Abbey, one of London’s most prestigious basketball academies. She averaged 20 points, five rebounds and five steals per game her final year at Barking Abbey. Emanuel-Carr also helped Great Britain win two games in the U20 European Championship in Albena, Bulgaria.
BENDER SHINES AT POINT GUARD
Bender played a team-high 37 minutes against St. Xavier and led UIC with four steals. Bender also tallied a team-high seven assists and added 10 points.
WALLACE GUARDS THE HOOP
Wallace picked up three blocks, 11 points and seven rebounds in 22 minutes off the bench against St. Xavier. She owns 40 career blocks and needs 25 more this season to enter the program’s Top 10.
KOBEL FROM DOWNTOWN
Kobel continued her sharp shooting in the 2013-14 season opener against St. Xavier. She drained 4-of-11 shots from three-point range and finished with 16 points. Kobel needs 14 more made three-pointers to enter the program’s Top 10.
HANNEMANN AND STORY EARN PRESEASON HONORS; UIC PICKED FORTH
Both Hannemann and Story are coming off stellar years in 2012-13. Hannemann was voted Second Team All-League while Story was selected to the All-Newcomer squad. The duo combined to average nearly 30 points per game and led the Flames in scoring in 24 of their 29 regular season contests.
Hannemann led the team in rebounding (6.9 rpg) and ranked second in scoring (13.6 ppg). Hannemann tallied 22 double-digit scoring performances and five 20-point outings. She shot a team-best .502 from the floor and ranked fifth in the Horizon League. Hannemann’s 3.8 offensive rebounds per game ranked second in the conference.
Story led the team in scoring and ranked sixth in the Horizon League at 15.6 points per game. She also tallied a 3.7 assists per game average, which led the team and ranked ninth in the conference. Story served as the conference’s highest scoring newcomer and was one of just six players in the conference to finish the season with 11 20-point outings.
Zagorac, a 6-foot-3 power forward, will add considerable depth to UIC’s already talented crop of frontcourt players. Emanuel-Carr, a 5-foot-10 guard, is a product of Barking Abbey - one of London’s most prestigious basketball academies.
Johnson comes to UIC after helping Louisburg cut down the nets at the NJCAA D-II National Championship last season. Parks was a four-sport letterwinner at Von Steuben High School in basketball, volleyball, softball and soccer.
TWO NEW ASSISTANT COACHES
Simpson guided Loyola to their first-ever Horizon League Championship game this past March. The Chicago native and graduate of Northwestern (1994) spent the last seven years at Loyola, including the final four seasons as head coach, where he compiled a record of 57-66 (.463).
Sardin spent last season on the Mt. Olive College coaching staff. As an assistant coach at Mt. Olive, Sardin helped the Trojans compile an 18-12 record and an appearance in the NCAA Division II Championship, marking their second-ever postseason berth.
STRONG SCHEDULE LIES AHEAD
Ten of UIC’s 29 games are against programs that advanced to a postseason tournament during the 2012-13 campaign. In addition to Green Bay (NCAA), the Flames play four teams that participated in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) (Idaho State, Miami Ohio, Youngstown State and Butler) and two programs that competed in the Women’s Basketball Invitational (WBI) (SIUE and Detroit).