The Opening Tip
The Trojans take a break from
Sun Belt Conference play when UALR (13-7) hosts the Louisiana Tech Lady
Techsters (9-10) Wednesday (Jan. 30) at 7 p.m. It will be the annual "Think
Pink" basketball game in support of the Kay Yow Fund for breast cancer
Unable to attend? There are
multiple ways you can follow all the action. If you want to listen to audio,
you can hear Phil Elson (Play-by-Play) and Ron Jumper (Color) either on
terrestrial radio at 920 AM or via the world wide web by clicking here. For
subscription video, you can watch on UALR's athletic web site by clicking here.
Finally, live stats can be found here.
- UALR (13-7) steps out of conference play as it hosts Louisiana
Tech Wednesday night (Jan. 30) for its annual "Think Pink" game.
- January 30 marks the third-latest
non-conference game in program history (Morris Brown 2/3/01 and 2/10/03).
- With a team-high 13 points, Saturday marked the first time
in her career that junior Hannah Fohne led UALR in scoring for a game.
- UALR's 52-48 win over North Texas Saturday (Jan. 26) marked
the first time this season the Trojans won when trailing with five
minutes remaining in the ballgame.
- Louisiana Tech was a member of the Sun Belt from 1991-2001.
Lady Techsters lead the all-time series 7-2 but are 0-2 in games played at the
Jack Stephens Center.
Get Your Pink On
UALR women's basketball team invites all Trojan fans to the 2013 annual "Think
Pink" basketball game, sponsored by QBot, on Wednesday, Jan. 30 as the Trojans
take on Louisiana Tech. Tip-off at the Jack Stephens Center between these 2012
NCAA participants is set for 7 p.m.
The UALR basketball team will be wearing pink socks and
laces as well as pink t-shirts during warm-ups. During the starting line-ups
and at halftime, we will be honoring breast cancer survivors who are in
Breast cancer survivors receive free admission to the game. Commemorative
t-shirts will also be sold for $10 with proceeds benefiting the Kay Yow Cancer
Fund. For one lucky student in attendance, QBot has graciously donated an i Pad
Fans in attendance will be able to purchase raffle tickets with
proceeds going to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Prizes include a pink Nikon camera,
a pink backpack stuffed with UALR gear and a pink basketball autographed by the
entire UALR women's basketball team. Tickets will be $5 apiece or five for $20.
UALR would like to thank the following sponsors for supporting
this great event: QBot, Oxford Screen Printing, Arrow Coach Lines, Dennis and
Karen Ferra, Gwen and Bill Dunkum, George Prange, Jane and Robert Wayland,
Leslie and Gary Collins and Riverside Box Company.
Tickets are available by calling 565-UALR or visiting
www.ualrtrojans.com. Come join us for an
exciting pink evening of breast cancer awareness and basketball!
Scouting Louisiana Tech
Two programs that are well-known nationally will square
off Wednesday (Jan. 30) when UALR faces Louisiana Tech (9-10). Both teams
have combined for five NCAA tournament appearances in the past three seasons. La
Tech and UALR have each beaten Oral Roberts at home this season. UALR claimed a
79-47 win on Nov. 21, 2012 while the Lady Techsters knocked off ORU 61-59 on
its last contest, Louisiana Tech fell in a crucial Western Athletic Conference
game at home in overtime, 76-75, to Utah State. Brittany Lewis led the Lady
Techsters with 21 points and 16 rebounds. Whitney Frazier and Lulu Perry added
16 while Kelia Shelton came off the bench for 15 points.
different La Tech players average double-digit scoring on the year. Shelton
leads the way with 12.8 points per game while Lewis adds 11.6 points and a
team-high 6.5 rebounds per game.
The Lady Techsters are one of the most inexperienced teams in
the country as only six players have seen previous action with the Lady Techsters.
Four of those players are only sophomores.
Flashback to Last Year
UALR took an early
19-12 lead thanks to back-to-back threes, but Louisiana Tech rallied to take a
26-21 halftime lead and a 64-48 win Nov. 22, 2011 in Ruston, La.
Louisiana Tech only won the rebounding battle 46-41, the Lady Techsters had a
sizeable advantage in second-chance points. UALR surrendered 16 points off of
20 La Tech offensive boards. UALR managed five points on 14 offensive boards.
Janette Merriex led all returners from that contest with 15 points on 6-13
shooting, including a 3-6 mark from beyond the arc.
Louisiana Tech only returns one starter and 13 points from last
year's contest. Whitney Frazier only managed four points but did grab seven
To read more, click here.
The Oddity Known as North Texas
To say it was an odd end to the North Texas-UALR
series as Sun Belt Conference-foes would be quite the understatement.
When the two teams met
up Jan. 9 in Little Rock, UALR faced its largest halftime deficit of the season
in trailing by 14, 31-17. UALR rallied and even took a 55-50 lead with 5:10
left in the ballgame. North Texas rallied to win 68-65, the only time this
season UALR lost when leading with five minutes remaining in a game in 2012-13.
Conversely when the two
teams met in Denton less than three weeks later, North Texas held a slim 43-42
lead with five minutes left. Trailing 48-45 with three minutes remaining, UALR
scored the next seven points for the 52-48 win. It is the only win this
season for UALR when trailing with five minutes left.
UALR finished 12-11 against North Texas as
conference foes. The Trojans trailed 7-6 in games played in Little Rock but
went 6-3 in Denton.
People Know Him, He's Kind Of A Big Deal
Head coach Joe Foley has quite the resume at both Arkansas Tech before he took over the
reins of the UALR program for the 2003-04 season.
In 16 years
with Arkansas Tech, he compiled a 456-81 record (28.5 wins per season). Coupled
with the 186-112 mark at UALR, he is 642-193.
the 2012-13 season, Foley is one of only 41 head coaches who have won more than
600 games in women's college basketball. His 629 wins are ranked 15th in
all-time victories among active coaches and 28th among all coaches. His .772
winning percentage is 26th among active coaches and 30th all-time.
Last Time Out: North Texas
UALR's only loss on the
season when leading with five minutes remaining in the game was against North
Texas Jan. 9. So it stands to reason UALR's only win when trailing with five
minutes left was at North Texas Saturday (Jan. 26).
Trojans rallied from a nine-point deficit and scored the final seven points of
the game as UALR knocked off North Texas, 52-48.
junior Hannah Fohne matched a career-best with 13 points on 6-10
shooting from the field. Classmate Taylor Ford recorded the only UALR
triple of the game to tie the score at 48 with 2:35 remaining in the game. She
also hit a jumper to give the Trojans the lead for good with 1:41 left in the
Sophomore Taylor Gault iced the game with a fastbreak
lay-up with less than a second left.
To read more, click here.
UALR battles South Alabama in the final Sun Belt Conference East
Division game in Little Rock on Saturday (Feb. 2). Tip-off is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. The
Trojans defeated the Jaguars 49-40 Dec. 22, 2012 in Mobile, Ala.