Women’s Hoops Travels To UW-Stout

Posted on December 13th, 2016 by

Gustavus at Wisconsin-Stout
Date: Tuesday, December 13
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Menomonie, Wis. | Dewey Mintz Court
Live Coverage: Stats | Video

GAME NOTES

ST. PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus Adolphus College women’s basketball team is set for a non-conference matchup tonight, traveling to Menomonie, Wis. to face the University of Wisconsin-Stout. The 9-0 Gusties are set to tip off against the 3-5 Blue Devils at 7 p.m.

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Setting the scene: The Gustavus Adolphus College women’s basketball team is set for a nonconference matchup Tuesday evening, traveling to Menomonie, Wis. to take on the University of Wisconsin-Stout. The Gusties enter with a 9-0 overall record while the Blue Devils are 3-5 on the season.

Gustvaus most recently earned its ninth win of the season on Saturday, defeating Saint Mary’s University by a score of 49-45 to remain undefeated. The game marked the first time this season in which a Gustie win was decided by single figures.

The series: Tuesday’s contest marks just the third all-time meeting between Gustavus and UW-Stout with the Gusties holding a 1-1 record against the Blue Devils. Last season, Gustavus defeated UW-Stout by a score of 72-67 at Gus Young Court in the Gustavus Classic.

Scouting the Blue Devils: The University of Wisconsin-Stout has begun the 2016-17 season with a 3-5 record. The Blue Devils most recently defeated the University of Dubuque by a score of 72-59 on Saturday. The Blue Devils average 70.5 points per game and is led by sophomore guard Kyncaide Diedrich, who is averaging 12.6 points per game.

Gustavus notables:

– The Gusties’ 9-0 start marks the best start of the season since the 2002-03 Gustavus squad began the season with a 13-0 record before suffering its first loss.

– Gustavus ranks first in the MIAC in team field goal percentage (47.5), assists per game (18.4), and steals per game (14.2).

– Saturday’s 49-45 win over Saint Mary’s marks the first game this season in which the win was decided by single figures.

– In last Wednesday’s win over St. Olaf, Mikayla Miller (Jr., Goodhue, Minn.) scored 25 points to eclipse 1,000 points for her career. She becomes the 11th all-time Gustavus women’s basketball player to reach the 1,000-point mark and is also the fastest to do so.

– Mikayla Miller leads the Gusties, averaging 17.6 points per game – which ranks third in the MIAC.

Miranda Rice (Jr., Forest Lake, Minn.) ranks among the top-five scorers in the MIAC, averaging 16.3 points per game. Her 61.9 field goal percentage is second in the MIAC. Hannah Howard (Sr., St. Paul, Minn.) ranks right behind Rice, shooting 61.9 percent from the field.

 

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