Women’s Basketball Visits UNI In Clash Between MVC Leaders

first_imgEarlier this week, Ingle, Hittner and Wendell were recognized by the conference for their performances. Ingle was named MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week for the fourth time while Hittner was tabbed MVC Newcomer of the Week for the fourth time and Wendell the MVC Player of the Week for the 13th time in her career and fourth time this season. Story Links Live Video Drake Game Notes Drake rallied for a 76-62 comeback victory over Indiana State on Jan. 22 at the Knapp Center behind big games by seniors Caitlin Ingle (Runnells, Iowa) and Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.). Ingle nearly recorded her second career triple-double with 13 points, nine assists and eight rebounds as she became the MVC’s all-time assists leader with 687 career assists. Wendell poured in a game-high 29 points and moved to third all-time on the MVC all-time scoring list with 2,289 points. Freshman Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) added 14 points and nine rebounds. For just the second time in Missouri Valley Conference history, a pair of teams have started Valley play 8-0, as Drake (15-4, 8-0 MVC) and UNI (15-4, 8-0 MVC) are the two hottest teams in the conference. The Bulldogs have won nine-straight games while the Panthers are riding an 11-game winning streak. Drake is the league’s top offensive team while UNI is the top defensive team. CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team closes out the month of January on Friday evening when it plays at UNI in the McLeod Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. with the in-state game broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3 and on the radio on 1350 ESPN Des Moines. Following Friday’s game, Drake enjoys a short break before returning to action on Feb. 3 at Southern Illinois. Print Friendly Version Live Audio UNI limits opponents to 58.0 points per game, and MVC competitors to 46.8 points. The Panthers last loss was at Iowa on Dec. 4. Senior Madison Weekly is averaging 15.4 points and 4.1 assists per game. UNI edged Drake three times last season, including in the second round of the WNIT. However, Drake dominates the all-time series with a 56-24 advantage. Wendell is once again leading the MVC in scoring at 22.6 points per game, an average that ranks seventh in the nation. However, the Bulldogs boast a balanced scoring attack with four players averaging double figures and two more averaging 9.0 points per game. As a team, Drake is scoring 83.2 points per game, which ranks 10th in the country.last_img

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