Women's Hoops Welcomes Buffalo for Tuesday's Non-Conference Finale

Women's Hoops Welcomes Buffalo for Tuesday's Non-Conference Finale

SACRED HEART (2-8, 0-0 NEC) vs. BUFFALO (7-3, 0-0 MAC)

GAME 11 * Fairfield, Conn. * William H. Pitt Center * 7:00 PM

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Inside the Series...

  • This is the first meeting between Buffalo and Sacred Heart as Division I opponents
  • The only other time these two teams have faced each other was on Dec. 6, 1990 during SHU's Division II era
  • In the first meeting, the Pioneers fell 74-66 to the Bulls at home in the Pitt Center

SHU Against the 

  • Buffalo is the only Mid-American Conference team Sacred Heart has ever faced making the Pioneers 0-1 against the MAC
  • SHU has never played against Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Easter Michigan, Kent State, Miami, Northern Illinois, Ohio, Toledo or Western Michigan


Scouting the Bulls...

  • The Bulls come into Tuesday's game on a one-game winning streak after a 57-48 defeat of Niagara before the Holidays snapped Buffalo's three-game slide
  • Buffalo went 6-0 in the month of November after a 55-38 win over NEC opponent LIU Brooklyn helped the Bulls to start the year off right
  • The Bulls were predicted to finish tied for fifth place in the MAC East in this season's preseason coaches poll. Despite the low ranking, Buffalo garnered one vote to win the MAC Tournament
  • Buffalo lost its three All-MAC honorees to graduation in the spring of 2015. Forward Kristen Sharkey earned All-Mid-American Conference Second Team honors, while Mackenzie Loesing earned a spot on the third team and was named Mid-American Conference Sixth Player of the Year. The Bulls also lost 2014-15 Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Year, and All-MAC Honorable Mention honoree, Christa Baccas


The Road to History...
Hannah Kimmel passed two career milestones in the first half against Penn State. With 4:08 remaining in the first quarter, the RS-junior tallied the 900th and 901st points of her career with her first field goal of the game. Less than two minutes into the second quarter, she pulled down her third rebound of the afternoon, the 500th of her career. The points milestorne comes less than a month after the Harpursville, N.Y. native tallied 11 points against Fairfield in the 2015 Cross-Town Classic to reach 800 career points. Currently owning 909 points, Kimmel will become the 19th playing in SHU women's basketball history to reach 1,000 points with 91 more.


Stellar in the Start...
In her first start of the season, Lerae Ettienne tallied her best numbers of the year so far. The senior shot an amazing .800 (8-10) from the floor totaling a season-best, and team-leading, 16 points. Ettienne missed a double-double by just two rebounds, pulling down a season-high of eight.


Triple Digits...
Senior Kelcey Castro came into last Sunday's game against Penn State with 97 points as a Pioneer. The second-year transfer student made one three-pointer during the game for her 100th career point.


Hometown Glory...
Since its opening in 1997, SHU women's hoops boasts a .721 winning percentage (205-79) when playing in the William H. Pitt Center. While never posting a losing home record, the Pioneers' went undefeated at home twice in 2003-04 (14-0) and 2005-06 (15-0). SHU is 13-5 (.722) when hosting an NEC Tournament game, and have won all three titles on its home court.