The University of Texas-Pan American Broncs women's basketball team (7-11) kicks of Great West Conference play against the Chicago State University Cougars (2-15) on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at the UTPA Fieldhouse.What You Need to KnowUTPA vs. Chicago State: This is the 12th meeting between the Broncs and the Cougars in a series that dates back to 2001 | The Broncs have picked up three wins in that time, the last of which came on January 16, 2010 at the UTPA Fieldhouse | That win gave the Broncs their most recent four-game winning streak | In four-career games against the Cougars, Bianca Torre is averaging 16.0 points per game | In two games last season, Donna Jackson averaged 12.5 points and 8.0 rebounds.Historic RPI: The Broncs got into the Top 200 in RPI for what is believed to be the first time in program history on January 15, when the Broncs were ranked #193. Their current strength of schedule ranking is #61. We're Going Streaking!: The Broncs are now winners of three in a row for the first time this season | The Broncs won three-straight twice last season, from November 16 through 22 and December 10 through 14 | The Broncs last won four in a row January 4 through 16, 2010, with the final game being against tonight's opponent, Chicago State | Prior to that, the Broncs' longest winning streak was six games, encompassing the final two games of the 2002-03 season and the first four games of the 2003-04 season | The Broncs also had a six-game winning streak during the non-conference portion of the 1991-92 season | The Broncs won five-straight once, near the beginning of the 1984-85 season, when the second-year program was competing in NAIA Division II (the Broncs moved to NCAA Division I the next season).
CHICAGO, Illinois -- The University of Texas-Pan American Broncs men's basketball team (5-15) opens up Great West Conference Play against the Chicago State University Cougars (1-16) on Thursday at 7:05 p.m. at the Jones Convocation Center.What You Need to KnowUTPA vs. Chicago State: This is the tenth meeting all-time between the Broncs and Cougars in a series that dates back to 2002 | The Broncs are looking for their third win of the series | The Broncs beat the Cougars in their first meeting under head coach Ryan Marks, 63-42 at the UTPA Fieldhouse (1/6/10) | In four-career games against the Cougars, Aaron Urbanus is averaging 11.5 points, 2.3 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.5 steals | In three games, Jared Maree is averaging 10.3 points and 3.7 rebounds | Chicago State is ranked 298th in the latest RPI with a strength of schedule that's the 41st toughest out of 344 schools.