Jan. 20, 2014
The Last Meeting
January 27, 2013
Minutewomen Suffer 83-44 Loss At #17/16 Dayton
UMass women's basketball faltered at #17/16 Dayton's UD Arena, 83-44 on Sunday afternoon in their second contest against a top-25 nationally ranked team on the season. Freshman guard Jasmine Harris led the Minutewomen with eight points and five rebounds while senior center Jasmine Watson tallied six points, four rebounds and a pair of blocks.
Most Recent Meeting: #17/16 Dayton 83, Massachusetts 44
UMass faltered at #17/16 Dayton's UD Arena, 83-44 on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, in its second contest against a top-25 nationally ranked team on the season. Jasmine Harris led the Minutewomen with eight points and five rebounds while Jasmine Watson tallied six points, four boards and a pair of blocks.
The Flyers hit five of their first eight attempts to race to a 10-2 advantage with 16:22 to play in the first. Niggeling, the conference's leader in three-point field goal percentage entering the contest, knocked down a trey to cut the deficit to 10-5.
After Dayton connected for a 17-0 run to pull ahead, 27-5 with 6:34 remaining, freshman guard Nola Henry keyed in from behind the arc and Watson converted a layup on back-to-back trips down the floor as UMass knocked the deficit down to 27-10 with 4:52 to play in the stanza. The Minutewomen added another 5-0 run two minutes later, with Montgomery hitting a trey and jumper in the span of 42 seconds to make it 34-15 with 1:41 remaining in the first. However, the Flyers answered with a 7-2 run of their own to close the half and reach the 41-17 score at the break.
The Minutewomen continued to battle in the final stanza, with Harris sparking an 8-0 run to make it 52-30 in favor of Dayton with 13:46 remaining. After Millie Niggeling hit a jumper in the paint, Harris fought her way to the basket and drew a foul, knocking down 1-of-2 free throws. On the ensuing trip down the floor, Harris drilled a three-pointer with 14:15 to play before Watson added one of the senior's three buckets 29 seconds later to complete the scoring rush. However, the Minutewomen were unable to drop the deficit further over the remainder of the second half before eventually falling, 83-44.
Scouting Dayton Women's Basketball
Dayton head coach Jim Jabir is in his 11th season leading the Flyers and owns a 198-129 overall record with the program with four appearances in the NCAA Tournament and two berths into the WNIT. Jabir has led Dayton to an 11-4 record through 15 games of the 2013-14 season, including four victories against Atlantic 10 competitors in as many chances.
Andrea Hoover leads five Flyers averaging double-figures in points with 16.8 per game. Amber Deane follows closely behind at 15.6 in each contest as does Ally Malott (15.1) while Cassie Sant adds 13.5 and Kelley Austria provides 12.0 in each appearance.
Dayton's offense has supported it in the squad's current nine-game winning streak as the Flyers average 87.1 points per game against 76.6 given up in each contest. Dayton is also winning the battle of the boards, 45.3-to-38.1 while the squad has taken care of the ball, only turning it over 282 times while dishing out 289 assists.
All Home And Conference Contests Available On A-10 Digital Network
UMass women's basketball will have each of its 13 home games broadcast online through the Atlantic 10 Digital Network. A link will be provided in each game preview to direct fans or other interest parties to the subscription page, where the viewer can purchase the plan he or she believes to be appropriate.
WMUA 91.1 FM To Broadcast Women's Basketball
Each Massachusetts women's basketball contest during the 2013-14 campaign will be broadcast live on WMUA 91.1 FM. Fans can listen in through their FM radio station or catch the game via the online live streaming app, which is free of charge and linked in each game preview. Either Cody Chrusciel or Chris Doherty will be providing play-by-play breakdown for those listening in while John Ryan or Andrew Cyr will serve as the color commentator.
Mital Stopping And Popping Her Way Into The Record Book
In her third year as a Minutewoman Emily Mital has hit 91 career three-pointers for the Maroon and White, the 12th-most made treys in the history of the program. Her junior season success earned her the spot on UMass' all-time leaderboard for made three-pointers as she is 35-for-88 (39.8 percent) with 11 games left to play. Mital needs to make three more attempts to pass Pam Rosanio for 11th.
As a sophomore in 2012-13, Mital hit 48 of her 151 tries from long distance (31.8 percent) after she finished 8-of-39 in the category as a freshman (20.5 percent).
She is also ninth all-time in three-point field goal attempts (278) and her made percentage (.327) puts her in 13th place in the record book for the category currently.
She Gets Buckets
Kim Pierre-Louis has provided a consistent shot in and around the paint as a junior in 2013-14, leading her to hold the sixth-highest field goal percentage in the Atlantic 10 with 98 makes in 196 attempts from the floor (50.0 percent). Her percentage makes her one of only six Atlantic 10 women's basketball players to qualify for the top-15 with a mark about 50.0 percent.
For her career, Pierre-Louis has never shot less than 44.4 percent for a season and has made 150 of her 311 attempts as a Minutewoman (48.2 percent). She was 20-of-43 as a freshman (46.5 percent) and 32-for-72 over her sophomore campaign (48.8 percent).
Dialed In From Distance
Emily Mital is providing a consistent presence from beyond the arc as a junior in 2013-14 as she is hitting 39.8 percent of her attempts from long distance (35-of-88), the eighth-highest percentage in the Atlantic 10 Conference. She is also tied for eighth in the A-10 for made three-point field goals per game (1.8), which is only 1.0 behind second-place Hannah Missry of Fordham.
Mital has improved her three-point conversion rate over each of her three seasons at UMass. She connected on 20.5 percent as a freshman (8-of-39) and was 48-for-151 as a sophomore (31.8 percent). Including her current junior year statistics, Mital is 91-of-278 on treys as a Minutewoman (32.7 percent).
Pierre-Louis Then Vs. Now
One season removed from playing sparingly as a sophomore, Kim Pierre-Louis has established herself as a strong around-the-basket scoring threat through 19 games as a junior in 2013-14. Pierre-Louis currently leads the Minutewomen with 12.5 points per game due to holding the sixth-highest field goal percentage in the Atlantic 10 Conference at 50.0 percent (98-of-196).
In comparison, during her sophomore season Pierre-Louis only produced 4.4 points per game while shooting 32-of-72 on field goal attempts (44.4 percent) and 19-of-28 on free throws (67.9 percent).
Lucky Number 17
Kim Pierre-Louis earned her first collegiate double-double on the strength of 17 points and 17 rebounds at Dartmouth during the Blue Sky Classic at Leede Arena. Pierre-Louis' rebounding total marks the most in a single game for one Minutewoman since Kate Mills pulled down 19 against Dayton on March 7, 2008, a span of 161 games.
Taking Care Of The Rock
Despite drawing two defenders at times, Rashida Timbilla has taken care of the ball through 16 appearances as a sophomore to earn a 1.3 assist-to-turnover ratio, the 11th-best mark in the Atlantic 10. Timbilla has turned it over 37 times but has dished out 49 assists - the most among all Minutewomen - to counter the turnovers.
She has led or tied for the team-high among Minutewomen in assists in eight contests this season and is averaging a team-high 3.1 per game, which is the 13th-most per game in the conference.
Timbilla is the only forward to earn a spot on the conference's top-15 for assist-to-turnover ratio and assists per game.