Middle Tennessee Women’s Basketball 2010-11 Highlights
• Rowe grabbed a career-high 21 rebounds Jan. 5 against North Texas. The 21 boards are the most by any player in the Rick Insell era and are tied for fourth among all Blue Raiders in program history. They are the most in school history since Priscilla Robinson also hauled in 21 at Arkansas State Dec. 1, 1990. • Rowe established five new freshman single-season school records: points (531), rebounds (313), free throw attempts (199), field goals made (208) and minutes played (1055). • Head coach Rick Insell won his 100th game against Sun Belt competition when Middle Tennessee defeated South Alabama 71-48 Feb. 5 inside the Murphy Center. • Kortni Jones handed out 159 assists, the most by a Blue Raider sophomore in school history and second most in a single-season. • Jones recorded her first career double-double with 11 points and a career-best tying 10 assists against Florida Atlantic Jan. 12. • The six Blue Raider freshmen outscored the entire Troy roster, 55-52, in the home contest Jan. 19. • Freshman Laken Leonard drained a 3-pointer with 1:42 remaining to lift Middle Tennessee into triple digits for the first and only time all season. • The Blue Raider defense forced a season-high 38 turnovers against South Dakota State Nov. 28. Twelve of the 38 ball changes were in the first eight minutes, as Middle Tennessee built a 19-0 cushion on its way to the 70-51 win. • Rowe’s 16 rebounds in her debut are the most by any player in program history, while the 25 points rank fifth. Through the first two games, her 28 rebounds are tied for first with Hendrix and Pippa Gipson (1989-90), while the 43 points are fourth. • Middle Tennessee played in its first in-season tournament, not counting the 2008 Preseason WNIT, since 2006 when it headed to San Antonio, Texas, Dec. 20-21 for the UTSA Holiday Classic and came away with the tournament title. The Blue Raiders swept St. Bonaventure and Kansas State in the field. • Middle Tennessee has now played in three in-season tournaments under head coach Rick Insell and improved to 5-1 under his direction, including four-straight wins. • Rowe and sophomore Icelyn Elie were Blue Raider representatives on the all-tournament team. • When No. 4/5 Xavier came to the Murphy Center Dec. 9, it marked the fifth-straight season in which a ranked opponent visited Murfreesboro and the second-highest ranked during the Rick Insell era. • Middle Tennessee began the season 2-0 for the first time since 2003-04 and just the 14th time in program history. • Rowe collected four Sun Belt Player of the Week awards, setting a conference record for freshmen. • Elie picked up one Player of the Week plaudit, in February, to give the Blue Raiders their first set of teammates to garner the honor since Chrissy Givens and Amber Holt each won it in 200607.
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