Feb. 14, 2014
UAB (13-10, 5-5 C-USA) at Louisiana Tech (7-16, 2-8 C-USA)
Saturday, Feb. 15 at 5 p.m. CT
Game Coverage: Live Stats
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The UAB women’s basketball team will be back on the road as it takes on Louisiana Tech on Saturday, Feb. 15. The game is slated to begin at 5 p.m. CT in Ruston, La.
Scouting the Lady Techsters
Louisiana Tech will have a quick turnaround after falling to Charlotte, 85-61, on Thursday night. The Lady Techsters have lost their last three games coming into tonight’s matchup. Louisiana Tech has four players averaging double figures, led by Whitney Frazier with 16.0 ppg. Frazier also leads the team in rebounds with 9.8 rpg and has tallied 12 double-doubles this season.
It will be the first meeting between UAB and Louisiana Tech as the Lady Techsters were one of eight teams to join Conference USA this season. This will be the eighth game this season that the Blazers have faced an opponent for the first time and the second-straight. UAB is coming off a win over UTSA in their first meeting on Wednessday.
UAB is the only team in Conference USA to have three players score 20 or more points in at least three games. Chapman leads the Blazers with 10 games of 20+ points after scoring 27 in the win over UTSA. Fellow senior Ashley Grimes has reached the mark in five games this season and sophomore Chelsee Black has done so in three games.
The Blazers are one of the league’s top teams in field goal percentage this season. The team leads the league in field goal percentage with a .439 average in conference play and ranks second on the season (.428). UAB also ranks first in 3-point field goal percentage, shooting .332 from behind the arc on the season.
Burroughs For Three!
After moving into the starting lineup, junior Miranda Burroughs has been a spark for the Blazer offense. She has scored in double figures in each of the last three games, including a career-high 18 points against UTSA. In that span, Burroughs has connected on at least three 3-pointers and hit a career-high six against UTSA. She finished 6-for-7 for a percentage of .857, which ties for the best by a single player this season.
Chapman Climbing The Ranks
Senior Karisma Chapman has certainly left her mark on the UAB women’s basketball program. Chapman is now second in school history in steals (266) and jumped up to fourth in blocked shots (86). As a junior, she became the 26th player in school history to reach 1,000 points, and has since added to her total. With 1,493 points, she has moved into 11th all-time and needs just 13 points to surpass Amber Jones for 10th.
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