Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Final Women’s Basketball Numbers

A day after the men’s basketball season was recapped, it’s time to turn your attention to the women after Connecticut claimed the national title with an impressive victory over Louisville Tuesday night.

Let’s jump right into the national numbers. The Panthers finished fourth in the country in three-pointers made per game at 8.8, with leader FGCU finishing at 9.4. The team also ended up 22nd with its 35.1 percent three-point field-goal shooting.

Individually, Emily Decorah was fifth in the country with 3.28 three’s made per game (leader was at 3.50) and placed 17th in shooting with her 40.8 percent clip from long distance, which also led the conference.

Speaking of Decorah, she broke the league and school record for three-pointers made in a season, finishing with 95 to top the former mark of 93 (Jess Wilhite, 2000-01). Her 233 attempts from beyond the arc were the second-most in school history, while her 67 made 3’s in league-only games topped the former mark of 52 as well.

A look at the Horizon League leaders shows three players in the top 16 in scoring, with Angela Rodriguez 11th at 13.2 points per game, Sami Tucker 15th (11.8 ppg) and Ashley Green 16th (11.6 ppg). Tucker (seventh with 8.0 rebounds per game) and Green (11th with 6.2 rpg) also ranked among the rebounding leaders.

Rodriguez was listed in a few categories. She placed sixth in the league in assists with 3.9 per game. Her 114 assists on the season was good for ninth place on the all-time single-season list. She was fourth in three-pointers made per game (2.1), 14th in 3FG percentage (32.4) and 12th in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.0). In addition, her 84.8 percent free-throw shooting would have led the conference (leader was 84.5), but she did not end up with enough attempts to qualify.

Tucker also ended up third in the league with her 37.8 percent three-point shooting.