SACRED HEART (3-7, 0-0 NEC) VS IOWA STATE (8-2, 0-0 Big 12)
GAME 11 * Ames, Iowa * Hilton Coliseum * 7:00 PM
The Sacred Heart women's basketball team makes the trip to Ames to face Iowa State in the final non-conference matchup of the Pioneers' season. SHU will take on the Big 12 member Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. in the Hilton Coliseum.
Inside the Series...
- This is the opening game between the two teams as SHU looks to get their first win against a Big 12 opponent
SHU Against the Big 12...
- Sacred Heart has yet to play an opponent in the Big 12
- Iowa State will open up Big 12 play for the Pioneers
Scouting the Cyclones...
- The Cyclones started the season on a five-game winning streak eventually losing to #6 Mississippi State 85-81
- Iowa State currently stands 8-1 at Hilton Coliseum, taking advantage of their home court
- The Cyclones have yet to take on a conference opponent this season as Sacred Heart is their last non-conference game before going into Big 12 play
- Iowa State currently sits fifth in the Big 12 with an overall record of 8-2
- Prior to going into Big 12 play, the Cyclones are averaging 84.9 points per game that sits second in the Big 12 behind Baylor The Cyclones currently lead the Big 12 in free throw percentage posting .836% as a team
- They sit atop the Big 12 in three point field goals made, averaging 8.7 per game
- Jadda Buckley is a noteable name for the Cyclones as she is currently averaging 6.5 assists per game. Buckely is also first in the Big 12 in free throw percentage with .952. Buckley is averaging 15.9 points per game so far this season leaving her sixth in the Big 12 in points per game
- Seanna Johnson has posted impressive numbers, averaging 18.5 points per game, and averaging 5.9 defensive rebounds per game
Kelcey Castro Come off the Bench...
Kelcey Castro came off the bench and accounted for 13 of the Pioneers 43 points against New Hampshire this past Sunday. This was Castro's first time this season leading the team in scoring, and her sixth time in her career.
Pioneers on the Road...
Sacred Heart goes into Wednesday's game 2-4 on the road after most recently falling to New Hampshire, 71-43, earlier this week. The Pioneers picked up their first two wins of the season on the road against Fairfield, 56-44, and Binghamton, 77-69.
Kelcey Castro drained three of her five attempts beyond the arc this past Sunday against New Hampshire. Castro ended the night with 13 points.
Taking Advantage of the Line...
Sacred Heart continues to take advantage of shooting at the foul line posting a perfect 100% (7-7) against New Hampshire. SHU has stood out in the month of December shooting 82.4% against Siena, 75% versus Monmouth, and 78% against Hartford at the charity stripe.
Haines Picking Up Boards...
R-Sophomore Katherine Haines pulled down six rebounds against the Wildcats of New Hampshire to co-lead the team in boards. Haines continues to contribute for the Pioneers as she now has 51 rebounds this season and 106 in her career. She is just four rebounds away to overcoming her 2014-15 stats.