Northern Colorado Women's Basketball Travels to Weber State, Utah
vs. Weber State University Wildcats (7-4)
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The Series: 8th meeting between
The Coaches: Ron Vlasin is 45-50 in his fourth season as a college coach. Vlasin won nine state championships as a prep coach in
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THE BEAR FACTS
IT'S BEEN OVER 20 YEARS
ROUGH ROAD AHEAD
This week's pair of contests will certainly not be an easy road for the Northern Colorado Bears.
FROM WAY DOWNTOWN
FREE THROW DISADVANTAGE
The Bears had been having a rough go at the foul line this season.
MCCARROLL PROVIDES BENCH SPARK
Junior forward Cindy McCarroll provided a big spark off the bench in the contest with
Sophomore forward Danielle Hagen put together a tremendous all-around game in the Bears' 77-48 win over IPFW.
The Bears' 29-point victory was its largest margin of victory since
BEARS & BIG 12
The Bears have five players averaging at least 6.5 points per game, but none of the five are averaging double digits. Jena Fosdick (7.6 ppg), Kayla Flavin (7.4 ppg), Heather Barbour (7.3 ppg), Kendra Lambrecht (7.3 ppg) and Danielle Hagen (6.5 ppg) are all averaging over six points per contest this season.
DOUBLE-DIGIT STREAK SNAPPED
The Bears did not have a double-digit scorer for the first time in 283 games when the squad failed to yield a 10-point scorer against
MCGRATH WORKS HER WAY INTO THE LINEUP
Junior transfer Molly McGrath was cleared to play by the NCAA prior to the Bears' home win over
BARBOUR, FLAVIN FLOURISH OFF THE BENCH
Heather Barbour and Kayla Flavin came off the bench against UTEP and combined to score 32 points to lead the Bears to the road win. Barbour tallied a game-high 17 points, which included a trio of three-pointers. Flavin netted 15 points of which seven came from the charity stripe.
BIG BENCH EFFORT AGAINST UTEP
As a team the Bears' bench netted 45 points against UTEP. For the second straight game, the Bears' starters failed to make a field goal in the first half of a game. Against
VAN ORDEN SHINES AGAINST
Freshman forward Kirsten Van Orden looks to have recovered from an early season foot injury after tallying a career-high 13 points at
UNC will play seven games against teams that competed in postseason tournaments last season. UNC will take on Nebraska (WNIT), Drake (WNIT), Iowa State (WNIT), Colorado (NCAA), Colorado State (WNIT), UNLV (WNIT) and Maryland (NCAA) this season. Both
The UNC women's basketball team will look to build upon last season's 16-11 record. Last season was the Bears' first year of a four-year transition to Division I.
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BEARS ON THE MOVE TO DIVISION I
BIG SKY TO CONSIDER
The Big Sky Conference Presidents Council moved to take a closer look at the
"We're thrilled that the Big Sky Conference has chosen to take a closer look at the
The Presidents Council met in August and developed a set of expansion criteria and formalized an expansion process. At the time, the Presidents Council discussed adding between one and three schools or remaining at the current eight-team makeup.
"Every institution had support from the Presidents, but the Big Sky Conference Presidents were committed to building a consensus in this process,'' said Big Sky Conference Commissioner Doug Fullerton. "The
The Presidents Council established criteria to evaluate the interested schools. The criteria included academic quality, athletic competitiveness, commitment to gender equity, commitment to student-athlete success and geography with regards to cost of travel and travel time.
A team comprised of a University President, an Athletic Director, a Faculty Representative, a Senior Women's Administrator and Commissioner Fullerton will visit the
Weber State University President Dr. F. Ann Millner, the Chair of the Presidents Council, chaired Monday's meeting. Six of the other seven Big Sky Presidents were in attendance. Sacramento State President Dr. Alexander Gonzalez was unable to attend because of the recent death of a respected faculty member.
The Big Sky Conference is currently made up of eight institutions over seven states - Eastern Washington University, Idaho State University, The University of Montana, Montana State University,
The Big Sky Conference was a nine-team league for the first time in 1987 when