SACRED HEART (13-11, 11-2 NEC) VS. Robert Morris (9-14, 6-6 NEC)
GAME 25 * Fairfield, Conn. * Coach Bike Court at the William H. Pitt Center * 7:00 PM
Inside the Series...
- SHU leads the all-time series with Robert Morris 21-10 after falling to the Colonials in the NEC-opener 78-63
- Last season, each team won at their respective home courts
- Always playing each other close, over the last five years the average margin of victory between the two teams is nine points, three of those nine games were decided by less than five points
- All meetings between SHU and RMU have come as Division I conference foes
- The Pioneers have faced Robert Morris four times in the NEC Tournament, winning twice and losing twice, including the falling to the Colonials in the 2007 championship game by just two points, 68-66
Last Time They Met...
- The Pioneers fell to Robert Morris 78-63 on the road to open Northeast Conference play this season
- Hannah Kimmel had the hot hand shooting .857 (6-7) from downtown, and .750 (8-12) from the floor, for a then season-high tying 22 point
- Kimmel and Tarsi accounted for 13 of SHU's 14 first-half points
- Kimmel was perfect from the floor in the first quarter going 4-for-4 overall and 3-for-3 from downtown
- Kimmel and Robert Morris' Stamolamprou tied to lead the game with 22 points each
- The Colonials made a difference at the glass, outrebounding SHU 40-19, a season low for the Pioneers
Scouting the Colonials...
- RMU comes into Monday's game having lost a close game at Fairleigh Dickinson 60-52 Saturday
- Robert Morris ranks in the top two in the NEC in eight categories, and leads the league in scoring margin (+5.3), FG percentage defense (.377, 3FG percentage (.326) and 3FG percentage defense (.276)
- The Colonials are led by two-time All-NEC selection Anna Niki Stamolamprou who is currently averaging 14.0 points per game ranking her eighth in the league
- RMU was picked to finish atop the league for the third straight year in the 2015-16 NEC Coaches Preseason Poll garnering 7 first-place votes and currently has the best overall record amongst the league's ten teams
Career Numbers vs. Robert Morris...
|Adaysha Williams (5-5)||4.0||5.0||4.2||32.8|
|Shelby Hickey (4-1)||1.75||1.5||1.0||21.75|
|Lerae Ettienne (6-1)||4.33||2.0||0.16||9.5|
|Hannah Kimmel (5-5)||19.2||7.0||1.0||34.2|
|Alissa Tarsi (5-1)||5.4||2.0||0.2||12.4|
|Tykera Carter (2-0)||2.0||0.5||0||5.0|
|Kelcey Castro (1-0)||4||3||4||27|
|Erin Storck (1-0)||2||1||4||20|
|Cleo Polyzou (1-0)||3||0||0||10|
|Danielle Durjan (1-0)||1||0||2||5|
For the 17th straight year, the Sacred Heart women's basketball team clinched a berth into the NEC Tournament with Saturday's win over Central Connecticut.
Not-So Manic Mondays...
After downing the Blackbirds for the second straight Monday, the Pioneers come into Monday's rematch with Robert Morris a perfect 5-0 when playing on Mondays.
For the first time this season, the Pioneers have three players averaging double-digit points. With 14 points against the Blue Devils on Sunday, Kelcey Castro's scoring average bumped up to 10.0 points per game. Hannah Kimmel and Alissa Tarsi still lead the squad averaging 16.8 and 12.2 points per game respectively.
On a Roll...
Completing the season sweeps of both Brooklyn NEC teams and Central Connecticut in the last three games, the Sacred Heart women's basketball team has now won 11 of its last 12 games.
With 12 in SHU's 79-69 win over CCSU, Hannah Kimmel has tallied double-digit points in the last 13 games, and 21 times overall this season. Saturday marked the 60th time in her career that the RS-junior has put 10 or more points on the scoreboard.