Women's Basketball in Puerto Rico for San Juan Shootout|
Nov. 26, 2013
A LOOK AT OHIO
A LOOK AT TEXAS SOUTHERN
UIC GAME NOTES
SEEKING FOURTH STRAIGHT WIN
LAST TIME OUT
UIC has won three straight for the first time since Feb. 9-16, 2012 when the Flames defeated Youngstown State, Cleveland State and Valparaiso. One more win would be UIC’s first four-game win streak since Jan. 14-28, 2012.
UIC shot 65.4 percent in the first half, including 8-of-13 from beyond the arc. The Flames hit just one triple in the second half but still shot 50 percent from three-point land for the first time since Jan. 12, 2013 at Loyola.
THE SAN JUAN SHOOTOUT
FLAMES DOMINATING THE PAINT
The Flames also rank second in blocks (3.6 per game) and three-point field goal percentage (.360). UIC’s strong inside play has helped the Flames score an average of 75.2 points per contest, good for second in the Horizon League behind Wright State (84.5 ppg).
STORY NAMED HORIZON LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Story was named the Horizon League's “Player of the Week" Monday after she averaged 25.0 points and 5.0 made three-pointers a game last week in wins over SIUE (Nov. 20) and Miami. She shot .619 from the field (13-of-21), .714 from three-point land (10-of-14) and sank 14-of-18 free throws. Story also averaged 3.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists over 36.5 minutes per contest.
This is the first such honor for UIC this season and Story’s first career “Player of the Week” award. She earned Newcomer of the Week on Nov. 26, 2012 on her way to being named to the 2012-13 Horizon League All-Newcomer Team. Story now owns 13 performances of over 20 points in her UIC career.
Story’s five three-pointers against both SIUE and Miami are a career high and rank as the Horizon League’s second best effort from beyond the arc. She was 5-of-6 from three-point land against Miami, which ranks is the conference’s most efficient performance.
CAMPBELL FILLS UP THE STAT SHEET
Campbell collected her fourth consecutive double-double against Miami with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Campbell, who was an efficient 5-of-6 from the floor, added a block and a steal over 23 minutes. She has been in double-figures in all five contests this season.
Campbell leads the Horizon League in both double-doubles (4) and 10-plus rebound performances (4). Her three block effort at Northwestern is the Horizon League’s best performance thus far. Campbell set a career-high with 21 points in the season-opener against St. Xavier (Nov. 8).
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.
HANNEMANN CLEANS UP THE GLASS
Hannemann, who scores 12.6 points per contest, ranks eighth in the League in field goal percentage (.452) and is shooting a career-high .758 from the free throw line (25-of-33). Hannemann collected her fourth consecutive double-digit scoring effort against Miami with 18 points on 5-of-10 shooting. Hannemann also tied her career high with three of UIC’s seven steals.
Hannemann tied a career high by pulling down 15 rebounds against Idaho State. Hannemann was the last UIC player to grab 15 rebounds on Feb. 21, 2013 against Wright State. The performance ranks as the second highest in the conference thus far.
BENDER SHINES AT POINT GUARD
Bender is scoring 10.0 points per contest after averaging 6.3 per game last season. She had an all-around solid effort against Miami with 11 points, five rebounds and four assists. Bender hit 3-of-4 three-point attempts in the first half.
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.
KOBEL FROM DOWNTOWN
This season, Kobel has started all five contests and averaged a career-high 9.0 points per game. She ranks tenth in the conference with 1.8 three-pointers made per contest. Her 11 three-point attempts against both St. Xavier and Idaho State are the second most in a single game in the League.
Kobel has also averaged 1.4 steals and 5.0 rebounds over 32.6 minutes per game. Kobel had averaged 2.1 rebounds per contest in her career entering this season.
WALLACE GUARDS THE HOOP
Wallace ranks fourth in the Horizon League in blocks (1.2 bpg) and 12th in offensive rebounds (2.2 per game). Wallace has contributed 5.2 rebounds over 16.4 minutes a contest and shot .700 from the free throw line (14-of-20).
Her three-block effort against St. Xavier is the conference’s best effort thus far. She owns 43 career blocks and needs 22 more this season to enter the program's Top 10.
EMANUEL-CARR IMPRESSES AS A FRESHMAN
Emanuel-Carr had 10 points 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 14.2 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.
HANNEMANN AND STORY EARN PRESEASON HONORS; UIC PICKED FORTH
Both Hannemann and Story had 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.
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.