Women's Basketball |
Nov. 20, 2010
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The University of Cincinnati women's basketball team continues a four-game season-opening home stand when it welcomes Robert Morris to Fifth Third Arena for a 2 p.m. tip on Sunday, Nov. 21. The game will be televised live on Fox Sports Ohio with Tommy Gelehrter and Betsy Ross on the call.
Cincinnati is 1-0 vs. Robert Morris, having defeated the Colonials, 71-29, on Nov. 20, 2001, in Fifth Third Arena.
Jamelle Elliott enters her second season as a head coach, taking over the Cincinnati program after 12 years as an assistant coach at Connecticut, her alma mater. She was a six-time national champion with the Huskies, including helping UConn to its first championship as a student-athlete in 1995. One of the most accomplished players in the distinguished history of the Connecticut program, Elliott finished her career ranked No. 2 among UConn's all-time rebounding leaders (1,054), No. 5 in BIG EAST career rebounding (558), and No. 11 in UConn career scoring (1,387).
Cincinnati is 2-0 for the first time since the 2006-07 season, when it started 5-0.
The Bearcats have outrebounded their first two opponents by a total of 87-58, a +14.5 rebound per game margin.
Cincinnati finished the 2009-10 season with a 12-18 overall record and a 4-12 mark in BIG EAST play.
UC won a first-round game in the BIG EAST Championship for the second straight season, knocking off USF, 63-51.
Head coach Jamelle Elliott, the only BIG EAST head women's basketball coach to also play in the league, enters her second season on the Bearcats bench.
Elliott spent 12 seasons as an assistant at Connecticut following a four-year playing career for the Huskies, where she won a combined six national championships as a player and coach.
UC will celebrate its 40th season of women's basketball in 2010-11.
Senior guard Shareese Ulis is UC's leading scorer, averaging 16.5 points over the first two contests of the season.
Former BIG EAST all-Rookie Team member Shelly Bellman, who missed the 2009-10 season due to injury, has been granted a sixth year of eligibility.
UC welcomes six newcomers, inlcuding ESPN Top 100 recruit Kayla Cook and Michigan transfer Dayeesha Hollins. Hollins will sit out the 2010-11 season due to NCAA transfer guidelines.
Vanderbilt transfer Chanel Chisholm will be eligible this season after she sat out the 2009-10 season due to transfer guidelines.
UC returns just 27 percent of its minutes played from 2009-10 as well as 28 percent of its scoring, 29 percent of its rebounding, and 38 percent of its assists.