February 14, 2014

GAME NOTES: Women's Basketball Hosts Hartford for National Girls and Women in Sports Day (Feb. 16, 2:00 p.m. | ESPN3)

 

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DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women's basketball team looks for the season sweep, hosting the University of Hartford for its National Girls and Women in Sports Day match on Sunday, Feb. 16 (2 p.m.) at Lundholm Gymnasium.

TV: ESPN3 - Eric Frede (Play-by-Play), Frank Sullivan (Color Commentary)

RADIO: WPKX-AM - 930 Rochester, WGIR-AM - 610 Manchester, Live Stream - Stretch - UNHWildcats.com - Jim Jeannotte (Play-by-Play), Mike Murphy (Color Commentary)

NATIONAL GIRLS AND WOMEN IN SPORTS DAY: The UNH athletic department will celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Sunday, Feb. 16 (2 p.m.) during the game against the University of Hartford. The Wildcats will provide stations for enrichment, face painting and posters for participants. Furthermore, the UNH cheerleading team will teach the crowd a cheer during halftime. All children up to the eighth grade will get free admission.

The event is to develop and deliver equitable and quality sport opportunities for all girls and women through relevant research, advocacy, leadership development, educational strategies and programming in a matter that promotes social justice and change. 

On game day, UNH will provide enrichment, face-painting, posters as well as the opportunity to learn a cheer from the UNH cheerleading squad during halftime. Children up to the eighth grade will get free admission into the game. 

NGWSD is celebrated in all 50 states with community-based events, award ceremonies, and activities honoring the achievements and encouraging participation of girls and women in sports. 

NGWSD began in 1987 as a day to remember Olympic volleyball player Flo Hyman for her athletic achievements and her work to assure equality for women's sports. Hyman died of Marfan's Syndrome in 1986 while competing in a volleyball tournament in Japan. Since that time, NGWSD has evolved into a day to acknowledge the past and recognize current sports achievements, the positive influence of sports participation, and the continuing struggle for equality and access for women in sports.

NGWSD is jointly organized by the National Girls and Women in Sport Coalition. The Coalition combines the experience and resources of four premiere girls- and women-serving organizations in the United States: Girls Incorporated, the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport, National Women's Law Center, and the Women's Sports Foundation. 

Collectively, these organizations have been in existence for over 432 years and have a membership reach of 5.5 million girls and women.

SCOUTING HARTFORD: The Hawks come into the match with a 9-15 overall record and 6-5 in conference play. Hartford fell to the University of Maine, 60-56, at the Chase Family Arena on Feb. 12.

Freshman guard Deanna Mayza notched a game-high 17 points for the Hawks in a losing effort. Junior guard Amber Bepko pitched in 10 points. On the boards, freshman forward Alyssa Reaves corralled a game-high 13 rebounds.

Hartford was 20-54 from the field to log a .370 field goal percentage. Maine shot 22 of 63 from the floor to register a .349 clip.

Bepko is the leading scorer for Hartford, tallying 9.6 points per game. Mayza assists the scoring effort, registering 8.9 ppg. On the glass, junior forward Cherelle Moore snags six rebounds per game.

Collectively, the Hawks tally 57.1 ppg and concede 63.6. On the glass, Hartford averages 33.7 rpg while the opposition garners 40.2.

THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE: The Wildcats enter the America East contest with a 15-9 overall record and 9-2 in America East. In its last outing, New Hampshire returned to its winning ways, topping Binghamton University, 64-46 (Feb. 12).

Junior guard Ariel Gaston (Toledo, Ohio) posted career-high totals in points (19) and steals (five) in the win. Gaston scored all of her points in the second half on 8 of 8 shooting from the floor and a pair of free throws. Sophomore guard Elizabeth Belanger (Acton, Mass.) contributed 16 points and a personal-best five swipes. Junior forward Kaylee Kilpatrick (Saint John, New Brunswick) was one rebound shy of a double-double, recording 14 points and nine boards.

The Wildcats notched 16 steals against the Bearcats, a season-high. UNH shot 23 of 49 from the field to post a .469 field goal percentage. Binghamton was hindered to 16 of 47 field goal attempts (.340).

Senior guard Kelsey Hogan (Nashua, N.H.) leads the Wildcats in scoring this season with 11.9 ppg. Sophomore forward Corinne Coia (North Smithfield, R.I.) also averages double figures per game in points with 11.7. Belanger provides depth on offense, posting 9.5 ppg. Furthermore, the 5-foot-10 sophomore guard pulls guard pulls down a team-high 6.1 rpg.

As a team, New Hampshire averages 63.0 ppg while conceding 59.5 to its opponents. On the glass, the Wildcats are slightly outrebounded, 34.4 rpg to 34.9.

WILDCATS ON THE AIR: The Wildcat Sports Radio Network will broadcast a total of 13 UNH women's basketball regular-season games during the 2013-14 season and will air the games of the America East Championships. The Wildcat Sports Radio Network affiliates include:

WPKX-AM - 930 - Rochester
WGIR-AM - 610 - Manchester
Live Stream - Stretch - UNHWildcats.com

Here is the complete schedule:

Dec. 4    
Howard
Jan. 26     at UMass Lowell
Dec. 18 Cleveland State Feb. 6 UMBC
Dec. 22 Boston University Feb. 16 Hartford
Jan. 7 Yale Feb. 22 UMass Lowell
Jan. 11 Stony Brook Feb. 26 Albany
Jan. 20 Vermont Mar. 1 Maine

Here is the complete schedule:

Dec. 22  
Boston University        
WBIN (Comcast 18, Over the Air 50, Fios 6, DirecTV 50, Dish Network 50)
Jan. 11
Stony Brook Live Well Network (Comcast 288, Fios 466, Over the Air 50.2)
Jan. 26 at UMass Lowell ESPN3
Feb. 16 Hartford ESPN3
Feb. 22 UMass Lowell FOX College Sports Atlantic
Mar. 1 Maine

FOX College Sports Atlantic

 

ALL-TIME SERIES AGAINST HARTFORD: New Hampshire and Hartford meet for the 61st time in the all-time series. The Wildcats are 29-31 against the Hawks lifetime. In their last meeting, the Wildcats rallied from 18 points down in the first half to prevail over the Hawks, 61-56 on Jan. 18 at the Chase Family Arena. Head coach Maureen Magarity is 3-4 all-time against Hartford and 2-1 in Lundholm Gymnasium. With a win, New Hampshire would sweep the season-series against Hartford for the first time since the 2002-03 season.

HISTORIC AMERICA EAST START: The Wildcats are over halfway through their conference slate and boast an 9-2 record in America East. After winning its first four America East contests, UNH dropped its first conference decision against Albany on Jan. 23 (47-88). New Hampshire bounced back after the loss and won four consecutive games until the streak was snapped at Stony Brook in a 76-63 loss (Feb. 9). The 8-1 run marks the best nine-game conference stretch in program history. 

MO' WINS: Magarity has compiled a 15-9 record and a 9-2 mark in America East for the 2013-14 season thus far. The fourth-year head coach has matched her personal-best in conference wins with nine (2011-12; 9-7) with five regular season games remaining. Additionally, Magarity is one win shy of tying her all-time season-high of wins in a season (16; 2011-12). Here is a look the at the past seasons in program history with at least 15 wins:

Year Overall Record (Conf. Record) Year Overall Record (Conf. Record) Year Overall Record (Conf. Record)
1979-80 15-7 1991-92 18-8 (9-4) 2001-02 16-13 (9-7)
1981-82 18-8 1992-93 18-8 (10-4) 2004-05 15-14 (10-8)
1982-83 23-7 1993-94 17-11 (8-6) 2011-12* 16-14 (9-7)
1983-84 20-8 1995-96 16-12 (12-6) 2013-14* 15-9 (9-2)
1987-88 19-8 (11-3) 1996-97 18-10 (14-4)

1988-89 16-11 (10-4) 1998-99 19-8 (13-5)    

* Coached by Maureen Magarity

REJUVENATED 'CATS: After a 1-5 mark in December, New Hampshire has won 11 of its last 13 games. UNH constructed an 8-1 record in the month of January, which matched the best record in the first month of the year since the 1991-92 Wildcats. New Hampshire strung together a season-high six-game winning stream from Jan. 3 to Jan. 20.

DOING 50 IN A 40: The Wildcats have logged a field goal percentage of at least .500 four times this season, most recently at Lundholm Gymnasium against the Bearcats (72-53; Feb. 2). When UNH collectively registers at least a .400 field goal percentage from the field, the Wildcats are 9-1 this season. Additionally, nine of the 10 occurrences have happened in the 2014 calendar year and eight against America East opponents.  

WELCOME TO LUNDHOLM: The Wildcats have yet to be defeated in an America East contest when playing at home (4-0). The Wildcats have outscored their opponents on an average of 12 ppg.

WHEN LEADING AT HALF: UNH has held a lead entering halftime on 11 occasions and has won all 11 games.

NAILBITERS: The Wildcats are 5-2 this season in games decided by five points or less. Additionally, UNH is 2-0 this year when games are decided in overtime. New Hampshire has matched its win total from last season in games decided by five points or fewer.

OVERTIME THRILLERS: UNH played in its first overtime game since January 2, 2013 (at Vermont), prevailing over the Brown University Bears in a 77-74 road victory on Jan. 3. It marked the first win in extra time for New Hampshire since it defeated Binghamton on the road, 59-52, on Feb. 25, 2012. New Hampshire played in another overtime game just eight days later at home against Stony Brook (Jan. 11). The Wildcats were able to edge out the Seawolves, 71-68. The Wildcats are 7-2 since Magarity took over the coaching duties in the 2010-11 season. 

SPREADING THE WEALTH: New Hampshire is 4-0 when UNH has registered four different scorers with at least 10 points in a game. Against Colgate (Nov. 25), the quartet of Hogan (15), Coia (14), Kristen Anderson (Greene Maine; 11) and Belanger (10) powered the 'Cats offense to a 63-58 victory. The Wildcats replicated the success against UMass Lowell (Jan. 26; 75-68) as Anderson led the way with 23 points followed by Belanger (18), Coia (12) and Hogan (12). Belanger paced the scoring quartet with 20 points in a 74-73 win over Maine (Jan. 29) on a last second floater. The sophomore guard was followed by Gaston (14), Hogan (14) and Kilpatrick (10). Belanger again spearheaded the scoring effort against Binghamton (Feb. 2)with 18 points in a 72-53. She was accompanied by Anderson (14), Coia (13) and Hogan (10).

PICK YOUR POISON: The Wildcats have registered six different leading scorers this season. Anderson, Belanger, Coia, Gaston, Hogan and Kilpatrick have all led the team in points in a single game during the 2013-14 season. Coia has led the scoring for UNH on eight occasions, a team-high.

CRACKING THE CODE: Magarity has used just five different starting lineups this season. The starting five of Belanger, Coia, Sarah-Marie Frankenberger (Gross Gerau, Germany), Gaston and  Hogan has been used five times, all in winning efforts.

ECLIPSING 30: Anderson and Hogan have each tallied 30-point performances in overtime this season. The tandem is the first to accomplish 30-point efforts since the 2011-12 season. Against Brown (Jan. 3), Anderson registered 30 points in a 77-74 win. Hogan notched 35 points at home in a 71-68 victory over Stony Brook (Jan. 8). Both the 30-point efforts were career-highs for the guards. New Hampshire has two of the six 30-point games around the conference this season and the only one against an America East foe.

HOGAN REACHING MILESTONES: Hogan became the 17th member in UNH women's basketball history to score at least 1,000 points in a collegiate career. The senior point guard reached the milestone with a 14-point performance in a 65-40 win at home against Vermont (Jan. 20). The last Wildcat to reach the honor was Denise Beliveau on Dec. 3, 2011. In her career, Hogan has accumulated 1,079 points to rank 13th all-time in program history. Furthermore, the guard reached the 300-assist milestone by dishing out three helpers in a losing effort against Cleveland State (Dec. 18; 65-50). Currently, Hogan has tallied 353 helpers in her career as a Wildcat to rank fifth all-time in UNH women's basketball history. Furthermore, Hogan started in her 100th game of her collegiate career as a Wildcat in the game against Hartford (Jan. 18). The senior guard and three-time co-captain has started in every game but one in her career.

TENACIOUS D: In the latest NCAA rankings, the Wildcats are tied for 21st in Division I by holding their opponents to 57.5 ppg. Furthermore, New Hampshire ranks 36th in the nation in field goal percentage defense (.364) and 14th in 3-point field goal percentage defense (.269) . As of Feb. 14, the Wildcats boast the top spot in America East in field goal percentage defense, 3-point field goal percentage defense and defensive rebounds per game (26.5). Additionally, UNH ranks second in the America East in scoring defense. This season, New Hampshire has limited its opponent to less than 60 points in 11 of 24 contests.

FROM THE CHARITY STRIPE: The Wildcats have eclipsed 20 free throws made in wins against NJIT (Nov. 13; 53-40), Yale (Jan. 7; 58-53), Stony Brook (Jan. 11; 77-74 OT) and UMass Lowell (Jan. 26; 75-68). In the game against the River Hawks, New Hampshire converted 16 consecutive free throws in the second half to notch the victory. New Hampshire boasts the second-best free throw percentage in America East with a .728 clip on 278 of 382 shooting. This season, UNH is 9-1 when it attempts more free throws.

COMEBACK KIDS: UNH erased an 18-point deficit in the first half to rally past Hartford (Jan. 18) in a 61-56 win. The victory is the largest come-from-behind win New Hampshire has earned this season. In spite of that, the Wildcats are just 3-7 when trailing at halftime.

CAPTAIN HOGAN: Hogan is co-captain of the 2013-14 UNH Wildcats for a third consecutive season. Last year, she was a co-captain alongside Cari Reed. In the previous year, Hogan was co-captain with Denise Beliveau and started all 30 games. Hogan is a multiple threat in the backcourt – as the quarterback of the offense, she is strong on the dribble and an excellent passer; she is also an accurate jump shooter who led not only the team but the America East conference in 3-point field goal percentage (.446; 41 of 92) two years ago. In the conference opener against Stony Brook (Jan. 11), Hogan netted a career-high 35 points, including eight points in overtime to pace UNH in a 71-68 win. The 35 points is the most scored by a Wildcat this season. Before the game against the Seawolves, Hogan's season-high in scoring was 17 in a 67-60 loss at Bryant (Dec. 1). In a second match against SBU, Hogan paced all scorers with 25 points in a 76-63 losing effort (Feb. 9). The guard ranks first on the team and ninth in America East in scoring with 11.9 ppg. Hogan has reached double digits in points in 15 of 24 games this season. The senior guard became the 17th member of the 1,000-point club, reaching the milestone in a win against Vermont (60-45; Jan. 20).

CC'S COURT: Coia ranks second on the team in scoring and 10th in America East with 11.7 ppg this season. Furthermore, she leads the team in field goal percentage with a .477 clip to rank fifth in the conference. The 6-foot-4 forward has reached double digits in points in 17 of 23 games this season, a team-high. She has recorded four double-doubles this season, most recently registering 12 points and 12 rebounds in a 75-68 win against UMass Lowell (Jan. 27). The red shirt sophomore matched a career-high 19 points in a loss against Boston University (Dec. 22).

E-BOMB: Belanger has notched a pair of 20-point performances this season. The guard set a career-high 20 points with 16 coming in the first half in an overtime win at Brown (Jan. 3). Belanger matched her career-high of 20 points, which included the game-winning basket with 0.9 seconds left in a 74-73 win over Maine (Jan. 29). The sophomore recorded her first double-double of her collegiate career (18 points, 10 rebounds) in a victory at UMass Lowell on Jan. 26 (75-68). On the road against Binghamton (Feb. 12), Belanger set a new career-high with five steals while pitching in 16 points in a 64-46 victory. Currently, the guard leads the team rebounds and ranks seventh in America East, averaging 6.5 rpg.

KAYLEE KILLA: Kilpatrick was named co-captain for the 2013-14 season by Magarity and leads the Wildcats in blocks (32), matching a season-high. Between Dec. 7 to Jan. 11, the 6-foot-4 forward tallied at least one block in seven consecutive games. Furthermore, Kilpatrick leads the teams in double-doubles with five. The junior has also raised her free throw percentage by 14.8 percentage points this season from the previous year. In her collegiate career, Kilpatrick forward has compiled a .715 free throw percentage. In a road loss at Bryant on Dec. 1 (61-67), she notched a season-high 15 points. Kilpatrick racked up a career-high five blocks as part of a double-double effort (11 points, 10 rebounds) in a win against Yale (Jan. 7; 58-53). The junior recorded game highs in points (14), rebounds (eight) and assists (four) in a 46-35 win against UMBC (Feb. 6). Kilpatrick was one rebound shy of a double-double with 14 points and nine boards in a winning effort at Binghamton (Feb. 12).

DOUBLE TROUBLE: New Hampshire has recorded a double-double in 8 of 24 games this season. Kilpatrick leads all players in double-doubles with five. Coia has registered four double-doubles of her own. Belanger recorded her first collegiate double-double (18 points, 10 rebounds) in a win at UMass Lowell (Jan. 27; 75-68). UNH is 6-2 when a player registers a double-double.

CEDAR POINT: Gaston has eclipsed her single-season high of 3-pointers in just 10 games and has matched a career-high of three treys on two occasions. The junior registered a breakout second half against Binghamton (Feb. 12) in a 64-46 win. Gaston went 8 of 8 from the floor and added a pair of free throws to register a career-high 19 points to pace UNH in the win. Furthermore, the guard tallied a personal best five steals against the Bearcats. On the passing front, she recorded a personal-best six assists in a win at UMBC (Jan. 15; 60-47). Gaston leads the 'Cats in assist/turnover ratio (1.6) and ranks fourth in the conference.

THEY CALL ME GERM: Frankenberger has matched her career-high of 3-pointers in a game with two on three occasions this season. The senior has posted a pair of treys in back-to-back games at UMBC (Jan. 18) and at Hartford (Jan. 20). Frankenberger recorded the game-tying shot from beyond the arc in the come from behind win against the Hawks. The senior eclipsed double figures in scoring with 13 points at UMBC (Jan. 15) in a 59-50 win. Frankenberger leads the team in free throw percentage (.900; 18 of 20).

SHE'S A FRESHMAN: Anderson became the first Wildcat freshman to register at least 30 points in a 77-74 overtime win at Brown on Jan. 3. Before Anderson, Kris Kenney was the last Wildcat to accomplish the feat on Feb. 7, 1986 at home against Boston University. The first year guard was 10 of 16 from the field and 6-for-9 from 3-point range to notch 30 points against the Bears. Anderson also notched a 23-point performance off the bench in a 75-68 win at UMass Lowell (Jan. 26). Anderson is second on the squad in 3-point field goals made (26).

K-MART: Sophomore forward Kendall Martenet (Mukwonago, Wis.) has come off the bench in 19 of 24 games this season. After sitting out the month of November with an injury, the 6-foot-2 forward has appeared in every game since. Martenet posted career-highs  in points (seven) and minutes played (17) as part of a 64-46 win at Binghamton (Feb. 12). The sophomore came off the bench and netted six points to power a come-from-behind win at Harford on Jan. 18 (61-56). On the glass, she tied a personal-best six rebounds in a 72-53 victory over Binghamton (Feb. 2).

WIPING GLASS: Belanger, Coia, Gaston and Kilpatrick have recorded at least 10 rebounds in a game this season. As a team, UNH is 11-1 when it controls the rebounding advantage. Belanger has led the 'Cats on the glass nine times this season. 

'CATS RECEIVE AMERICA EAST RECOGNITION: The UNH women's basketball team has been garnered three conference awards during the 2013-14 season. 

Belanger was tabbed as the America East Player of the Week on Feb. 3. She averaged 18 points and 5.5 rebounds in a pair of wins for UNH in wins against the University of Maine (Jan. 29) and Binghamton University (Feb. 2). In the 74-73 win against Maine, the sophomore guard matched her career-high with 20 points, including the game-winning floater with 0.9 seconds left in regulation. Furthermore, Belanger set a new career-high in steals with four swipes. Posting a 72-53 victory against Binghamton, Belanger paced the Wildcats in scoring and on the glass with 16 points and seven rebounds. In addition, she dished out a personal-best five assists.

Anderson was selected as the America East Rookie of the Week, the conference announced on Jan. 6. The freshman guard is the first Wildcat to garner the honor since Hogan received the award on Jan. 3, 2011. Anderson tallied a career-high 30 points and eight rebounds, including nine points in overtime to power the Wildcats over the Brown University Bears, 77-74 (Jan. 3). The performance marked the first time a freshman garnered at least 30 points in a game since all-time UNH leading scorer Kris Kinney notched 33 against Boston University on Feb. 6, 1986.

Hogan was named to the 2013-14 America East Preseason All-Conference Team on Oct. 15. The lone Wildcat representative, Hogan is the leading returner for the Wildcats in scoring this season, averaging 9.8 ppg in 2012-13. Powering UNH to its first conference semifinal appearance since 2005, the guard hit the game-winning trey as time expired to defeat Stony Brook in the quarterfinals, 49-46. Additionally, Hogan's 3-point buzzer beater was voted amongst the fans as the 2012-13 America East Moment of the Year. The senior captain logged in 32.9 minutes per game and dished out 73 assists last season, a team-high.

PRESEASON PREDICTIONS: The University of New Hampshire women's basketball team was ranked fourth in the 2013-14 America East Preseason Coaches' Poll, announced on Wednesday, Oct. 16. UNH received 46 points, including one first place vote behind the University at Albany (64 points; eight first-place votes), University of Hartford (54) and Stony Brook University (48). The University of Vermont (30), University of Maine (27), UMBC (24) Binghamton University (23) and the University of Massachusetts Lowell (8) round out the nine-team poll.

MILESTONE WATCH: Hogan became the 17th member of the 1,000-point club in a 65-40 victory over Vermont on Jan. 20, 2014. Currently, Hogan ranks 13th all-time in UNH women's basketball history with 1,079 points. The senior guard also ranks in the top five in career assists and 3-pointers made. Kilpatrick has also cracked the top ten in career blocks. Here is a look at the career lists:

3-POINTERS MADE
 
NAME YEAR #
1. Amy Simpson  
2006-2010 193
2. Heidi Plencner              
1998-2002 179
3. Cari Reed         
2009-2013 178
4. KELSEY HOGAN 2008- 148
     
ASSISTS
   
1. Kelly Karil 1994-98 404
2. Whitney Edwards 2003-07 382
3. Martha Morrison 1978-82 368
4. Amy Simpson 2006-10 361
5. KELSEY HOGAN 2008- 353
     
POINTS    
1. Kris Kinney 1985-89 2,231
2. Laura Seiden 1989-93 1,602
3. Sheila Danker 1993-97 1,539
4. Maren Matthias 2000-04 1,503
5. Orsi Farkas 1996-00 1,434
6. Denise Beliveau 2007-12 1,365
7. Danielle Clark 2003-07 1,331
8. Candace Williams 2006-10 1,277
9. Theresa Redmond 1979-83 1,252
10. Pam Brandell 1993-97 1,140
11. Aubrey Danen 1998-03 1,087
12. Gail Jackson 1980-84 1,081
15. KELSEY HOGAN 2008- 1,079
     
BLOCKS
   
1. Denise Higgins             
1980-84 
186
2. Maren Matthias        
 2000-04    
153
    Jill McDonald               
2007-11 153
4. Pam Brandell               
1994-98 114
5. Ray Williams              
2007-12 84
6. Kris Kinney               
2004-07 77
7. KAYLEE KILPATRICK  2011- 71
 

BASKETBALL ON THE GO: The America East Conference and NeuLion have collaborated to bring fans complete game coverage of all America East basketball games. The portal, AmericaEast.tv, brings fans exclusive content as well as live events, free of charge on both web and mobile platforms. UNH will be broadcasted on AmericaEast.tv at every home game as well as away contests at conference institutions. 

MARKED IMPROVEMENT: Under Magarity, New Hampshire improved its win total seven games from the 2010-11 (nine victories) to 2011-12 seasons (16 victories) to tie the second-highest margin of improvement in program history. UNH also saw a seven-game improvement from 1998 (12) to 1999 (19), while the highes­t mark of eight games was from 1991 (10) to 1992 (18). Magarity has already surpassed her win tally (15) from last season (12) with five­ regular season games remaining this season.

LEADER OF THE 'CAT PACK: The 2013-14 season marks the fourth season for Magarity, who became the sixth head coach in program history in May 2010 and the youngest coach of a Division I team – men's or women's – in the country. Magarity quickly made a positive impact on the program with a 37-52 record in her first three seasons; in comparison, UNH was a combined 33-87 the four years prior to her arrival. Last season, Magarity led the Wildcats to their first appearances in the America East semifinals since 2005, topping Stony Brook 49-46 on a buzzer-beater trey. In just her second year at the helm in Durham, Magarity guided the Wildcats to their second postseason appearance (beyond conference postseason play) in the program's 37-year history when UNH advanced to the 2012 Women's Basketball Invitational. New Hampshire finished the year with a 16-14 overall record to mark the team's first winning season since 2006 and most wins since 2002. In her first season, Magarity led the Wildcats to a 9-20 overall record and they doubled their conference wins from the previous season.

500 AND COUNTING: Now in its 39th year as a varsity program, the University of New Hampshire women's basketball team has an overall record of 527-509 for a .508 winning percentage. UNH recorded the 500th victory in program history Feb. 22, 2012 with a 65-53 win against Maine on Senior Day at Lundholm Gym. Here is a look at the century milestones:

Mark
Date Opponent
Result Game Record
1st 12/12/75
Maine-Gorham 
64-60 1 1-0
100 01/25/83
at Yale 75-56 155 100-55
200 12/09/90
UMass 66-60 336 200-136
300
02/25/96
at Boston U. 85-60 523 300-223
400 03/01/03 
Stony Brook 70-67 OT 717 400-317
500 02/22/12 Maine 65-53 983 500-483
 

COACH HOGAN?: Hogan was selected as one of the 50 members of the 2014 class that will attend the 12th annual WBCA "So You Want to be a Coach" program, announced Thursday, Feb. 6.

Participants will attend a three-day workshop that will be held in conjunction with the annual WBCA National Convention, which takes place Friday, April 4 through Sunday, April 6, at the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Final Four in Nashville, Tenn.

The objectives of the "So You Want To Be A Coach" program are to increase the understanding and application of skills necessary to secure coaching positions in women's basketball. Furthermore, the workshop aims to increase the understanding and awareness of competencies necessary for success in coaching, introduce female basketball players to coaches and administrators and raise awareness of the existing talent pool of female basketball players who have a passion and interest in coaching the game of women's basketball.

Participants must have exhausted their final year of basketball eligibility at a four-year institution or have graduated within the past year. In addition, the candidate's head coach must be an active WBCA member and nominate them. Each participant is selected based on her academics, contributions to women's basketball on and off the court, professional resume and a written recommendation from her head coach.

DUE NEXT: UNH plays its last away contest of the regular season, visiting the University of Vermont on Wednesday, Feb. 19 (7 p.m.). The Wildcats conclude the regular season with a three-game homestand. New Hampshire hosts the University of Massachusetts Lowell in the first half of a basketball doubleheader on Saturday, Feb. 22 (1 p.m.). For tickets, visit www.unhwildcats.com or call (603) 862-4000.

 
 
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