Nov. 26, 2012
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Off to its best start since the 1994-95 season, the UAB women's basketball team travels to High Point, N.C., on Tuesday to face the Panthers at 7 p.m. ET.
UAB is 6-1 on the year and is coming off the Samford Thanksgiving Classic, where the Blazers picked up two wins in two days. UAB's 6-1 mark is the best start to a season since an 8-1 record to begin the 1994-95 campaign.
UAB at High Point
Millis Center - High Point, N.C. - 7 p.m. ET
Best Start Since 1994-95
The Blazers are off to their best start since the 1994-95 season. UAB is currently 6-1 on the year, while the 1994-95 squad went 8-1 to begin the season. That team went on to finish 19-9 overall.
UAB vs. SWAC
UAB has faced four teams from the Southwestern Athletic Conference this season, holding a 4-0 record against those teams. The Blazers are averaging 72 points per game against those schools, while holding their SWAC opponents to an average of 42 points per contest.
UAB held Arkansas-Pine Bluff to just 17-percent shooting for the game in a 71-25 win on Nov. 19. The Lions' 25 points were the fewest scored against a Blazer team in school history. The previous low was a 31-point performance by South Alabama on Nov. 26, 1996.
Six Games in Double Figures for Jones
Jones, Chapman in Double Figures
Senior guard Amber Jones has scored in double figures in all but one game so far this season. Her season high point total came against Alabama A&M on Nov. 12, when she scored 23 points -- two shy of her career high. Jones is leading the team with a 14.3 points per game average.
Senior guard Amber Jones
and junior forward Karisma Chapman
hold a double-figure scoring average for the season. Jones paces the Blazers with a 14.3 points per game average, while Chapman has scored 13.9 points per contest.
In keeping with last year's record-breaking performance, the 2012-13 edition of the Blazer defense is holding opponents to 35-percent shooting from the field, while teams are averaging 49.9 points per game against UAB.