GAME NOTES: Women's Basketball Starts America East Championships Against Vermont (March 7, 2 p.m. | ESPN3)

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DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women's basketball team is the three seed for the 2014 America East Championships and opens the tournament with a March 7 quarterfinal game against the sixth-seeded University of Vermont. The tip off is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the University at Albany's SEFCU Arena. The game will be streamed on ESPN3.

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

PLAY-BY-PLAY: Jim Jeannotte
COLOR COMMENTARY: Mike Murphy

TV: ESPN3

PLAY-BY-PLAY: Eric Frede
COLOR COMMENTARY: Vera Jones

SCOUTING VERMONT: The Catamounts begin the conference championships as the number six seed. UVM carries a 7-22 record overall and 4-12 in America East play. Vermont dropped its last game of the regular season, 57-49, to the University of Hartford at Chase Family Arena on Saturday, March 1.

Junior forward Kayla Burchill led the Catamounts in points (14) and rebounds (nine) in the loss against the Hawks. Classmate Nikki Taylor pitched in 13 points, including a 4-for-4 effort from the free throw line.

The Catamounts registered a .273 field goal percentage on 18 of 66 shooting. Hartford shot 17 of 49 from the field (.347 field goal percentage) and was 17 of 28 (.607 free throw percentage) from the free throw line.

Burchill paces the team in scoring for Vermont, logging 11.8 points per game. Taylor assists the scoring effort with 10.1 ppg.  The forward tandem hold the top two field goal percentages on the squad with .429 and .423 respectively. Freshman guard Kylie Butler leads the team on the boards, garnering 6.1 rebounds per game.  

Vermont has logged 61.4 ppg and surrendered 70.7 to its opponents this season. On the glass, the Catamounts have outrebounded the opposition per g­­ame 39.1 to 37.1.  

THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE: The Wildcats enter the 2014 America East Championships as the number three seed, the highest seed UNH has received since the 1998-99 season. New Hampshire has compiled an 18-11 record and a 12-4 mark in conference play. The 'Cats have won 14 of their last 18 contests. UNH fell to the University of Maine in its regular season finale, 66-62, on Saturday, March 1.



Senior guard Kelsey Hogan (Nashua, N.H.) tallied a game-high 21 points on 8 of 16 shooting from the field, including 3 of 7 from beyond the arc. Ariel Gaston (Toledo, Ohio) and Elizabeth Belanger (Acton, Mass.) eclipsed double figures in scoring with 11 and 10 points respectively. Belanger led the rebounding effort for the Wildcats with seven.

New Hampshire shot 22 of 54 from the field to post a .407 percentage in the loss. Maine registered a season-high 3-point percentage with a .611 clip on 11 of 18 shooting. The Black Bears were 23 of 55 (.418) from the floor.

Hogan is the leading scorer for the Wildcats by averaging 12.4 ppg. Sophomore forward Corinne Coia (North Smithfield, R.I.) leads the team in double-digit scoring games (20) and averages 11.6 ppg. Belanger paces the team in rebounds, collecting 6.6 per game. The sophomore guard also has chipped in 9.9 ppg.

New Hampshire has tallied 60.7 ppg and has conceded 58.5 to its opponents. On the boards, UNH has been edged out, 36.4 to 37 rpg.

FLASHBACK: In the 2013 America East Championships, Hogan hit a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift UNH to a 49-46 victory over Stony Brook on March 8, 2013. The shot was voted as the 2012-13 America East Moment of the Year. New Hampshire advanced to the semifinal round for the first time since 2005. In addition, it marked the first-ever postseason win for Magarity.

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

Feb. 6

UMBC

Dec. 18

Cleveland State

Feb. 16

Hartford

Dec. 22

Boston University

Feb. 22

UMass Lowell

Jan. 7

Yale

Feb. 26

Albany

Jan. 11

Stony Brook

Mar. 1

Maine

Jan. 20

Vermont

Mar. 7

Vermont at America East Championships

Jan. 26   

at UMass Lowell

 

 

 

A total of six regular-season games will be televised, including home games vs. Boston University, Stony Brook University, the University of Hartford, the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and the University of Maine. Every game of the America East Championships will be streamed on ESPN3. 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

Mar. 7

Vermont (America East Championships)

ESPN3

 

AMERICA EAST TOURNAMENT: The Wildcats make their 30th appearance in a conference tournament and have compiled a 10-29 record. In the quarterfinal round, the 'Cats have constructed an 8-15 record. The furthest New Hampshire has gone in the tournament is the semifinals, occurring 13 times in program history. UNH reached the semifinals last year, defeating Stony Brook 49-46 on March 8, 2013 at SEFCU Arena. Head coach Maureen Magarity is 1-3 all-time in the America East Tournament.  

ALL-TIME SERIES VS. VERMONT: UNH has a 34-41 lifetime record against the Catamounts. The Wildcats swept the regular season series against Vermont for the second time in the last three seasons. New Hampshire topped Vermont 60-45 at Lundholm Gymnasium (Jan. 20) and 71-50 at Patrick Gymnasium (Feb. 19). Magarity is 6-2 against the Catamounts in her career. The fourth-year head coach will face Vermont in the postseason for the first time in her career. New Hampshire has yet to defeat Vermont in six meetings at the conference championships. The Wildcats tip off against the Catamounts in the America East Championships for the first time since March 13, 2009 at the Hartford. The third-seeded Catamounts topped the sixth-seeded Wildcats, 57-45.

AMERICA EAST SLATE: The Wildcats end the regular season with a 12-4 mark, the most wins since the 1998-99 season 19-8, 13-5 AE). After winning its first four league contests, UNH dropped its first conference decision against Albany on Jan. 23 (88-47). 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 Wildcats again won four games in a row before it was snapped by UAlbany on Feb. 26 (60-47). UNH dropped its regular season finale against Maine on Mar. 1 (66-62). The 8-1 start in conference play marks the best nine-game conference stretch in program history.

MO' WINS: Magarity has compiled a 18-11 record and a 12-4 mark in America East for the 2013-14 season thus far. The fourth-year head coach has set personal-bests in wins in a single season (18) and conference wins (12). The 2013-14 Wildcats have tallied the most wins overall and in conference play since the 1998-99 Wildcats (19-8, 13-5 AE). Here is a look the at the past seasons in program history with at least 18 wins:
                
1981-82    18-8            
1982-83    23-7                
1983-84    20-8            
1987-88    19-8 (11-3)            
1991-92    18-8 (9-4)
1992-93    18-8 (10-4)
1996-97    18-10 (14-4)
1998-99    19-8 (13-5)
2013-14    18-11 (12-4)*
            
* Coached by Maureen Magarity

REJUVENATED 'CATS: After a 1-5 mark in December and 4-7 overall, New Hampshire has won 14 of its last 18 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. In addition, the six wins in February matches the most wins in the month since 1998-99 (6-2). New Hampshire strung together a season-high six-game winning streak from Jan. 3 to Jan. 20.

NEUTRAL?: The Wildcats have yet to play a neutral game this season. New Hampshire played its last neutral game at last year's America East Tournament against Stony Brook, defeating the Seawolves, 49-46 (March 8, 2013).  Under Magarity, the Wildcats are 2-4 in neutral games played.

DOING 50 IN A 40: The Wildcats have logged a field goal percentage of at least .500 five times this season, most recently at Lundholm Gymnasium against Hartford (76-71; Feb. 18). When UNH collectively registers at least a .400 field goal percentage from the field, the Wildcats are 12-2 this season. Additionally, 13 of the 14 occurrences have happened in the 2014 calendar year and 11 against America East opponents.   

WHEN LEADING AT HALF: UNH has held a lead entering halftime on 13 occasions and has won all 13 games.  

NAILBITERS: The Wildcats are 6-3 this season in games decided by five points or less. Additionally, UNH is 3-0 this year when games are decided in overtime. New Hampshire has surpassed its win total from last season (five) in games decided by five points or fewer.

WORKING OVERTIME: New Hampshire has found themselves in three overtime games this season and has yet to lose. UNH played in its first overtime game since January 2, 2013 (at Vermont), prevailing over Brown University, 77-74, on the road (Jan. 3). It marked the first win in extra time for UNH since it defeated Binghamton on the road, 59-52, on Feb. 25, 2012. The Wildcats 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. New Hampshire played its third overtime contest of the season at home against Hartford (Feb. 16). The Wildcats prevailed over the Hawks, 76-71. UNH is 8-2 in overtime since Magarity took over the coaching duties in the 2010-11 season.

SPREADING THE WEALTH: New Hampshire is 6-0 when UNH has registered at least four different scorers with a minimum of 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 Kaylee Kilpatrick (Saint John, New Brunswick; 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). New Hampshire logged five scorers in double digits in an overtime win at home against Hartford (Feb. 16). Hogan paced the win over the Hawks with 17 points followed by Sarah-Marie Frankenberger (Gross Gerau, Germany; 15),  Gaston (14), Coia (12) and Belanger (11). It marked the first time since March 4, 2010 (65-50 win over Maine) that UNH registered five scorers in double digits. UNH was paced by Kilpatrick with a season-high 17 points in a 71-50 win at Vermont (Feb. 19). She was followed by Coia (12), Gaston (11) and Belanger (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 11 occasions, a team-high.

CRACKING THE CODE: Magarity has used just five different starting lineups this season. The starting five of Belanger, Coia, Frankenberger, Gaston and Hogan has been used 10 times and holds an 8-2 record.

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 1,153 points to rank 10th 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 369 helpers in her career as a Wildcat to rank third 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 27th in Division I by holding their opponents to 58.5 ppg. Furthermore, New Hampshire ranks 36th in the nation in field goal percentage defense (.368). As of March 4, the Wildcats boast the top spot in 3-point field goal percentage defense (.289) and defensive rebounds per game (26.6) in America East. Additionally, UNH ranks second in the America East in scoring defense and field goal percentage defense. This season, New Hampshire has limited its opponent to less than 60 points in 11 of 29 contests.

QUEENS OF THE CHARITY STRIPE: New Hampshire has led America East in free throw percentage the past three seasons. Under Magarity, the Wildcats have compiled its highest free throw percentage in program history (.730). 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), UMass Lowell (Jan. 26; 75-68) and Hartford (Feb. 16; 76-71 OT). 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 .732 clip on 344 of 470 shooting. This season, UNH is 13-1 when it attempts more free throws. Hogan's .804 career free throw goal percentage is the highest by a Wildcat in program history.

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. In a second match against SBU, Hogan paced all scorers with 25 points in a 76-63 losing effort (Feb. 9). The senior co-captain notched a 22-point effort in a 78-71 win against UMass Lowell on Feb. 22. In her last regular season game at Lundholm Gymnasium, Hogan tallied a game-high 21 points against Maine in a 66-62 loss (Mar. 1). The guard ranks first on the team and ninth in America East in scoring with 12.4 ppg. Hogan has reached double digits in points in 19 of 29 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). Hogan has set new single-season highs in points (359), field goal percentage (.407), 3-pointers made (45) and free throws made (92). In addition, the senior guard's .804 career free throw percentage is the highest by a Wildcat in program history.

COIA DESTROYER: Coia is playing in her first season for the Wildcats. A transfer student-athlete from the University of Rhode Island, the red shirt sophomore sat out last season due to back surgery. However, she has been a consistent contributor for the Wildcats in her first full season since the 2011-12 campaign. Coia ranks second on the team in scoring and tenth in America East with 11.6 ppg this season. Furthermore, she leads the team in field goal percentage with a .477 clip to rank fourth in the conference. The 6-foot-4 forward has reached double digits in points in 20 of 28 games this season, a team-high. She leads the team with six double-doubles this season, most recently registering a career-high 24 points and 10 rebounds in a 78-71 win against UMass Lowell (Feb. 22). The forward has paced the Wildcats in points 11 times this season, a team-high.

E-BOMB: The 2013-14 season has been a career-year for Belanger. She has put up three 20-point games this season while averaging 9.9 per game. Her last 20-point effort came against UAlbany (Feb. 26) in a 60-47 loss when she sank 7 of 13 shots from the field and 4 of 7 from 3-point range. Belanger's first 20-point game marked a career-high, as she lifted the Wildcats to a 77-74 overtime win over Brown (Jan. 3). She duplicated her 20-point effort later in the season against Maine (Jan. 29). The sophomore hit the game-winning basket with 0.9 seconds remaining to lift New Hampshire over Maine, 74-73. Continuing her year of career-firsts, Belanger recorded her first career double-double on Jan. 26, scoring 18 points and pulling down 10 rebounds in a 75-68 win at UMass Lowell. Belanger also set a new career-high with five steals and scored 16 points in a 64-46 win against Binghamton (Feb.12). The sophomore guard's rebounding ability, along with her scoring potential, has made Belanger a dual-threat. She currently leads the Wildcats in rebounds with a 6.6 rpg average.

KAYLEE KILLA: Kilpatrick was named co-captain for the 2013-14 season by Magarity and leads the Wildcats in blocks (40), a new season-high. Between Dec. 7 to Jan. 11, the 6-foot-4 forward tallied at least one block in seven consecutive games. Furthermore, Kilpatrick is second on the team lead in double-doubles with five. The junior has also raised her free throw percentage by 17.2 percentage points this season from the previous year. In her collegiate career, Kilpatrick forward has compiled a .727 free throw percentage. In a road loss at Bryant on Dec. 1 (61-67), she notched a then 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). The forward was one rebound shy of a double-double with 14 points and nine boards in a winning effort at Binghamton (Feb. 12). Kilpatrick set a new season-high in scoring with 17 points in a 71-50 road victory at Vermont (Feb. 19).

DOUBLE TROUBLE: New Hampshire has recorded a double-double in 11 of 29 games this season. Coia leads all players in double-doubles with six. Kilpatrick ranks second on the team with five. Coia's last performance of the kind came in a 78-71 win against UMass Lowell on Feb. 22 when the 6-foot-4 forward scored 24 points and pulled down 10 rebounds. Belanger recorded her first collegiate double-double (18 points, 10 rebounds) in a win at UMass Lowell (Jan. 27; 75-68). Gaston also notched her first career double-double in a 76-71 win over Hartford (Feb. 16) in extra time. UNH is 9-2 when a player registers a double-double.

CEDAR POINT: Gaston has eclipsed her single-season high in scoring (198 points) and 3-pointers (20) this season. Measuring at just 5-foot-7, the guard is an efficient rebounder, averaging 5.3 rebounds a game. Gaston ranks second on the squad in offensive boards with 41. 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 career-high six assists in a win at UMBC (Jan. 15; 60-47). Gaston leads the 'Cats in assist/turnover ratio (1.4) and ranks sixth in the conference. The junior guard registered her first career double-double (14 points, 11 rebounds) in a 76-71 win against Hartford (Feb. 16) in overtime. Gaston has reached double digits in scoring in four of the last six games.

THEY CALL ME GERM: Frankenberger has played in every game this season and has started in 16 contests. The forward/guard 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 posted a career-high 15 points in an overtime win (76-71) against Hartford on Feb. 16.  The senior has posted a season-high in scoring with 115 points (4.1 ppg).

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 (28).

K-MART: Sophomore forward Kendall Martenet (Waukesha, Wis.) has come off the bench in 25 of 29 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 and bested her career-high in minutes played (22) 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 14-1 when it controls the rebounding advantage. Belanger has led the 'Cats on the glass 12 times this season.  

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

Gaston was named as the America East Player of the Week on Feb. 17. The junior point guard registered 16.5 points and 3.7 rebounds while averaging 37.5 minutes per game in a pair of wins for UNH in the week. In a 64-46 victory at Binghamton University (Feb. 12), the junior point guard earned career-highs in points (19) and steals (five). Gaston poured in all of her points in the second half on 8 of 8 shooting from the field and draining a pair of free throws. At home against the University of Hartford (Feb. 16) in a 76-71 overtime win, Gaston earned her first career double-double on 14 points and a personal-best 11 rebounds. The point guard also orchestrated the Wildcat offense to a .489 field goal percentage with a game-high five assists.

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 10th all-time in UNH women's basketball history with 1,153 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- 158
     
ASSISTS
   
1. Kelly Karil 1994-98 404
2. Whitney Edwards 2003-07 382
3. KELSEY HOGAN 2008- 369
     
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. KELSEY HOGAN 2008- 1,153
     
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
7. KAYLEE KILPATRICK  2011- 79

 

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 (18) from last season (12) with one 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 530-511 for a .509 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.

A WIN FRIDAY WOULD...: If the Wildcats defeat the Catamounts, it would advance UNH to the semifinal for the second consecutive year. New Hampshire has not played consecutive semifinal matches since the 1988 and 1989 Seaboard Conference Tournament. New Hampshire could potentially see either the second-seed Stony Brook University or the seven-seed University of Maryland, Baltimore County. The game will be played Sunday, March 9 at SEFCU Arena with a time to be announced.

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