Jan. 13, 2016 Storylines & History
â€¢ The Pioneers start a five-game road trip around the Summit League with a meeting against Western Illinois on Friday.
â€¢ The contest will take place in Macomb, Ill. at the LeRoy A. Ufkes Court at Western Hall.
â€¢ Tip is set for 6 p.m. MT.
â€¢ This will be the fifth meeting in the all-time series.
â€¢ The Leathernecks have a 3-1 edge in the series.
â€¢ WIU has won the last three games, including sweeping last year's season series.
â€¢ DU won the first-ever meeting between the two squads 87-83 on Jan. 26, 2014. Last Time Out
â€¢ Denver got its second straight win last Saturday with a 53-50 overtime victory against IPFW.
â€¢ Jordyn Alt
was a force on the low block, finishing with 13 points and a career-high 17 rebounds, her second double-double this season.
â€¢ Alt's 17 boards were the most in a game since Alison Janecek back in 2014.
â€¢ Jacqlyn Poss
scored a game-high 18 points in the win for the Pioneers.
â€¢ Paige Bradley
added 11 points.
â€¢ DU answered the call on defense, holding the Mastodons to just 32.8 percent shooting, improving its record to 4-3 this year when holding the opposition to under 40 percent shooting.
â€¢ Ciera Morgan
displayed some all-around versatility, scoring five points, grabbing six rebounds and handing out six assists. About Denver
â€¢ The Pioneers are 4-13 on the season.
â€¢ DU averages 52.9 points per game on the year.
â€¢ Denver is allowing 63.4 points a night on the season, which ranks fifth in the Summit League.
â€¢ The Pioneers are shooting 38.1 percent from the field.
â€¢ DU's foes shoot 40.8 percent from the field on the year, good for fifth lowest in the Summit League.
â€¢ Denver is shooting 70.8 percent from the foul line, first in the Summit League.
â€¢ The Pioneers are knocking down 4.3 3s per game this year.
â€¢ DU is connecting on 26.7 percent of its 3s on the season.
â€¢ Denver is dishing out 9.9 assists per contest in 2015-16.
â€¢ Bradley is leading the team in scoring at 12.7 points a contest, good for 10th in the Summit League.
â€¢ Bradley ranks third in the Summit League in assists, averaging 3.4 per contest.
â€¢ Alt is the team's leading rebounder, pulling down 8.1 per game, which ranks fifth in the Summit League.
â€¢ Jesse Spittel
also ranks in the top 10 in rebounding in the Summit League, currently ninth with a 6.8 average.
â€¢ The Pioneers have had two players record a double-double this year in Alt (two occasions) and Spittel (11 points, 11 rebounds) at Milwaukee. About Western Illinois
â€¢ The Leathernecks are currently 9-8 in 2015-16.
â€¢ WIU scores 76.8 points per game, second in the Summit League.
â€¢ Western Illinois is allowing its foes to score 71.2 points per contest, last in the Summit League.
â€¢ The Leathernecks have a +5.6 scoring margin, fourth in the Summit League.
â€¢ WIU shoots 40.6 percent from the field on the season, which ranks fifth in the first in Summit League.
â€¢ Western Illinois is letting teams shoot well against them, allowing 42.5 percent field-goal percentage on the year, seventh in the Summit League.
â€¢ The Leathernecks love jacking up the 3, leading the Summit League in 3s made at 9.8 a game, which also ranks sixth in the NCAA.
â€¢ Michelle Maher and Sophie Reichelt are the team's leading scorers, averaging 13.8 points per game, which is seventh in the Summit League.
â€¢ Maher also has shown to be a willing passer, averaging 4.1 assists a contest, second in the Summit League.
â€¢ Reichelt leads the team in rebounding with a 7.4 average, seventh in the Summit League.
â€¢ Emily Clemens is a pest in the passing lane, swiping 2.4 steals, third in the Summit League.
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