Women's Basketball to Host Colorado Mines For Exhibition on Tuesday
Nov. 7, 2005
Northern Colorado Bears (0-0)
vs. Colorado Mines (0-0)
NOV. 8, 2005 • 7 P.M. MT • Greeley, Colo. Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion (4,500)
GAME INFORMATION: The University of Northern Colorado women's basketball team gets an unofficial start to the season on Tuesday night when they host in-state rival Colorado School of Mines for an exhibition game at 7 p.m.
The Bears will then have a little over a week to prepare for the regular season opener, which occurs on Friday, Nov. 18 at Air Force.
SERIES OUTLOOK: The Bears lead the all-time series 18-2. In the last meeting, Northern Colorado defeated Colorado Mines 86-60 on Nov. 28, 2003, at the Colorado Christian Thanksgiving Classic in Golden, Colo. The game is the first exhibition between both teams.
THE COACHES: Northern Colorado head coach Ron Vlasin is 54-56 in four seasons at UNC. At the high school level, Vlasin won nine state championships in Colorado. Colorado Mines head coach Paula Krueger is 31-25 in two seasons at Mines.
INTERNET: Log on to UNCBears.com to follow the game and get live stats by using Gametracker.
TICKETS: Call (970) 351-2556 for more information on game tickets and 2005-06 season ticket packages.
NO LACK OF DEPTH
The Bears return nine players that started at least one game last season. Northern Colorado also has three newcomers - Alisa Christopherson, Whitley Cox and Jabrenta Hubbard - that could see substantial playing time as freshmen.
Northern Colorado is 1-1 in its last two exhibitions. The Bears lost to Denver 84-62 on Nov. 14, 2003 but demolished Colorado State-Pueblo 78-59 in last season's opening exhibition game.
After starting out last season 3-9, the Bears have won nine out of their last 12 games. The run included a runner up finish at the Division I Independent Championship Tournament in Orem, Utah.
COORS LIGHT COACHES SHOW
Join head coach Ron Vlasin and the rest of the UNC head coaches at noon every Wednesday at Old Chicago. The luncheon is open to the public and costs only $7.