Roos Host Chicago State on Senior Day
UMKC Athletics 3-5-2019
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The UMKC women’s basketball team (14-14, 8-7) returns back to the Swinney Center for the final home game of the season and senior forward Kristen Moore’s career against Chicago State on Saturday, Mar. 9th at 2 p.m. CT

#TeamKC Notes

  • Postseason Tournament Scenarios- If the season ended today, the Roos would be the No. 5 seed in the WAC conference tournament and would play against No. 4 seed CSU Bakersfield in the first round on Mar. 14th at 4:30 p.m. CT.  With California Baptist being a first-year member to the WAC Conference, the Lancers are ineligible for postseason play, moving every team up one seed in the WAC tournament. The winner of that game would face off with the winner of the  New Mexico State/Seattle U match-up on Mar. 15th in the semifinal round at 2 p.m. CT. UMKC still has a chance to obtain the No. 3 seed during the game on Saturday
  • Senior Day - Senior forward Kristen Moore will play her last home game in a Roos uniform this Saturday against Chicago State. During Moore’ s tenure at UMKC, the 2018-19 season is the best team the Chicago, Ill., native has played with (14-14 record). The 14 wins are three more than any other Roos team during her time. Moore has career averages of 10.9 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. For WAC play this year, Moore has averaged 13.0 points and 5.6 rebounds per game for the Roos. In regards to WAC rankings, Moore sits 12th in overall scoring (10.9) and 18th in overall rebounds per game (5.0). Moore became the 14th player to score 1000 points in a UMKC jersey back on Dec. 6th at Missouri as well as recording her 500th career rebound in the Roo Holiday Classic versus Louisiana Tech back on Dec. 21st. Moore also ranks ninth all-time in career rebounds for UMKC in her four years in the program
  • Home Court Firepower - Playing in Swinney Center this year, the Roos have had four players who have averaged 11 points per game or more at home this season
  • Meeting in the Middle - With a 8-7 WAC record, the Roos now sit in sixth place in the conference standings. This is the best conference record ever for UMKC since joining the WAC back in the 2013-14 season
  • About the Roos - With one game remaining on the schedule, the Roos will look to finish the 2018-19 season strong after a road trip that ended with a loss at UTRGV on Saturday. In a game that featured 11 lead changes, the Roos would fall in the last 30 seconds of play after a UTRGV layup that helped seal the victory for the Vaqueros. Ericka Mattingly kept UMKC in the game all night as the junior guard produced 26 points and nine rebounds. Leilah Vigil tallied her 13th double-double of the year. Looking ahead to Saturday’s game, UMKC will look to finish out the year with its first 15 win season since the 2009-10 campaign, when the Roos recorded a 16-16 record
  • Mattingly Continues to Roll - Junior guard Ericka Mattingly (Wichita, Kan.) filled up the stat sheet once again for the Roos on Saturday night, recording 26 points, nine rebounds and five assists in the loss to the Vaqueros. Two weeks ago, Mattingly received WAC Player of the Week honors for her part in the victories over Seattle U and Utah Valley in which she posted back-to-back double-doubles. This is her second nomination of the season with her first one coming during the week of Nov. 26-Dec. 2nd. In the win over Seattle U, Mattingly recorded a career-high 10 steals, which was four steals short of tying the all-time record set back in the ‘86-’87 season by Valerie Quarles, who had 14 in a game on Dec. 12th against Doane College. On Feb. 9th versus California Baptist, Mattingly delivered a historical performance which resulted in notching the third triple-double in UMKC history and her second of the season (28 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists). With her second triple-double, Mattingly is one of only seven players with multiple triple-doubles this season in Division I women’s basketball. Mattingly has improved to 15 games when scoring 20 points or more this year.  Mattingly’s stat line for the 2018-2019 season consists of averages of 19.0 points, 6.2 assists, 6.1 rebounds and an 80.7 percentage on free throw attempts. The Junior College All-American still stands at the top among the other prolific scoring guards in the WAC, as she is second in points (19.0), first in assists (6.2) and first in steals per game (3.3). In reference to UMKC history, Mattingly is on pace to break Penny Waggner’s season assist record (188) set back in the ‘84-85 season. The scoring guard also ranks third all time in a season for free throws made at 159 for UMKC. Nationally, Mattingly ranks 39th in points per game (19.0), ninth for total assists (174), ninth in steals per game (3.3) and seventh for free throws made (159)
  • Team Rankings - As a team, UMKC sits second in points per game (74.9) while garnering a spot at third in field goal percentage (42.1), rebounding (39.4) and three-point field goal percentage (32.4) in the WAC. Nationally, the Roos rank tied for 39th for scoring offense (74.9) in the nation
  • Preparing for the Cougars - Under first year head coach Misty Opat, the Cougars will look to finish out the 2018-19 year on a good note on Saturday as Chicago State currently sits in eighth place in the conference with a 2-26 (2-13) record. The Cougars have relied on Tyeshia Bowers to push the envelope all year long as the guard leads Chicago State in points per game (12.0) and total assists (67). In regards to WAC rankings, Bowers sits in ninth place for points per game (12.0) and 11th in assists per game (2.8). Chicago State will be the seventh or eighth seed for the WAC Tournament next week depending on the outcome of the Seattle U/Grand Canyon match-up on Saturday
  • Vigil Making a Name For Herself - Freshman forward Leilah Vigil (Montbello, Colo.) remains a physical presence in the post for UMKC in 2018-19. The Montbello, Colo., native recorded her 13th double-double on the season for UMKC (14 points and 14 rebounds) last Saturday vs. UTRGV. In the game against Utah Valley, Vigil recorded 21 rebounds in the win over the Wolverines, which was a career high. Vigil was 2 rebounds shy of tying the all-time single game rebound record set back by Stephanie Worthy in the ‘85-86 season (23) in the win over Utah Valley. During conference play, Vigil is averaging a double-double through 15 games with 12.3 points and 10.7 rebounds per game. In regards to rebounding, Vigil remains at fourth in rebounds per game (9.9) and in field goal percentage (53.3) in the WAC. Vigil was named to the Holiday Classic All-Tournament team with her performances against SIUE and LA Tech back on Dec. 20-21st. Vigil recently broke the all-time freshman rebound record in a season (230) and now sits with 277 rebounds after Saturday’s performance
  • Spotlight Player - Freshman guard Emily Ivory (Davenport, Iowa) has been a force off the bench for UMKC all year with 76 three-point shots made thus far in 2018-19, which includes a school record eight three-pointers in the first WAC conference game against Chicago State back on Jan. 5th. Ivory ranks first in the Western Athletic Conference with 2.7 three-pointers per game. Going in depth in her shot selection, Ivory has made a splash beyond the arc all year as she sits in fifth place for three-point field goal percentage in the WAC (37.6). In the loss at New Mexico State, Ivory broke the single season freshman record for three point field goals set back by Calli White in the 2013-14 campaign (73)
  • Last Season - In 2017-18, the Roos finished 11-19 overall and 7-7 in WAC play.  On the season, UMKC picked up key WAC victories with an overtime win over Grand Canyon and sweeping the season series between UTRGV and Chicago State.
  • Up Next - The Blue & Gold will head to the 2019 WAC Tournament next Wednesday, Mar. 13th. More information to come on Sunday for who the Roos will be playing

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