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    FIGHTING IRISH All-America Ruth Riley has helped the Irish to a 4-1 start.
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    All-America Ruth Riley has helped the Irish to a 4-1 start.
    FIGHTING IRISH

    Dec. 8, 1999

    No. 7/6 Notre Dame (4-1) at
    No. 18/16 Purdue (5-1)

    Date: Wednesday, December 8, 1999
    Places: Mackey Arena (14,123)
    Time: 7:30 p.m. (EST)

    Radio: All Notre Dame games are broadcast on WJVA-AM (1580 in South Bend). Jeremy Gray provides play-by-play for games.
    Television: WHME-TV 46 (South Bend), Craig Wallin (play-by-play analyst) and Bob Nagle (color analyst).

    TONIGHT'S GAME -- Notre Dame, ranked seventh in the Associated Press and sixth in the ESPN/USA Today polls, enters this evening's game at Purdue (5-1) having won three straight. The Irish are coming off wins over North Carolina (99-86) and Liberty (85-68) at the Wachovia Women's Invitational Tournament in Richmond, Va., as the Irish captured the tournament crown in the seventh annual event.

    This will be the 11th meeting between the two in-state schools and the first since the Midwest Regional semifinals of the 1998 NCAA tournament. The two teams have played eight times during the regular season. The last time the two schools met during the regular season was in 1997. The Boilermakers hold an 8-2 advantage in the series.

    The Irish moved up four spots from 11th to seventh in the Associated Press ranking. Notre Dame was out of the top 10 last week for the first time since the November 16, 1998 poll. The Irish had been ranked up until that point a school-record 19 consecutive weeks in the top 10. Notre Dame moved up two places to sixth from eighth in the ESPN/USA Today ranking.

    Tonight's game is the fifth road contest for the Irish in their first six games. Notre Dame returns to the Joyce Center on Saturday, December 11 when the Irish entertain Michigan State at 2:00 p.m. Following that contest, Coach Muffet McGraw's squad will have an eight-day hiatus from play because of final exams.

    Notre Dame Probable Starting Lineup

    No.   Name                 Hometown        Pos.  Ht.   Cl.   PPG   RPG      
    32   Jullie Henderson***   Ann Arbor, MI   F/C   6-3   Sr.   4.8   2.6      
    00   Ruth Riley**          Macy, IN         C    6-5   Jr.  14.8   4.8      
    22   Alicia Ratay          Lake Zurich, IL  G    5-11  Fr.  18.4   5.2      
    33   Niele Ivey**          St. Louis, MO    G    5-8   Sr.  11.8   4.0
    41   Imani Dunbar**        San Angelo, TX   G    5-7   Jr.   1.2   1.6
    

    Off The Bench

    3    Ericka Haney*         Toledo, OH      G/F   6-1   So.  10.8   6.2      
    11   Karen Swanson         Westlake, OH     G    5-7   Fr.   0.3   0.5      
    12   Danielle Green***     Chicago, IL      G    5-8   Sr.  12.0   4.5      
    23   Monique Hernandez     Rio Rancho, NM   G    5-9   Fr.   2.0   1.4      
    31   Amanda Barksdale      Friendswood, TX  F    6-3   Fr.   0.0   0.6
    44   Meaghan Leahy*        Wilbraham, MA    F    6-4   So.   4.4   4.4
    50   Kelley Siemon**       Edina, MN        F    6-2   Jr.   6.0   4.0
    

    * Indicates monograms won

    IRISH CAPTURE WACHOVIA WOMEN'S INVITATIONAL - Notre Dame captured the Wachovia Women's Invitational tournament in Richmond, Va., as the Irish beat North Carolina and Liberty in the seventh annual event. The tournament is recognized as one of the most prestigious in-season events.

    Junior center Ruth Riley was named MVP of the tournament in addition to being selected along with freshman Alicia Ratay to the all-tournament team. Riley scored 32 points (the third 30-point performance of her career) against Liberty in the championship game as she connected on 12-of-14 shots from the field and was a perfect eight-for-eight from the free throw line. In addition, she had seven rebounds and two blocked shots in 29 minutes of action. Against North Carolina, she registered 12 points, seven rebounds and four blocked shots in 28 minutes. For the tournament she averaged 22.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocked shots. Riley also was 17-of-22 (.773) from the field and a perfect 10-for-10 from the charity stripe.

    Ratay had the first 30-point performance of her career, and second-ever by a Notre Dame freshman, when she tossed in 32 points on a 12-for-15 shooting performance against North Carolina. The Irish rookie also hit six-of-eight from three-point range. In the championship tilt, she was the only other Notre Dame player in double figures as she netted 17 points, grabbed four rebounds and dished off five assists playing a season-high 36 minutes. For the tournament, she averaged 24.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.5 steals. Ratay shot 18-of-25 (.720) percent from the field and was seven-for-11 (.636) from three-point range.

    POLL WATCHING - Notre Dame is ranked eighth in the Associated Press poll and sixth in the ESPN/USA Today ranking. Notre Dame slipped out of the top 10 of the AP poll for the first time since Nov. 16, 1998 last week as the Irish were 11th after being ranked a school-record 19 straight weeks. Coach Muffet McGraw's squad has now been ranked 21 consecutive weeks in the top 10 of the ESPN/USA Today ranking. Notre Dame has earned a top 25 ranking for 24 consecutive weeks, which ties the school record for consecutive weeks ranked set from February 5, 1996 thru March 10, 1997.

    HEAD COACH MUFFET McGRAW - Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw is in her 13th season with the Irish and 17th as a collegiate coach. She has guided Notre Dame to four straight NCAA tournament appearances and six overall. McGraw led the Irish to the 1997 Final Four as her team claimed the East Regional championship. In 1998, McGraw's squad finished with a 22-10 mark and advanced to the Sweet 16. In 12-plus seasons at Notre Dame, she has a record of 265-111 (.705), and in 17-plus campaigns overall, her teams have registered a 353-152 (.699) ledger. Prior to coming to Notre Dame, she spent five seasons at Lehigh where she compiled an 88-41 record for a .683 winning percentage. Last season, McGraw, after guiding the Irish to their sixth consecutive 20-win season, was named as a finalist for the Naismith Women's Basketball and Associated Press coach-of-the-year awards.

    PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER MAGAZINE TO FOLLOW IRISH ALL SEASON - Annette John-Hall, a feature writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer will be following head coach Muffet McGraw, a native of Pottsville, Pa., and the Irish all season long and feature them in the magazine section of that publication. She will file stories throughout the season on McGraw and her squad. Hall has already written two features introducing the team to the readership and is her at this weekend's tournament.

    SERIES RECORD VERSUS PURDUE - Notre Dame trails the series 8-2 and is 0-4 against the Boilermakers in West Lafayette, Ind. The last time the two played during the regular season was at Notre Dame during the 1997-98 campaign with the Irish taking that contest 77-71. The first-ever win for the Irish over the Boilermakers came in the first round of the 1996 NCAA tournament when Coach Muffet McGraw's squad upset the fifth-ranked Boilermakers 73-60 in Lubbock, Texas.

    RILEY, RATAY COP BIG EAST HONORS - Ruth Riley was named co-BIG EAST Player of the Week and Alicia Ratay was named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week after leading the Irish to three wins last week. Riley, who earns the honor for the fourth time in her career, averaged 19.3 ponts, 6.0 rebounds and 4.3 blocked shots. She also shot 77.4 percent of her shots from the field as she connected on 24-of-31 from the field. Riley, who led the nation in field goal percentage a year ago, has connected on 31-of-42 field goal attempts this season. Ratay, the team's leading scorer with a 14.8 points per game average, averaged 21.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 2.3 steals while shooting 71.0 percent from the field (22-31).

    RILEY PERFECT FROM THE LINE - While the Irish have struggled as a team from the free throw line this season, Ruth Riley is a perfect 12-for-12 from the charity stripe in 1999-2000. The junior center was a perfect eight-for-eight from the field against Liberty in the championship game of the Wachovia Women's Basketball Invitational.

    HOT STUFF - As a team, Notre Dame has hit 51.9 percent (149-287) of its shots from the field. That number has been helped by the squad's last three games as the Irish have connected on a blistering 57.1 percent connecting on 97-of-170 field goal attempts in those contests. Notre Dame shot 51.8 percent in its 77-57 win against Butler, and shot 59.4 percent (68-114) in the two games at the Wachovia Invitational. Against North Carolina in their 99-86 win, the Irish hit 57.1 percent from the field, including a blistering 71.4 percent in the second half as they missed just eight just, making 20-of-28 field goal attempts. Notre Dame was on fire again in the championship game against Liberty as it hit 62.7 percent of its shots (32-51). The Irish hit better than 60-percent of their shots in both halves.

    RILEY NOTCHES THIRD 30-POINT PERFORMANCE - Ruth Riley's 32-point performance in the championship game of the Wachovia Women's Invitational marked the third time in her career that she scored better than 30 points in a game. Riley's had two 30-plus efforts last season, both against Providence College, as she scored 36 and a school-record 41.

    A ROOKIE RARITY - Alicia Ratay's 32-point performance against North Carolina was the first 30-point outing of her brief career and marked just the second time an Irish freshman has scored better than 30 points in a game. The only other Notre Dame rookie to record a 30-point performance was Michelle Marciniak as she scored 33 versus Georgia in a 90-86 loss on December 8, 1991.

    RILEY NAMED FINALIST FOR NAISMITH PLAYER OF THE YEAR - On everyone's preseason All-America teams, Ruth Riley, a third-team Associated Press All-America selection in 1999, is one of 10 finalists for the 1999-2000 Naismith Women's Basketball Player of the Year Award which is presented by the Atlanta Tip-off Club. Riley and the nine other candidates were selected by a vote of the Board of Selectors comprised of leading college basketball coaches, journalists and basketball analysts. She is the first Notre Dame women's basketball player to be named a finalist for the award, which was first presented in 1983. The nine other finalists include: Svetlana Abrosimova (Connecticut), Edwina Brown (Texas), Tamika Catchings (Tennessee), Tamicha Jackson (Louisiana Tech), Maylana Martin (UCLA), Kelly Miller (Georgia), Lynn Pride (Kansas), Semeka Randall (Tennessee) and Nikki Teasley (North Carolina).

    RILEY RECORDS 500 REBOUNDS - Ruth Riley grabbed her 500th career rebound against Butler last Wednesday night to move into 12th on Notre Dame career rebounding list. Riley, who has played in 68 career games, has 517 rebounds in two-plus seasons for a 7.6 career rebounding average.

    TWO NOTCH DOUBLE DOUBLES - Ericka Haney recorded her first career double-double as she had personal bests of 18 points and 14 rebounds against North Carolina. Senior Niele Ivey has her first double-double of the season when she scored 17 points and dished off a career-high 13 assists versus the Tar Heels, which also marked a tournament record at the Wachovia Women's Invitational Tournament.

    TWO MORE READY TO JOIN 1,000-POINT CLUB - Senior Danielle Green and junior Ruth Riley will likely join 14 former Notre Dame women's basketball players who have reached the 1,000-point mark in their careers. Riley has 956 career points for a 14.1 career scoring average. She topped the 500-point mark last season as she scored 514 points for a 16.6 point-per-game scoring average. Green, who was granted a fifth year after sitting out the entire 1996-97 season with a torn Achilles' tendon, has 792 points. She scored just 30 points in 27 games during her freshman year in 1995-96, but has come back each of the last two seasons to average in double figures. Green scored 306 points for a 10.2 scoring average in 1997-98 and tossed in 432 points for a 14.4 points-per-game average a year ago.

    NON-CONFERENCE LOSS A RARITY - Notre Dame's 77-67 loss to Illinois on November 27 marked the first regular season loss the Irish had suffered in 12 outings. Heading into its matchup with the Illini, Notre Dame had won 11 straight non-conference regular season games. Last season, the Irish were 8-0 against non-conference foes during the regular season. Prior to the Illinois game, the last non-conference regular-season loss suffered by the Irish was to Wisconsin (89-77) on December 8.

    NOTRE DAME TO TAKE ON 10 NCAA TOURNAMENT FOES - The 1999-2000 Notre Dame women's basketball slate features 10 teams which last season participated in the 64-team 1999 NCAA tournament field. Notre Dame has already played Toledo, Illinois, North Carolina and Liberty with seven other tourney teams on the slate: Boston College (Feb. 5), Connecticut (Feb. 26), Florida International (Dec. 19), Marquette (Jan. 2), Purdue (Dec. 8), Rutgers (Feb. 19) and Toledo (Nov. 20).

    BIG EAST DEBUTS 16-GAME SLATE - The BIG EAST Conference will begin its 16-game league schedule this season. That's a change from the 18-game format which had been in existence since the league expanded to 13 teams in 1995-96. In 1999-2000, Notre Dame will play Georgetown, Pittsburgh, Miami and St. John's twice and has single games against West Virginia, Seton Hall, Syracuse, Providence, Villanova, Rutgers and Connecticut.

    RATAY NETS 18 IN DEBUT - Freshman guard Alicia Ratay, a first-team Parade High School All-American, scored 18 points in her collegiate debut. It was the most by an Irish rookie in her first college game since Michelle Marciniak scored 16 points in an 86-70 loss to Penn State on November 22, 1991. Ratay's five field goals were all from three-point range as she hit five-of-eight field goals from beyond the arc.

    RILEY HELPS USA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL CAPTURE SILVER MEDAL - Ruth Riley was one of 12 players selected to the 1999 World University Games Team. She and 1999 graduate Sheila McMillen (now an assistant coach at Western Michigan) were among the 44 players invited to Colorado Springs, Colo., for the five-day tryout. The team, coached by Penn State's Rene Portland, took home the silver medal after posting a 4-2 mark in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, site of the basketball competition. Riley appeared in all nine games with the USA and started five of those contests and was the team's third-leading scorer and second-leading rebounder as she averaged 9.3 points and 5.2 rebounds, with a .630 field-goal percentage. At a tournament in Madrid Spain prior to the start of the World University Games, the USA Women's Basketball squad posted a 3-0 mark and captured first-place. During those three games, she averaged 7.3 points and 5.3 rebounds. This was Riley's second stint with the USA Women's basketball program. In the summer of 1998, she was a member of the USA Women's Basketball Select Team.

    SIEMON TOURS WITH BIG EAST TEAM - Junior Kelley Siemon averaged 6.6 points and 4.6 rebounds in helping the BIG EAST/Nike Women's Basketball All-Stars to a 4-1 record in a '99 summer tour of Belgium and Germany. Siemon scored 14 points in the win over Aalst (Division) and had seven points and eight rebounds in a win over the Belgian Junior National Team. The team was coached by Boston College's Cathy Inglese.

    THERE'S A NEW KID ON THE BLOCK - Coquese Washington, who played for Notre Dame from 1989-93, has joined head coach Muffet McGraw's coaching staff this season as an assistant coach. She replaces Letitia Bowen who has become the administrative assistant to the women's basketball program while attending graduate school. Washington, the Notre Dame record holder for steals (307) and steals average (2.7), has played professionally the last three years. During the summers of 1998 and 1999, she has been a member of the Women's National Basketball Association's (WNBA) New York Liberty. This past season, her Liberty advanced to the finals of the WNBA Championship. The 5-6 guard, who led the Irish in steals all four seasons she was at Notre Dame, spent the 1996-97 season on the roster of the Portland Power franchise of the now defunct American Basketball League (ABL).

    IRISH SIGN TWO - Notre Dame signed two players listed among the top 40 prep players in the country during the early signing period. Jeneka Joyce, a 5-9 shooting guard from Topeka, Kan., and Le'Tania Severe, a 5-9 point guard from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., were rated 26th and 40th, respectively, by Blue Star Basketball.

    PRESEASON HONORS FOR RILEY - The name Ruth Riley appears on preseason All-America teams of several publications. Notre Dame also is ranked in the polls of every preseason publication.

    • Street & Smith's: Ruth Riley - High Honorable, Notre Dame Mention, Notre Dame - 7th
    • Athlon College Basketball: Notre Dame - 8th
    • Basketball News: Notre Dame - 8th
    • Women's Basketball News Service: Ruth Riley - Second Team, Alicia Ratay - All-Freshman Third Team, Notre Dame - 9th
    • Women's Basketball Journal: Ruth Riley - Second Team, Notre Dame - 25th

    QUICK PLAYER BIOS:

    • Amanda Barksdale has played in all five games.
    • Imani Dunbar has started the last three games for the Irish earned first career start against Butler ... in that game, she dished off a personal best five assists in the game while playing a career-high 22 minutes ... provided a spark off the bench against Toledo as she played nine minutes and had career-highs of four rebounds and four assists.
    • Danielle Green came off the bench to score 16 points and grab seven rebounds in season opener ... earned start in the second game of the season against Illinois ... has missed the last three games following a disciplinary suspension for violation of team rules ... averaged 12.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in the two games she played.
    • Ericka Haney has come off the bench in the last three games after earning starts against Toledo and Illinois ... has been in double figures in scoring in three games ... recorded first career double-double with personal bests of 18 points and 14 rebounds against North Carolina ... tallied a season-high 11 points against Butler and also added five rebounds and three assists in the game ... scored 10 points in her first collegiate start in the season opener at Toledo ... averaging 10.8 points and a team-high 6.2 rebounds.
    • Julie Henderson has started the last three games after coming off the bench in the first two games... had season-highs of six points against both North Carolina and Liberty at the Wachovia Women's Invitational Tournament ... had a season-high four rebounds against the Tar Heels ... averaging 4.8 points and 2.6 rebounds.
    • Monique Hernandez has played in all five games ... played a season-high 15 minutes in both the Butler and North Carolina contests ... scored four points and grabbed four rebounds against Butler.
    • Niele Ivey has started all five games and is averaging 11.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 6.4 assists ... had first double-double of the season with a season-high 17 points and career-best 13 assists versus North Carolina in the Wachovia Women's Invitational Tournament ... the 13 assists in the game also marked a tournament record ... has scored in double figures in three games.
    • Meaghan Leahy has come off the bench for the Irish in all five games ...averaging 4.4 points and 4.4 rebounds ... had a career-high nine points and tied her personal best while playing 24 minutes (also a career-high) against Butler ... scored seven points and grabbed seven rebounds in 18 minutes of action against Illinois.
    • Alicia Ratay is the leading scorer on the team averaging 14.8 ppg. ... turned in only the second 30-point performance by an Irish rookie when she scored 32 points against North Carolina ... has scored in double figures in four games ... in her collegiate debut, scored a game-high 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds in 33 minutes of action ... it was the most points by an Irish rookie in a season opener since 1991 ... tallied 16 points and dished off seven assists against Butler ... earned BIG EAST Rookie of the Week honors for the week of December 6 and was selected to the all-tournament team at the Wachovia Women's Invitational Tournament.
    • Karen Swanson is a walk-on freshman who has played in four games.
    • Ruth Riley was plagued by foul trouble in the first two games of the season and played only 28 minutes in those outings ... had the third 30-plus outing of her career when she scored 32 points against Liberty in the championship game of the Wachovia Women's Basketball Invitational ... averaging 14.8 points and 4.8 rebounds ... grabbed her 500th rebound against Butler ... has been in double figures scoring in four of five games ... blocked a season-high seven shots versus Butler ... was the only player in double figures against Illinois with 16 points in 18 minutes of action ... played only 10 minutes in the season opener at Toledo because of foul trouble ... held scoreless in the contest for the first time in 64 career games.
    • Kelley Siemon has come off the bench in Notre Dame's last four games after starting the season opener against Toledo ... scored a season-high 12 points and grabbed five rebounds against North Carolina ... had season-high seven rebounds against Toledo ... has fouled out of the last two games ... averaging 6.0 points and 4.0 rebounds.

    ASSOCIATED PRESS
    (Week of Dec. 6)

                                 LW
    1.  Connecticut               1
    2.  Tennessee                 3
    3.  Louisiana Tech            4
    4.  North Carolina State      6
    5.  Georgia                   2
    6.  Auburn                    8
    7.  NOTRE DAME               11
    8.  UCLA                      8
    9.  Iowa State               12
    10. Oregon                   13
    11. North Carolina            9
    12. Texas Tech               16
    13. Rutgers                   7
    14. Kansas                   18
    15. LSU                      23
    16. Penn State               14
    17. Illinois                 10
    18. Purdue                   17
    19. Arizona                  21
    20. Duke                     22
    21. Old Dominion             19
    22. Stanford                 20
    23. Santa Barbara            15
    24  Virginia Tech            25
    25. Mississippi State        NR
    

    ESPN/USA TODAY
    (Week of Nov. 29)

                                 LW
    1.  Connecticut               1   
    2.  Tennessee                 3
    3.  Louisiana Tech            4
    4.  North Carolina State      6
    5.  Georgia                   2
    6.  NOTRE DAME                8
    7.  Auburn                   10
    8.  UCLA                      5
    9.  Oregon                   15
    10. Iowa State               14
        Texas Tech               16
    12. Penn State               11
    13. Rutgers                   7
    14  North Carolina           12
    15. Kansas                   18
    16. Purdue                   17
    17. Santa Barbara             9
    18. Duke                     19
    19. Arizona                  23
    20. Illinois                 13
    21. Old Dominion             20
    22. LSU                      25
    23. Stanford                 21   
    24. Virginia Tech            24
    25. Boston College           22 
    

    Irish All-Time vs. 1999-2000 Opponents

    Team               Record
    Boston College      4-3
    Butler             19-6
    Connecticut        0-10
    Georgetown         11-1
    Illinois            1-4
    Liberty             2-0
    Marquette          20-4
    Miami               7-2
    Michigan State      3-6
    North Carolina      1-0
    Pittsburgh          6-0
    Providence          6-0
    Purdue              2-8
    Richmond            1-0
    Rutgers             5-6
    St. John's          7-0
    Seton Hall          7-2
    Syracuse           10-1
    Toledo              3-2
    USC                 1-0
    Valparaiso         12-0
    Villanova           9-3
    West Virginia       6-0
    

    Total 143-58 (.711)

    NOTRE DAME POLL WATCHING
    (Week By Week)

    Date       AP   ESPN/USA Today    
    Preseason   8       9   
    Nov. 15     7       9
    Nov. 22     6       6
    Nov. 29    11       8
    Dec. 6      7       6
    

    Series Record

    Purdue leads 8-2
    Home: 1-3, Away: 0-4, Neutral: 1-1
    Date       Site                  Score
    11-26-84   Notre Dame, IN        L   59-62
    11-30-85   West Lafayette, IN    L   54-71
    12-1-91    West Lafayette, IN    L   66-80
    12-4-92    Notre Dame, IN        L   41-74
    12-8-93    West Lafayette, IN    L   59-66
    11-30-94   Notre Dame, IN        L   83-87
    3-15-96    Lubbock, TX*          W   73-60
    12-5-96    West Lafayette, IN    L   58-73
    12-10-97   Notre Dame, IN        W   77-71
    3-21-98    Lubbock#              L   65-70
    

    *NCAA Tournament (First Round) #NCAA Tournament (Midwest Regional Semifinal)

    Series Scoring Total Average Notre Dame 635 63.5 Purdue 714 71.4

    Current Win Steak: Purdue, 1 game McGraw vs. Purdue: 2-6 ND Biggest Win: 13 (73-60 on 3-15-96) PU Biggest Win: 33 (74-41 on 12-4-92) ND Longest Win Streak: 1 (twice) PU Longest Win Streak: 6 (from 1984-94)

    1999-2000 BIG EAST Coaches'
    Preseason Poll

       1.   Connecticut (10)      142
       2.   Rutgers (3)           135
       3.   NOTRE DAME            121
       4.   Boston College        112
       5.   Georgetown             90 
       6.   Villanova              86
       7.   Miami                  79
       8.   Syracuse               59
       9.   St. John's             46
       10.  Pittsburgh             44
       11.  Seton Hall             39
       12.  Providence             38
       13.  West Virginia          23
    

    Preseason All-BIG EAST First Team: Svetlana Abrosimova (Connecticut), Tasha Pointer (Rutgers), Shea Ralph (Connecticut), Ruth Riley (Notre Dame), Shawnetta Stewart (Rutgers)

    Preseason All-BIG EAST Second Team: Niele Ivey (Notre Dame), Alissa Murphy (Boston College), Katie Smrcka-Duffy (Georgetown), Tammy Sutton-Brown (Rutgers), Tamika Williams (Connecticut)

    BIG EAST Preseason Player of the Year: Svetlana Abrosimova (Connecticut)

    BIG EAST Preseason Player of the Year: Kennitra Johnson (Connecticut)

    Irish Record

    By Day
       On Sundays:      1-0    
       On Mondays:      0-0
       On Tuesdays:     0-0
       On Wednesdays:   1-0
       On Thursdays:    0-0 
       On Fridays:      0-0
       On Saturdays:    2-1
    

    By Time Night Games: 3-0 Day Games: 1-1

    By Location Home Games: 1-0 Road Games: 1-1 Neutral Games: 2-0

    By Halftime Score Lead at halftime: 4-0 Trail at halftime: 0-1 Tied at halftime: 0-0

    By Rebound Margin Outrebounding opponents: 3-0 Outrebounded by opponents: 1-0 Same number of rebounds 0-1

    By Field Goal Shooting Shoot better from field: 4-0 Shoot worse from field: 0-1 Shoot same from field: 0-0 Shoot 50% or better: 2-0 Shoot less than 50%: 1-1 Keep opponents under 50%: 4-1 Keep opponents under 40%: 4-0

    By Free Throw Margin Hit more free throws: 2-0 Hit fewer free throws: 1-1 Same number of free throws: 1-0

    By Turnovers Commit fewer turnovers: 1-0 Commit more turnovers: 3-1 Commit same number of turnovers: 0-0

    By Margin One-point games: 0-0 Two-point games: 0-0 Three-point games: 0-0 Four-point games: 0-0 5-10 point games: 0-1 11-20 point games: 4-0 21-30 point games: 0-0 31+point games: 0-0

    By Conference Mid-American 1-0 Big Ten 0-1 Midwestern Collegiate 1-0 Atlantic Coast 1-0 Big South 1-0

    By Month In November 1-1 In December 3-0 In January 0-0 In February 0-0 In March 0-0


     

     

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