Women's Basketball


Pioneers to Host Leathernecks on Senior Day

Feb. 23, 2018


(16-12) (7-6)


Western Illinois 

(20-8) (9-4)

Saturday, February 24, 2018 | 1 p.m. MT
Hamilton Gymnasium (Denver, Colo.)

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About Denver
• Denver is 16-12 this season and 7-6 in the Summit League.
• On Senior Day, Denver will celebrate Jordyn Alt, Sydney Koel, Ciera Morgan and Jahla Osborne.
• In an 81-60 win over Omaha on Saturday, Claire Gritt scored a team-high 18 points.
• After scoring 22 points vs. Oral Roberts and 15 against Omaha, Lauren Loven was named Denver’s first Summit League Player of the Week.
• Alt chalked up her third double-double on the season with 14 boards against the Mavericks.
• The Crimson and Gold rank 28st in the NCAA for 3-point field goals made with 234.
• DU ranks 34th in the NCAA in total rebounds with 1,137.
• Alt averages 8.0 boards per contest, second in the Summit League.
• The Pioneers are averaging 70.9 points per game this season.
• DU is holding its opponents to 69.2 points per contest this year.
• The Crimson and Gold are shooting 39.5 percent (709-for-1793) from the field.
• Denver is currently holding its opponents to 41.3 percent (681-for-1650) from field-goal range.
• The Pioneers shot 75.0 percent (3-for-4) from behind the arc during the fourth quarter against Omaha.
• As a team, DU is grabbing an average of 40.6 rebounds.
• On the season, the Crimson and Gold are forcing an average of 16.0 turnovers.
• Denver is averaging 14.5 assists per game.
Carie Weinman is third in the Summit with a 3-point percentage of 44.3.
• DU is averaging 7.6 steals per game.
• Alt currently ranks 107th in the NCAA for total rebounds with 225.
• Gritt is the team’s leading scorer, averaging 10.6 points per game. The Arlington Heights, Ill. native sits 14th in the Summit League.
• Against Western Illinois on Jan. 24, DU and WIU combined for an NCAA record 36 3s made.
• Vs. ORU on Feb. 15, Loven led Denver with 22 points
• Gritt is shooting 36.8 percent (35-for-95) from behind the arc.
Madison Nelson ranks ninth in the Summit League with an average of 5.9 rebounds per game.
• From the free-throw line, Denver is shooting 68.6 percent (334-for-487).

About Western Illinois
• The Leathernecks are 20-8 this year and 9-4 in the Summit.
• WIU is averaging 82.6 points per game this season.
• Western Illinois has allowed an average of 66.7 points per game.
• The Leathernecks are shooting 36.5 percent (305-for-836) from deep.
• WIU is shooting 43.2 percent (790-for-1828) from the field.
• Western Illinois’s opponents are shooting 39.2 percent (715-for-1824) from field-goal range.
• As a team, the Leathernecks have snagged 38.3 rebounds per performance.
• Emily Clemens is the squad’s leading scorer with 17.8 points per game.
• WIU’s leading rebounder is Taylor Higginbotham, who has collected 7.3 rebounds per contest.
• Againt NDSU, Western Illinois scored 45 points in the second half.
• The Leathernecks average 10.9 3s per outing. Good enough for third in the NCAA.
• WIU is shooting 75.3 percent (421-for-559) from the charity stripe.
• As a unit, Western Illinois is handing out 18.3 assists per game.
• Taylor Hanneman is shooting 40.7 percent (24-for-59) from 3-point range.





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