Feb. 28, 2006
THE SERIES: This is the 47th meeting between
LEAGUE RECOGNITION: Junior Jackie Closser earned "All-
`JACK' OF ALL TRADES: With her trio of three-pointers Feb. 16 at Loyola, junior Jackie Closser became the most prolific three-point shooter in Butler history, breaking Debbie Benziger's (1995-98) previous mark of 167. Closser now has 181 career bombs and still has more than a season remaining in her
BIG PLAY LADE: Freshman Lade Akande has become a model of consistency for the Bulldogs. The 6-1 post player has been in double figures in 10 straight games and 19 of
SHOOTING IT STRAIGHT: Junior Ellen Hamilton is knocking down 48 percent of her three-point attempts so far this season, which is good for the No. 2 spot in the NCAA. Due to the
LEAGUE LEADERS: Junior Jackie Closser is second in the
QUICK SHOTS: A win Wednesday would give Butler 15 wins, which would be new respective season-highs for Butler under coach Beth Couture...sophomore Cassie Freeman had a career-high 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting Feb. 16 at Loyola...junior Jackie Closser played all 40 minutes Feb. 23 against Cleveland State, the eighth time this season she's gone the distance...Ellen Hamilton (Jan. 16) joined Jackie Closser (Dec. 5) and Lade Akande (Dec. 26) in winning the
WHAT CAN BROWN DO FOR US?: Freshman Candyce Brown had career-highs of five assists and four steals Feb. 23 against Cleveland State, while matching her personal-best with seven points. Brown played 31 minutes in her sixth career start.
WE'RE GOING STREAKING: Butler has hit at least one three-pointer in 151 straight games, dating back to Feb. 1, 2001...the Bulldogs have shot at least 70 percent from the free throw line in nine of their last 11 games.
REMEMBERING THE TITANS: Juniors Jackie Closser and Ellen Hamilton have combined to average 36 points per game against the Titans in the two regular season contests this season...Detroit has hit 18-of-34 (.529) from three-point range in the two games...both teams have wasted halftime leads: Butler led 31-29 at the break Jan. 12 before losing 71-69, while the Titans led 35-24 at intermission before Butler came back for a 71-65 win Feb. 6.
BOEKE LOST FOR THE SEASON: Senior forward Stephanie Boeke will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee during
CLOSSER IS CLUTCH: Junior Jackie Closser hit all 12 of her free throw attempts Feb. 6 at
WORTHLESS STAT OF THE DAY: With the team's three healthy seniors starting their last regular season game Saturday, all 12 players on the