OAKLAND WOMEN'S BASKETBALL 2013-14 REVIEW

May 2, 2014

Final Game Notes

The Oakland women's basketball team completed its first-ever season in the Horizon League with a 8-8 record, good for sixth place. The No. 6 seeded Golden Grizzlies fell in a tightly-contested quarterfinal game of the Horizon League tournament to Youngstown State, 68-64, as OU overcame a 12-point deficit to lead by two points with just 1:54 left on the clock. Jeff Tungate completed his inaugural season as head coach with a 13-17 record.

Oakland played one of the toughest schedules in the country as 11 of its 17 losses came against teams that reached postseason play, including three in the NCAA tournament (Wright State, Michigan State, Tennessee), four in the WNIT (Green Bay, Indiana, Miami, Minnesota) and UIC won the 2014 WBI.

2013-14 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Oakland recorded its first non-losing season in league play since 2010-11
  • The Golden Grizzlies earned their 250th win since turning Division I in 1998-99 with a 78-63 victory over Detroit on Jan. 11, which also marked the team's first-ever Horizon League victory
  • OU tallied the most points per game since 2007-08, averaging 70.4, and the most total points in five years with 2,111
  • The Golden Grizzlies finished 9-6 inside the Athletics Center O'rena, the most wins at home since 2010-11
  • Oakland scored 100 points against UM-Dearborn on Dec. 20 for the first time since 2011
  • Bethany Watterworth finished her career becoming just the sixth player in program history to score 1,900 points
  • Kim Bee led the Horizon League with 1.9 blocks per game
  • Victoria Lipscomb finished in the top-10 in program history in assists with 363

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SEASON AWARDS
ALL-HORIZON LEAGUE
» Bethany Watterworth (2nd team)
HORIZON LEAGUE ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM
» Kim Bee
ACADEMIC ALL-HORIZON LEAGUE
» Elena Popkey
MADNESS ALL-LEAGUE TEAM
» Bethany Watterworth (3rd team), Elena Popkey (3rd team), Kim Bee (4th team)

 

 

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