Women's Basketball

Denver Off to Macomb for Meeting with WIU

Jan. 13, 2016
Game 18: Denver (4-13, 2-2) at Western Illinois (9-8, 2-2)
Date & TimeFriday, January 15 at 6 p.m. MT
LocationWestern Hall
Video & StatsLive Stats | Video
Game InfoDenver Game Notes (.pdf) | Western Illinois | Summit League
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Storylines & History
• The Pioneers start a five-game road trip around the Summit League with a meeting against Western Illinois on Friday.
• The contest will take place in Macomb, Ill. at the LeRoy A. Ufkes Court at Western Hall.
• Tip is set for 6 p.m. MT.
• This will be the fifth meeting in the all-time series.
• The Leathernecks have a 3-1 edge in the series.
• WIU has won the last three games, including sweeping last year's season series.
• DU won the first-ever meeting between the two squads 87-83 on Jan. 26, 2014.

Last Time Out
• Denver got its second straight win last Saturday with a 53-50 overtime victory against IPFW.
• 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.
• Alt's 17 boards were the most in a game since Alison Janecek back in 2014.
• Jacqlyn Poss scored a game-high 18 points in the win for the Pioneers.
• Paige Bradley added 11 points.
• 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.
• Ciera Morgan displayed some all-around versatility, scoring five points, grabbing six rebounds and handing out six assists.

About Denver
• The Pioneers are 4-13 on the season.
• DU averages 52.9 points per game on the year.
• Denver is allowing 63.4 points a night on the season, which ranks fifth in the Summit League.
• The Pioneers are shooting 38.1 percent from the field.
• DU's foes shoot 40.8 percent from the field on the year, good for fifth lowest in the Summit League.
• Denver is shooting 70.8 percent from the foul line, first in the Summit League.
• The Pioneers are knocking down 4.3 3s per game this year.
• DU is connecting on 26.7 percent of its 3s on the season.
• Denver is dishing out 9.9 assists per contest in 2015-16.
• Bradley is leading the team in scoring at 12.7 points a contest, good for 10th in the Summit League.
• Bradley ranks third in the Summit League in assists, averaging 3.4 per contest.
• Alt is the team's leading rebounder, pulling down 8.1 per game, which ranks fifth in the Summit League.
• Jesse Spittel also ranks in the top 10 in rebounding in the Summit League, currently ninth with a 6.8 average.
• 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
• The Leathernecks are currently 9-8 in 2015-16.
• WIU scores 76.8 points per game, second in the Summit League.
• Western Illinois is allowing its foes to score 71.2 points per contest, last in the Summit League.
• The Leathernecks have a +5.6 scoring margin, fourth in the Summit League.
• WIU shoots 40.6 percent from the field on the season, which ranks fifth in the first in Summit League.
• Western Illinois is letting teams shoot well against them, allowing 42.5 percent field-goal percentage on the year, seventh in the Summit League.
• 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.
• Michelle Maher and Sophie Reichelt are the team's leading scorers, averaging 13.8 points per game, which is seventh in the Summit League.
• Maher also has shown to be a willing passer, averaging 4.1 assists a contest, second in the Summit League.
• Reichelt leads the team in rebounding with a 7.4 average, seventh in the Summit League.
• Emily Clemens is a pest in the passing lane, swiping 2.4 steals, third in the Summit League.

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