Feb. 21, 2014
UAB (14-10, 6-5 C-USA) vs. Tulane (19-6, 10-2 C-USA)
Saturday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. CT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The UAB women's basketball team will welcome Tulane on Saturday, Feb. 22 to Bartow Arena. The game is set to tip off at 2 p.m. CT.
The game has been designated as a `White Out' and fans are encouraged to wear their white UAB gear to support the Blazers against the Green Wave. It will also be Alumni Day, with former Blazers being honored at halftime of the game.
Fans can also listen to the game free on UABsports.com.
- Conference USA: UAB sits in sixth place in the league after two wins last week. Tulane is currently second in the conference standings and has won four-straight games.
- Evenly matched: The Blazers and the Green Wave rank within one place of each other in four different C-USA statistical categories, scoring defense, scoring margin, free-throw percentage and field-goal percentage. The teams rank within two places in defensive field goal percentage, three-point field goal percentage, defensive rebounds and three-point field goals.
- UAB ranks second in C-USA in field goal percentage, field goal percentage defense, three point percentage, blocked shots, defensive rebounds and defensive rebound percentage.
- Against Louisiana Tech, Seniors Karisa Chapman and Ashley Grimes combined for 50 points. Both players also recorded double-doubles. It was the second time this season two Blazers have recorded double-doubles in the same game and the fourth time two players have scored more than 20 points.
- Chapman is second in C-USA in points per game during league play. She is averaging 23.3 ppg in UAB's 11 conference games and has scored more than 20 points in eight of those games.
A Look At the Green Wave
Tulane (19-6, 10-2 C-USA) carries a four-game winning streak into Saturday's game. The Green Wave sit second in C-USA standings with just two losses in league play. Three players are averaging double figures, led by Danielle Blagg with 12.0 ppg. Jamie Kaplan and Tiffany Dale are each adding 11.6 ppg. Dale leads the team with 8.2 rpg. Kaplan ranks second in the conference with 6.6 assists per game.
UAB and Tulane have a long history that dates back to the first meeting in 1980. Saturday's game will mark the 33rd time the teams have met in the series. Tulane holds a 23-9 lead over UAB and has won the last five meetings. Most recently, the Green Wave edged the Blazers, 57-52, in a close game on Feb. 21, 2013 in Bartow Arena.
Clutch Free Throws
Against Louisiana Tech, UAB converted 25-of-30 free throws (83.3%) to clinch the win over the Lady Techsters. The Blazers opened the second half with a streak of 14-straight from the charity stripe that helped put them in the lead. Senior Ashley Grimes netted a perfect 10-of-10 from the line to lead the team.
Two Players with Double-Doubles
For the second time this season, UAB had two players record double-doubles in the same game. Chapman and Grimes both finished with a double-double in the win over Louisiana Tech. Earlier this season, Grimes and sophomore Brittany Winborne both earned their first career double-doubles against East Carolina. It was the first time since 2007 that two players had double-doubles. Grimes finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds and Winborne had 10 points and 10 rebounds. The last two players to do so were Carmen Guzman and Diamond Rogers, who did so on Feb. 22, 2007 against Rice.
Multiple 20-point Scorers
For the fourth time this season, UAB had two players score over 20 points in the same game. Karisma Chapman and Ashley Grimes both eclipsed the 20 point mark in the win over Louisiana Tech. Chapman led the team with 29 points and Grimes added 21 points on the night. It was the 11th time this season Chapman has scored over 20 points and the sixth game for Grimes.
Chapman Does It All
Senior Karisma Chapman can be found at the top of nearly every statistical category for UAB. Against UTSA, Chapman became just one of four players in the nation to record at least 26 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals. She finished the game with 27 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists and a career-high eight steals. Chapman has recorded 13 double-doubles this season, which ties for the fifth most among C-USA players.
Strong on Both Sides of the Ball
UAB ranks among the top three in Conference USA in both field goal percentage and field goal percentage defense. The Blazers are the only team to be in the top three in those categories. On the season, UAB is second in the league with a .426 percentage and are holding opponents to just .367 percent shooting.
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 11 games of 20+ points after scoring 29 in the win over Louisiana Tech. Fellow senior Ashley Grimes has reached the mark in six games this season, most recently with 21 against Louisiana Tech, and sophomore Chelsee Black has done so in three games.
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