Women's Basketball to Play Host to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Saturday
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The Series: 2nd meeting. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi leads the series, 1-0. The Islanders defeated the Bears, 62-38, last season.
The Coaches: Ron Vlasin is 49-53 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
ISLANDERS STARTING TO COOL
The Islanders jumped out to a 14-2 start to the season but have lost three of their last four contests. The Islanders lost matchups to
VLASIN NEARS MILESTONES
Head coach Ron Vlasin is nearing a pair of coaching milestones. He will be looking for his 50th career collegiate coaching victory on Saturday. As a prep coach, Vlasin notched 546 career wins. Vlasin has totaled 595 career victories as a coach.
The Bears have won four straight games for only the second time during head coach Ron Vlasin's tenure at UNC. The last time the Bears won four straight games came during the 2003-04 season when the Bears defeated
FOSDICK REACHES CAREER-HIGH
Sophomore guard Jena Fosdick scored a career-high 20 points in the 98-65 win over
DILLON IS AUTOMATIC AT THE LINE
Sophomore guard Bailey Dillon has made 25 straight free throws this season to tie the school record held by Shelley Lindstrom, who set the record in the 1991-92 season. Dillon made her first free throw of the season and then missed her second free throw against
FLAVIN FINDS FORM
Senior guard Kayla Flavin is still not 100 percent after suffering a torn ACL on
VAN ORDEN PRODUCES OFF THE BENCH
LEANING ON LIEN
Freshman center Breanna Lien had a perfect shooting night against
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MCCARROLL SNAGS CAREER-HIGH
Junior forward Cindy McCarroll tallied a career-high 14 points in the win over
Redshirt sophomore center Nicole Ford put together her finest effort as a collegian on Jan. 24 when she tallied 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the Bears' 75-50 win over
DILLION TIES FT MARK
Sophomore guard Bailey Dillon tied the Bears' single-game record for highest free throw percentage by making all 10 of her free throws. Dillon tied a record held by Carol Franta (12-12 -
VEAL BACK IN ACTION
Freshman Dani Veal returned to action on Jan. 29 in the Bears' 75-57 win over
BARBOUR OUT FOR REST OF THE SEASON
Sophomore guard Heather Barbour will miss the rest of the season after having a rod inserted in her right leg. Barbour missed the second half of the 2003-04 season with a leg injury as well. Barbour played in 15 games (started eight games) this season and averaged 6.3 points per game. In 2003-04 Barbour played in 13 games (started 11 games) and averaged 11.4 points per game.
LAMBRECHT THE LEADER
Sophomore guard Kendra Lambrecht is the Bears' leading scorer this season (8.6 points per game) and as of late, she has become the Bears' top offensive option. Overall this season, Lambrecht has been the Bears' top scorer in seven contests.
FROM WAY DOWNTOWN
Sophomore forward Danielle Hagen put together a tremendous all-around game in the Bears' 77-48 win over IPFW on Dec. 30.
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
A six-member group from the conference, headed by commissioner Doug Fullerton, fanned out across campus Wed., Feb. 2, to collect information about the school.
"I think the impression they left was really favorable - they left no stone unturned,"
A report based on the group's visit will be written to
"Our presidents will have that decision made no later than their meeting in May. I anticipate sometime in April,"
"We are going to demand some things if this marriage is consummated and that would mean they would have to get there within three years,"
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