Jan. 10, 2014
UAB (8-6, 0-1 C-USA) at
Saturday, Jan. 11 at 1 p.m. ET
The Blazers and the Thundering Herd are set to tip off at 1 p.m. ET/12 p.m. CT.
UAB and Marshall will meet for the 20th time in series history with UAB holding a 10-9 advantage. The teams met twice last season, with the Blazers coming away with victories in both games. Most recently, UAB topped the Herd 61-43 on Feb. 17, 2013.
UAB, who ranks third in the league in blocked shots (4.98 per game), put down eight against UTEP. Karisma Chapman led the team with four blocks, while Kayla Anderson added three blocks. It was
Chapman Climbing the Ranks
Senior Karisma Chapman has certainly left her mark on the UAB women’s basketball program. Chapman is second in school history in steals (248) and jumped up to fifth in blocked shots (76) after recording four against UTEP. As a junior, she became the 26th player in school history to reach 1,000 points, and as since added to her total. With 1,302 points, she has moved into 16th all-time and is 30 points away from 15th.
In the two games against Vanderbilt and UTEP, Karisma Chapman and Chelsee Black have each scored over 25 points. Black finished with 29 against Vanderbilt and then had 26 against UTEP. Chapman tallied 27 points against the Commodores and added 26 against UTEP. It was the first time that two UAB players have scored more than 25 points in consecutive games since the 2001 season, when Blazer greats Natasha Thomas and Deaana Jackson did it.
A Trio of Leading Ladies
The group of senior forward Karisma Chapman, senior guard Ashley Grimes and sophomore point guard Chelsee Black have combined to lead UAB in scoring in all 13 games in the 2013-14 season. The three are all averaging double figures and have all scored in double-digits in eight games this season.
UAB Efficient Behind the Arc
The Blazers have been shooting well from three-point range this season. They currently rank third in Conference
Blazers Attacking the Boards
The Blazers have been strong on the boards in the 2013-14 season. They have outrebounded their opponents in 10 of the 13 games so far this season. Three different players have reached over 10 rebounds in a contest. Karisma Chapman has recorded double-digit rebounds three times, sophomore Dy’Man Webb had a career-high 11 against
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