March 3, 2006
THE SERIES: This is the 26th meeting between UW-Milwaukee and the Bulldogs. The Panthers own a 14-11 advantage in the all-time series, including an 8-4 edge in
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 182 career bombs and still has more than a season remaining in her
MORE ON JACKIE: Closser's .860 mark at the free throw line leads the circuit as well. Not just a shooter, Closser also leads the
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 11 straight games and 20 of
Akande is coming off a 24-point outing in the team's quarterfinal win over
SHOOTING IT STRAIGHT: Junior Ellen Hamilton is knocking down 47 percent of her three-point attempts so far this season, which is good for the No. 2 spot in the NCAA. Due to the
ON THE DEFENSIVE: Despite its second-worst shooting display of the season,
WHAT CAN BROWN DO FOR US?: Freshman Candyce Brown had career-highs of nine rebounds and six assists Wednesday against
WE'RE GOING STREAKING: Butler has hit at least one three-pointer in 152 straight games, dating back to Feb. 1, 2001...the Bulldogs have shot at least 70 percent from the free throw line in 10 of their last 12 games.
AGAINST THE PANTHERS: Freshman Lade Akande has averaged 19.0 ppg against UWM this season, including a career-high 28 points in the 80-79 overtime win Dec. 31...Butler is 25-of-30 from the free throw line against UWM this season...the Panthers hold an 82-63 advantage in rebounding in the two games...UWM has hit only six treys against Butler in the two games...UWM's Traci Edwards has averaged 23.5 points and 11.5 rebounds.
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
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