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The Series: 3rd meeting. The teams split a pair of games when they met each other for the first time on each other's home court last season.
The Coaches: Ron Vlasin is 46-53 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
HOME SWEET HOME
Saturday's game will be the second straight home contest for the Bears.
Both squad should get acquainted with one another quite well by the end of the season. The squads met twice last season and each team won on their home floor.
BEARS SNAP SKID
Coach Ron Vlasin and his squad snapped a four-game losing streak for the second time this season when they scored a 75-50 win over visiting
Redshirt sophomore center Nicole Ford put together her finest effort as a collegian on Monday when she tallied 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the Bears' 75-50 win over
LAMBRECHT THE LEADER
Sophomore guard Kendra Lambrecht is the Bears' leading scorer this season (9.5 points per game) and as of late, she has become the Bears' top offensive option. Lambrecht has led the team in scoring in the past five games and six out of the past seven. It was no different against Adams State (Jan. 24) as Lambrecht led the way with 20 points, including 6-of-10 from beyond the three-point arc. Overall this season, Lambrecht has been the Bears' top scorer in seven contests.
LAST SEASON'S MEETINGS
The Wolverines and Bears last matchup came in last season's finale in
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 have five players averaging at least 6.0 points per game, but none of the five are averaging double digits. Kendra Lambrecht (9.5 ppg), Danielle Hagen (6.8 ppg), Kayla Flavin (6.6), Jena Fosdick (6.4 ppg) and Heather Barbour (6.3 ppg) are all averaging over six points per contest this season.
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