St. Mary's at UTEP WNIT Fact Sheet

Tom Gonzales-MinerRush

Second round of the WNIT continues Monday as UTEP and St. Mary's meet for the first time, 7 PM in the Don Haskins Center.

UTEP Miners

Current Record: 25-7

Projected Starters:

Kelli Willingham, Sr, G, 7.7 ppg,

Cameasha Turner, So, G, 7.7 ppg, 2.2 rpg

Chrishauna Parker, Jr, F, 7.0 ppg, 8.6 rpg

Kayla Thornton, Sr, F, 20.2 ppg, 10.3 rpg

Kristine Vitola, Sr, C, 10.3 ppg, 5.3 rpg

Team Stats

Points Per Game 77.8
Opponents 67.6
FG% .416
Opponents% .390
3-point% .321
Opponents% .329
Free Throw% .710
Rebounds Per Game 43,4
Rebounding Margin +3.4
Assists Per Game 15.
Steals Per Game

9.9

*- Third straight game UTEP faces an opponent with 20-plus wins.

*- UTEP has had three games where they have made 30 or more free throws.

*- 21-3 record when UTEP wins the rebounding margin.

*- UTEP is 149-56 at home under Keitha Adams

St Mary's Gaels

Current Record: 23-9, WCC

Head Coach: Paul Thomas

Projected Starters:

Jackie Nared, G, Sr, 21.9 ppg, 7.5 rpg

Kate Gaze, G, Sr, 12.6 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 4.8 apg

Shannon Mauldin, G, So, 6.1 ppg, 3,0 rpg

Danielle Mauldin, F, Sr, 17.3 ppg, 13.3 rpg

Amanda Arter , F, Jr, 2.7 ppg, 2.2 rpg

Team Stats
Points Per Game 77.1
Opponents 71.3
FG% .431
Opponents% .405
3-point% .369
Opponents% .345
Free Throw% .790
Rebounds Per Game 41.9
Rebounding Margin +7.5
Assists Per Game 12.7
Steals Per Game

6.0

*- Fifth straight WNIT Appearance

*- Fourth in the nation in free throw percentage, four players average double figures

*- 25th in the nation in rebounding margin

*- Saint Mary's won four games against teams in the NCAA Tournament (Gonzaga, BYU, USC, CSU Northridge), and had RPI of 48.

*- Senior trio of Jackie Nared (1,634 career points), Danielle Mauldin (1,454) and Kate Gaze (1,296) enter the WNIT with 4,384 career points. They rank fifth, eighth and 12th in the SMC career record book. Mauldin also has 1,279 career rebounds which is an SMC and WCC record.

*- Nared had 27 points, 11 assists in first round WNIT win against Bakersfield 75-68.

Game Info

St. Mary's Gaels (23-9) at UTEP Miners (25-7)

WNIT Second Round

Monday March 24th, 7:00 PM, Don Haskins Center, El Paso TX

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