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Mastodons Look for Revenge Against Jaguars

February 22, 2014



FORT WAYNE, Ind. - The IPFW women's basketball team looks to snap a two-game losing streak as they host in-state rival IUPUI on February 22 for a 2 p.m. tip-off.

Gameday Information
When: Saturday, February 22, 2014 | 2:00 p.m.
Where: Fort Wayne, Ind. | Gates Sports Center
Audio: IPFW Internet Radio; Mike Maahs play-by-play
Live Stats: IPFW Sidearm Live Stats
Live Video: IPFW Sidearm All-Access
Series History: IUPUI leads 13-11
Last Meeting: IUPUI won 70-68 | Indianapolis, Ind. | January 25, 2014

IPFW Mastodons (12-13, 5-6 SL)
Last Game: Lost, 71-66 at Denver on February 15
Coach: Chris Paul | 8th Full Season, 9th Overall
Scoring Leader: Amanda Hyde | 21.2 ppg
Rebounding Leader: Amanda Hyde | 5.0 rpg
Assist Leader: Amanda Hyde | 4.1 apg

IUPUI Jaguars (19-7, 9-2 SL)
Last Game: Lost, 74-56 at South Dakota  Denver on February 15
Coach: Austin Parkinson | 4th season
Scoring Leader: DeAirra Goss | 14.3 ppg
Rebounding Leader: Neven Markovic | 5.7 rpg
Assist Leader: Dawn Luster | 3.1 apg

Scouting the Jaguars
IUPUI had their nine-game winning streak snapped when it fell to South Dakota 74-56 last Saturday. Dee-Dee Bellamy scored a team-high 11 points, while leading scorer DeAirra Goss, who had scored at least 20 points in three straight games, finished with just nine points on 3-of-16 shooting. Collectively, the Jags hit just 35.2 percent of its shots, but the difference came at the free throw line where USD made 25 of its 28 attempts compared to IUPUI hitting just 16 of its 28 tries.

Goss, a three-time Summit League Player of the Week, leads IUPUI averaging 14.3 points per game. Nevena Markovic is the only other Jaguar player to average double-digit points at 10.4 and is also their leading rebounder at 5.7 per game.  IUPUI is 10-2 in 2014, with their lone losses coming to league-leading South Dakota State and South Dakota. The Jags lead the league in fewest points allowed per game, rebounding margin and field goal percentage.

All-Time Series
IUPUI holds a two game advantage, 13-11, in the all-time series, including winning the last four meetings. IPFW however has the advantage 7-6 all-time in Summit League games. The 'Dons are just 4-7 all-time at home, with their last win in the Gates Sports Center a 59-50 game on January 9, 2012. Just one game in the series has gone to overtime, with IUPUI taking it 72-62 on February 25, 2008 in Fort Wayne.

Two-Time Academic All-American
Amanda Hyde has been named to the 2013-14 Capital One Academic All-America ® Division I Women's Basketball First Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). It is the second straight year that Hyde has been named to the Academic All-America ® team, earning second team honors in 2012-13. Hyde becomes the first IPFW student-athlete to be named to the Academic All-America ® first team. She joins former men's golfer Patrick Kelley (2008 and 2009) as the only other two-time winner from IPFW. Hyde is the fourth woman's basketball player in Summit League history to earn first team honors, and the first since 2006-07 when Betsy Rietema of Valparaiso earned the distinction.

1,500 point Club Member...
Against South Dakota on February 13, Amanda Hyde became just the seventh player in school history to eclipse 1,500 points. She now sits 15th all-time in Summit League history with 1,537 career points. She needs 10 points to move into 13th all-time in league history.
    In the final game of the 2012-13 season, Hyde became the 18th player to reach the 1,000-point mark. Lisa Miller leads the IPFW career list with 2,358 points from 1988-92.

Rk.    Player    Years    Points
1.    Lisa Miller    1988-92    2,358
2.    Lindy Jones    1992-96    2,107
3.    Johnna Lewis-Carlisle    2004-08    1,730
4.    Leah Sheets    1994-98    1,589
5.    Amy Gearlds    1999-04    1,572
6.    Amanda Hyde    2010-current    1,535
7    Robin Scott    1987-91    1,527
8.    Teena Merrell    1986-90    1,480
9.    Rhonda Unverferth    1982-85    1,293
10.    Jordan Zuppe    2007-11    1,246

Three-Point Streak...
The IPFW Mastodons have made a 3-point field goal in 460 straight contests, a stretch that ranks as the third longest active streak in NCAA Division I. Iowa State's streak is at the top of the list by making a 3-point field goal in 605 consecutive games. Sam Houston State is the only other team head of IPFW with 558 after Connecticut had their streak snapped vs. Notre Dame in the Big East Tournament last year at 505 games.
    Team    Streak
1.    Iowa State    605
Next: at Baylor (2/19)    
2.    Sam Houston State    558
Next: at Lamar (2/22)    
3.    IPFW    460
Next: vs. IUPUI (2/22)    

On This Date...February 22 (4-5)
2010    NORTH DAKOTA STATE    L 68-72
2007    at Utah Valley    L 71-74
2005    at Illinois    L 37-86
2001    WISCONSIN-PARKSIDE    W 94-79 ot
1997    at Northern Kentucky    L 63-77
1996    LEWIS    W 76-69
1990    at Kentucky Wesleyan    L 72-85
1992    at Ashland    W 94-79
1986    KENTUCKY WESLEYAN    W 69-67

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