Women's Basketball Set To Host Idaho State Friday
Nov. 13, 2013
UIC Game Notes
A LOOK AT IDAHO STATE
UIC GAME NOTES
FIRST MEETING WITH IDAHO STATE
LAST TIME OUT
SCOUTING IDAHO STATE
This season marks head coach Seton Sobolewski's sixth year with the Bengals. The Bengals went 18-13 in 2012-13 and ISU has averaged 20 wins over the past three seasons. Idaho State qualified for the WNIT last season, losing to BYU in the first round. Sobolewski led the Bengals to the 2011-12 NCAA Tournament, where No. 14 Idaho State fell to No. 3 Miami.
Idaho State lost seven players this offseason but return two starters from 2012-13 in Lindsey Reed (10.3 ppg, 4.1 rpg) and Kara Jenkins (3.9 ppg, 3.2 rpg). ISU also has eight newcomers on the roster this season.
CAMPBELL FILLS UP THE STAT SHEET
Campbell collected her first career double-double at Northwestern with 14 points and 11 rebounds. It was the first UIC double-double since Feb. 21, 2013 (Katie Hannemann, 35p/15r vs. Wright State). Campbell's double-double followed a career-high 21 points in her UIC debut against St. Xavier.
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 IMPRESSES AS A FRESHMAN
Emanuel-Carr had 10 points on 2-of-6 shooting at Northwestern and began her Flames career with 15 points against St. Xavier. She had three steals against St. Xavier and two more swipes at Northwestern. She has played 22.5 minutes per contest off Regina Miller's bench.
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 fouled out at Northwestern with nine points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals. She 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 against the Cougars.
Bender stood as the only Horizon League freshmen to average more than 6.3 points, 3.4 assists and 1.6 steals per game in 2012-13. She also ranked in the top four in all three categories among League rookies.
WALLACE GUARDS THE HOOP
Wallace had six rebounds and one blocked shot at Northwestern. In the season opener against St. Xavier, Wallace collected 11 points, seven rebounds and three blocks. She owns 41 career blocks and needs 24 more this season to enter the program's Top 10.
KOBEL FROM DOWNTOWN
Kobel has averaged two steals and two made three-pointers over a team-high 34.5 minutes per game. She ranks second in the conference in made three-pointers and ninth in steals.
Kobel had 10 points against Northwestern for the 17th double-digit performance of her career. Kobel also sank a career-high four free throws against Northwestern. She drained 4-of-11 shots from three-point range against St. Xavier and finished with 16 points. Kobel (93 career three-pointers) needs 14 more made three-pointers to enter the program's Top 10.
HANNEMANN CLEANS UP THE GLASS
Hannemann has continued her excellence on the glass as she has averaged 6.5 rebounds over the first two games of the 2013-14 season. Once again, she ranks second in the conference in offensive rebounds (4.0 per contest).
Hannemann collected her 28th career double-digit scoring effort at Northwestern with 14 points. She added seven rebounds, including four offensive, against the Wildcats. Hannemann tallied six rebounds in the season opener against St. Xavier, including four offensive caroms. Hannemann has also drained all six of her free throws this season after hitting 67.5 percent of her charity stripe attempts last season.
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.
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).