Carolina - The
UNCW women's basketball team plays just its second home game of the regular
season Wednesday as it hosts Charlotte in a 5 p.m. contest at Trask Coliseum.
Doubleheader At The Coliseum
Wednesday's matchup with the 49ers will serve as the first
half of a doubleheader with the Seahawk men's team, who will host Coker in the
nightcap at 8 p.m.
Wednesday's game will serve as a "Toys for Tots" contest.
Any fan that brings a new, unwrapped toy to the game will be able to purchase a
ticket for just $5. All tickets for the women's game will also accepted for the
►UNCW squares off against
an in-state opponent for the fourth time in five games with its matchup against
Charlotte on Wednesday. The Seahawks have enjoyed moderate success against
competition from the Tar Heel State in recent years, compiling a 16-11 mark
against in-state foes since the start of the 2007-08 season. UNCW is 1-2
against in-state competition this season, suffering a 60-59 defeat at Wake
Forest and a 67-61 setback at Elon in mid-November before knocking off NCCU,
59-45, for its first win of the season on Nov. 28.
Karneshia Garrett will look to continue her solid play on the glass during the
early part of the season as she enters Wednesday's contest leading the CAA and
ranking 11th in the nation in rebounds per game (12.2). Garrett has grabbed
double-digit rebounds in three of five games this season, highlighted by a pair
of 18-rebound performances at Wake Forest (Nov. 14) and against North Carolina
Central (Nov. 28)
Seahawks are in the midst of a challenging non-conference slate in as seven of
their 11 non-league opponents in 2012-13 qualified for postseason competition
last season, including NCAA Tournament participants Liberty, Northern Kentucky
and West Virginia. In addition, nine of those teams won 15 or more contests,
with six of those teams - Liberty, Northern Kentucky, Richmond, Tulane, Wake
Forest and West Virginia - all reaching the 20-win milestone.
moved to 1-4 on the season as it suffered a 73-58 setback at Tulane on Dec. 2.
►The Green Wave used a 22-6 run over a seven-minute stretch
that spanned both halves to erase a two-point deficit and take control of the
contest. The Seahawks pulled within seven midway through the second half, but a
14-2 spurt for Tulane would end the comeback attempt and give the Green Wave a
double-figure advantage they would hold the rest of the way.
shot above 40 percent from the floor for the second consecutive contest as it
was 22-of-53 (.415) from the field. The Seahawks opened the season connecting
on just 33.3 percent of its field-goal attempts in its first three games.
posted a 50-37 advantage on the boards in the contest and enjoyed an 18-4 edge
in second-chance points as it finished with 17 offensive rebounds. The Seahawks
finished with a season-low five offensive boards.
posted a 29-11 advantage in points off turnovers, highlighted by a 15-5
advantage in the first half.
recorded a season-low three steals as Tulane committed just 10 turnovers.
Green Wave bench outscored the Seahawks reserves, 38-23. It was just the second
time this season and the first time in four games that UNCW's bench as failed
to out-score its counterparts.
recorded double-figure assists for the second straight contest as it finished
with 13 helpers.
Green Wave were 7-of-18 (.389) from three-point range for the contest while the
Seahawks were just 5-of-22 (.227) from beyond the arc.
shot below 60 percent from the free-throw line for the second straight contest
as it was just 9-of-19 (.471) from the charity stripe. The Green Wave was just
12-of-19 (.632) from the line.
game marked the first contest for UNCW outside the eastern time zone since
taking on South Carolina in Cancun, Mexico on Nov. 29, 2008.
Jessica Freeman led all players with 16 points; reaching double figures for the
second time this season.
Kelva Atkins joined Freeman in double figures with 15 points as she matched her
season in that category for the second straight contest. Atkins also
established a new season high with eight rebounds to lead the team in that
Dana Brown got her first career start and matched her career high with 10
Jovana Mandic tallied eight points and established a new career high with seven
carries a 4-2 overall record into Wednesday's contest after suffering a 70-54 home
setback to ACC-foe Florida State on Sunday.
Jennifer Hailey anchors a balanced 49ers attack that features three players in
double figures with a 15.3 points per game average.
also leads the team in rebounding, averaging 11.8 boards per contest to
highlight a Charlotte lineup that has out-rebounded its opponents by an average
of 13.7 caroms per game through six games.
senior Amanda Dowe is second on the team in both scoring (14.0) and rebounding
(10.7) to give the 49ers a second double-double threat in the post.
Ny Hammonds leads the nation in assists (4.7) to power a Charlotte lineup that
has dished out an average of 16.2 assists per game this season. Hammonds also ranks
first on the squad in steals (2.8).
Conseugra is in her second season with the 49ers program. She led the squad to
a 16-14 overall record and a WNIT appearance in her first season in the Queen
Series History Versus Charlotte
rivals UNCW and Charlotte square off for the 18th time on Wednesday in a series
that dates back to the 1979 season.
►The two schools are meeting for the third
consecutive season after having met just twice in the 18 seasons prior to the
start of the 2010-11 campaign.
►The 49ers hold a 12-5 advantage in the all-time
series and have held the edge of late with wins in five of the last six
meetings between the two squads.
►The Seahawks snapped a five-game losing skid
to the 49ers last December with a 74-73 come-from-behind victory at Halton
UNCW Against Charlotte At Home
holds a 3-5 all-time mark against Charlotte at home. The 49ers won the last
meeting between the two programs in the Port City, recording a 66-50 triumph at
Trask Coliseum on Dec. 2, 2010.
According to research conducted by the athletic communications department at
St. John's University, UNCW Head Coach Adell Harris is one of the youngest
Division I head coaches in the country.
is the 10th youngest head coach in the nation based on birth date, having
celebrated her 32nd birthday on May 1, just two days before accepting the head
coaching position at UNCW.
is the youngest coach in the CAA, but not the youngest in the state of North
Carolina. That honor goes to High Point Head Coach DeUnna Hendrix. The
28-year-old is in her first season as head coach of the Panthers.
will face a fellow coaching youngster when the Seahawks square off against
Xavier in December as Musketeers' Head Coach Amy Waugh is the fifth-youngest
head coach on the list at just 31 years old.
Seahawks are 53-0 since the start of the 2002-03 campaign when limiting the
opposition to 50 points or less.
held its first opponent to 50 points or less during the Adell Harris era with a
59-45 victory over North Carolina Central on Nov. 28. The win also marked the
first time the Seahawks had limited its opposition to fewer than 50 points
since a 76-47 victory at Towson on Feb. 24, 2011.
last time the Seahawks lost a game in which they held their opponent to less
than 50 points was a 49-44 setback at rival Campbell on Nov. 17, 2001.
is 69-8 since the start of the 2000-01 campaign when it scores 70 or more points
in a contest.
Seahawks were 10-1 in 2011-12 and are 23-2 since the start of the 2010-11
season when reaching the 70-point plateau.
The 20-20 Club
For second straight season and just the fourth time in
program history, the UNCW women's basketball team reached the 20-win plateau in
a single season in 2011-12.
►The Seahawks finished the campaign with a
20-13 overall mark as they earned their
20th win of the 2011-12 campaign with an 94-87 victory over Hofstra in the
quarterfinals of the 2012 CAA Women's Basketball Championship.
►The team's 20 wins in 201-12 marked the first time in
school history that the program has enjoyed back-to-back 20 win seasons as the
2010-11 squad established a school record with 24 victories.
Freeman, Lee Making
Their Way Up School's Three-Point Chart
Tawanna Lee and redshirt junior Jessica Freeman are both making their way up
the school's career three-point field goals made chart.
currently sits tied for 12th place on the all-time list with 73 three-pointers
made while Lee is 17th with 56 triples converted in her career.
duo are just six and 23 three-pointers away from matching Katy Walters for 10th
place on the school's career three-point field goals made list (79).
players have been consistent from beyond the arc during their careers, with
Freeman 6th (.344) and Lee 7th (.341) on the squad's chart for career
three-point field goal percentage. Freeman led the league in three-point field
goal percentage last season (.414), while Lee was second on the squad (.336) in
UNCW Head Coach Adell Harris took over the Seahawks program last May, she was
already familiar with one player on her new roster from her time at Tusculum
coached current UNCW senior Chelsea McGowen at Tusculum during the 2009-10
the duo combined to lead the Pioneers to a 23-10 overall record, the South
Atlantic Conference Tournament championship and an appearance in the NCAA Elite
averaged 2.1 points and 1.7 rebounds during her freshman season before
transfering to Brunswick Community College for the 2011-12 campaign.
was picked to finish seventh overall during the upcoming 2012-13 season and
senior forward Karneshia Garrett was a Honorable Mention Preseason All-CAA
Seahawks and George Mason were selected to finish seventh in a vote of the
league's 11 head coaches, ahead of Towson, William & Mary and Georgia
was picked to repeat as regular-season champion while James Madison was tabbed
to finish second. Hofstra was picked third, followed by Drexel, Old Dominion,
Northeastern, UNCW and George Mason (tie), Towson and William & Mary (tie)
and Georgia State.
earned Honorable Mention Preseason All-CAA accolades after appearing in 32
games and making 21 starts during her first season with the program in 2011-12.
She averaged 9.8 points and 7.5 rebounds while pacing the team with six