5 Katherine Ups
5 Katherine Ups
Height: 5-9
Year: Senior
Hometown: Wollongong, NSW, Australia
High School: Smith's Hill
Position: Guard
Major: Biomedical Sciences
gp 17
pts/g 7.9
fg % 37.0
3pt % 34.1
ft % 64.1
reb/g 4.2
a/g 2.1

2016-17: Appeared in all 32 games while earning the start in 22 as a junior... has started the last nine games for the Bulls and has turned into one of the most important players on the team... currently averaging 18.3 minutes, 3.4 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists... has grabbed 43 offensive rebounds and gathered a career-high 24 steals... had her best game of the season in the season opening win against UMass (11/11) as she notched her second career double-double with a career-best 16 points, eight rebounds, three assists and three steals across just 23 minutes... netted 10 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals in a season-high 35 minutes against Fordham (12/29)... ripped down a season-best 11 rebounds, five offensive, in the road win at Western Michigan (1/28)... grabbed 10 rebounds including a season-high six offensive in the Bulls MAC first round win over Bowling Green (3/6)... had a strong game in the Bulls MAC quarterfinal victory over Ball State (3/8) as she netted six points, six rebounds and six assists... has dished out a career-high 55 assists, ranking second on the team.

2015-16: Made huge strides as a sophomore as she was one of only three UB players to appear in all 34 games while earning the start in 32... she started the final 18 games of the season and led UB to a 10-5 record down the stretch to make the NCAA Tournament for the first time... ranked third on the team in minutes played (831), averaging 24.4 minutes a game... ranked fourth on the team in scoring (5.6 PPG) and third in rebounding (4.7 RPG)... recorded a career-high 40 assists on the year... had a career day in the Bulls MAC Championship victory over CMU (3/12) as she hit two crucial three-pointers in overtime to allow UB to win... started her first career game against LIU Brooklyn (11/14), finishing with eight points, four rebounds and a career-high three steals in 28 minutes... netted her first career double-double with a career-high 14 points and 12 rebounds at Central Florida (11/28)... snagged a career-high 14 rebounds, including nine offensive, in 34 minutes against Eastern Michigan (1/2)... finished off the win over ACC opponent Clemson (11/29) with a career-high 38 minutes, 13 points and eight rebounds... scored in double figures eight times on the season... grabbed double digit rebounds three times... earned Academic All-MAC accolades as well as being named to the MAC Distinguished Scholar Athlete list for the first time in her career.

2014-15: Played in 18 of the Bulls' 32 games as a freshman...averaged 0.9 points and 0.9 rebounds in 6.4 minutes of play per game...had season-highs of five points and five rebounds in the Bulls' 73-64 victory on Nov. 22 against Niagara...added a four-point showing in a season-high 23 minutes of play at #8/7 Duke on Nov. 25...had eight assists, highlighted by a season-high two at LIU Brooklyn...added four steals and one block on the season...tallied two rebounds at Duke, at Canisius and against Western Michigan.

High School: Attended Smith's Hill High School...played for Illawarra Hawks coaches Cheryl Lowe and Wendy Brown...participated in U17 Australian Development Camps...co-captain and co-defensive player of the year for her Illawara U18 team in New South Wales...was captain of the U19 Australian Squad Camp of 15 players...led her New South Wales team to a 2013 ABA state championship and a silver-medal finish for the 2014 season...named players player of the U20 NSW team.

Personal: Born Aug. 9, 1995...daughter of Peeter and Tracey Ups...has brothers Cheyne Lawson and Jye Lawson and an identical twin sister, Liisa, who joins her at UB...an exercise science major...enjoys outdoor activities and swimming and likes to play netball and touch football...favorite athlete is Diana Taurasi...lists making it to the grand final of the U20 Australian Nationals as her greatest athletic experience...describes herself as determined, fun and focused.

Recent Games
Dec 30 at Akron W, 89-66
Jan 3 Western Michigan W, 71-49
Jan 6 at Northern Illinois L, 86-84
Jan 10 Miami (OH) W, 72-67
Jan 13 at Ball State W, 84-80
Jan 17 at Ohio W, 67-63
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 17 6
Games started 17 6
Minutes 404 140
Minutes per game 23.8 23.3
FG 47-127 15-42
FG Pct 37.0 35.7
3PT 15-44 6-14
3PT Pct 34.1 42.9
FT 25-39 7-15
FT Pct 64.1 46.7
Off rebounds 27 10
Def rebounds 45 10
Total rebounds 72 20
Rebounds per game 4.2 3.3
Personal fouls 38 11
Disqualifications 1 0
Assists 36 7
Turnovers 33 12
Assist to turnover ratio 1.1 0.6
Steals 16 3
Blocks 0 0
Points 134 43
Points per game 7.9 7.2
Points per 40 min 13.3 12.3
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 3 Bloomsburg W, 64-32 1 13 2-4 50.0 0-1 0.0 5-6 83.3 9
Nov 10 Delaware W, 87-73 1 25 1-6 16.7 0-1 0.0 3-4 75.0 5
Nov 13 Maryland Eastern Shore W, 76-41 1 12 2-2 100.0 0-0 - 0-1 0.0 4
Nov 23 vs. Nebraska W, 82-72 1 32 6-11 54.5 3-6 50.0 3-4 75.0 18
Nov 24 vs. Clemson W, 61-41 1 29 3-8 37.5 1-4 25.0 3-4 75.0 10
Dec 2 at Arizona State L, 76-57 1 30 4-13 30.8 0-1 0.0 5-5 100.0 13
Dec 3 vs. UNLV W, 80-53 1 21 1-5 20.0 1-1 100.0 2-4 50.0 5
Dec 7 Canisius W, 73-47 1 23 3-10 30.0 1-5 20.0 0-0 - 7
Dec 9 at Columbia W, 65-63 1 14 2-4 50.0 1-2 50.0 0-0 - 5
Dec 15 at St. Bonaventure W, 76-59 1 34 5-13 38.5 2-7 28.6 2-2 100.0 14
Dec 18 at Niagara L, 75-62 1 28 3-7 42.9 0-2 0.0 0-0 - 6
Dec 21 at St. John's W, 73-72 1 16 2-6 33.3 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 4
Dec 30 at Akron W, 89-66 1 23 4-9 44.4 2-3 66.7 2-3 66.7 12
Jan 3 Western Michigan W, 71-49 1 17 1-2 50.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 2
Jan 6 at Northern Illinois L, 86-84 1 35 3-14 21.4 1-6 16.7 5-8 62.5 12
Jan 10 Miami (OH) W, 72-67 1 15 1-3 33.3 0-0 - 0-2 0.0 2
Jan 13 at Ball State W, 84-80 1 34 5-9 55.6 3-4 75.0 0-0 - 13
Jan 17 at Ohio W, 67-63 1 16 1-5 20.0 0-1 0.0 0-2 0.0 2
Jan 20 Toledo   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 27 Eastern Michigan   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 31 at Central Michigan   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 3 at Toledo   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 7 Kent State   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 10 at Miami (OH)   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 14 Central Michigan   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 17 Akron   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 21 at Bowling Green   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 24 Ohio   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 28 at Kent State   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 3 Bowling Green   - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 3 Bloomsburg W, 64-32 1 13 2 2 4 2 0 - 4 0 2 -
Nov 10 Delaware W, 87-73 1 25 2 4 6 3 2 1.5 1 0 2 0
Nov 13 Maryland Eastern Shore W, 76-41 1 12 3 2 5 2 2 1.0 0 0 1 0
Nov 23 vs. Nebraska W, 82-72 1 32 1 4 5 1 1 1.0 0 0 1 -
Nov 24 vs. Clemson W, 61-41 1 29 2 4 6 4 1 4.0 3 0 2 0
Dec 2 at Arizona State L, 76-57 1 30 1 2 3 1 2 0.5 1 0 3 0
Dec 3 vs. UNLV W, 80-53 1 21 2 4 6 3 4 0.8 0 0 4 -
Dec 7 Canisius W, 73-47 1 23 5 2 7 8 1 8.0 2 0 2 0
Dec 9 at Columbia W, 65-63 1 14 1 5 6 2 2 1.0 1 0 5 1
Dec 15 at St. Bonaventure W, 76-59 1 34 0 4 4 2 2 1.0 4 0 1 -
Dec 18 at Niagara L, 75-62 1 28 0 3 3 2 2 1.0 0 0 2 -
Dec 21 at St. John's W, 73-72 1 16 0 1 1 1 2 0.5 1 0 4 -
Dec 30 at Akron W, 89-66 1 23 3 0 3 0 1 0.0 0 0 2 -
Jan 3 Western Michigan W, 71-49 1 17 0 2 2 1 3 0.3 1 0 1 0
Jan 6 at Northern Illinois L, 86-84 1 35 1 4 5 0 2 0.0 1 0 3 -
Jan 10 Miami (OH) W, 72-67 1 15 1 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 1 -
Jan 13 at Ball State W, 84-80 1 34 5 3 8 4 1 4.0 0 0 2 -
Jan 17 at Ohio W, 67-63 1 16 0 1 1 2 4 0.5 1 0 2 0
Jan 20 Toledo   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 27 Eastern Michigan   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 31 at Central Michigan   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 3 at Toledo   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 7 Kent State   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 10 at Miami (OH)   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 14 Central Michigan   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 17 Akron   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 21 at Bowling Green   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 24 Ohio   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 28 at Kent State   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 3 Bowling Green   - - - - - - - - - - - -
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2014-15 18 - 6.4 0.3-1.7 20.0 0.1-0.6 20.0 0.1-0.6 18.2 0.9
2015-16 34 32 24.4 2.1-6.0 34.8 0.6-2.1 29.6 0.8-1.7 46.6 5.6
2016-17 32 22 18.3 1.2-4.0 29.1 0.3-1.7 18.5 0.8-1.4 52.2 3.4
2017-18 17 17 23.8 2.8-7.5 37.0 0.9-2.6 34.1 1.5-2.3 64.1 7.9
Total 101 71 19.2 1.6-4.8 33.0 0.5-1.8 26.8 0.8-1.5 50.6 4.4
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2014-15 18 - 116 6-30 20.0 2-10 20.0 2-11 18.2 16
2015-16 34 32 831 71-204 34.8 21-71 29.6 27-58 46.6 190
2016-17 32 22 586 37-127 29.1 10-54 18.5 24-46 52.2 108
2017-18 17 17 404 47-127 37.0 15-44 34.1 25-39 64.1 134
Total 101 71 1937 161-488 33.0 48-179 26.8 78-154 50.6 448
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
2014-15 18 - 6.4 2.1-10.3 20.0 0.7-3.4 20.0 0.7-3.8 18.2 5.5
2015-16 34 32 24.4 3.4-9.8 34.8 1.0-3.4 29.6 1.3-2.8 46.6 9.1
2016-17 32 22 18.3 2.5-8.7 29.1 0.7-3.7 18.5 1.6-3.1 52.2 7.4
2017-18 17 17 23.8 4.7-12.6 37.0 1.5-4.4 34.1 2.5-3.9 64.1 13.3
Total 101 71 19.2 3.3-10.1 33.0 1.0-3.7 26.8 1.6-3.2 50.6 9.3
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
2014-15 18 - 6.4 0.4 0.4 0.9 0.6 0.0 0.4 0.4 0.9 0.2 0.1
2015-16 34 32 24.4 2.0 2.6 4.7 2.6 0.1 1.2 1.5 0.8 0.6 0.3
2016-17 32 22 18.3 1.3 1.9 3.2 2.0 0.0 1.7 1.6 1.1 0.8 0.2
2017-18 17 17 23.8 1.6 2.6 4.2 2.2 0.1 2.1 1.9 1.1 0.9 0.0
Total 101 71 19.2 1.5 2.0 3.5 2.0 0.0 1.4 1.4 1.0 0.6 0.2
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2014-15 18 - 116 8 8 16 10 0 7 8 0.9 4 1
2015-16 34 32 831 69 90 159 88 2 40 51 0.8 19 9
2016-17 32 22 586 43 60 103 65 0 55 50 1.1 24 6
2017-18 17 17 404 27 45 72 38 1 36 33 1.1 16 0
Total 101 71 1937 147 203 350 201 3 138 142 1.0 63 16
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
2014-15 18 - 6.4 2.8 2.8 5.5 3.4 0.0 2.4 2.8 0.9 1.4 0.3
2015-16 34 32 24.4 3.3 4.3 7.7 4.2 0.1 1.9 2.5 0.8 0.9 0.4
2016-17 32 22 18.3 2.9 4.1 7.0 4.4 0.0 3.8 3.4 1.1 1.6 0.4
2017-18 17 17 23.8 2.7 4.5 7.1 3.8 0.1 3.6 3.3 1.1 1.6 0.0
Total 101 71 19.2 3.0 4.2 7.2 4.2 0.1 2.8 2.9 1.0 1.3 0.3
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 17 17 23.8 2.8-7.5 37.0 0.9-2.6 34.1 1.5-2.3 64.1 7.9
Conference 6 6 23.3 2.5-7.0 35.7 1.0-2.3 42.9 1.2-2.5 46.7 7.2
Exhibition 1 1 13.0 2.0-4.0 50.0 0.0-1.0 0.0 5.0-6.0 83.3 9.0
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Home 5 5 18.4 1.6-4.6 34.8 0.2-1.2 16.7 0.6-1.4 42.9 4.0
Away 9 9 25.6 3.2-8.9 36.3 1.0-3.0 33.3 1.6-2.2 70.0 9.0
Neutral 3 3 27.3 3.3-8.0 41.7 1.7-3.7 45.5 2.7-4.0 66.7 11.0
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Wins 14 14 22.2 2.6-6.6 39.8 1.0-2.5 40.0 1.1-1.9 57.7 7.4
Losses 3 3 31.0 3.3-11.3 29.4 0.3-3.0 11.1 3.3-4.3 76.9 10.3
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November 4 4 24.5 3.0-6.8 44.4 1.0-2.8 36.4 2.2-3.2 69.2 9.3
December 8 8 23.6 3.0-8.4 35.8 0.9-2.8 31.8 1.4-1.8 78.6 8.3
January 5 5 23.4 2.2-6.6 33.3 0.8-2.2 36.4 1.0-2.4 41.7 6.2
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 17 17 404 47-127 37.0 15-44 34.1 25-39 64.1 134
Conference 6 6 140 15-42 35.7 6-14 42.9 7-15 46.7 43
Exhibition 1 1 13 2-4 50.0 0-1 0.0 5-6 83.3 9
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Home 5 5 92 8-23 34.8 1-6 16.7 3-7 42.9 20
Away 9 9 230 29-80 36.3 9-27 33.3 14-20 70.0 81
Neutral 3 3 82 10-24 41.7 5-11 45.5 8-12 66.7 33
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Wins 14 14 311 37-93 39.8 14-35 40.0 15-26 57.7 103
Losses 3 3 93 10-34 29.4 1-9 11.1 10-13 76.9 31
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November 4 4 98 12-27 44.4 4-11 36.4 9-13 69.2 37
December 8 8 189 24-67 35.8 7-22 31.8 11-14 78.6 66
January 5 5 117 11-33 33.3 4-11 36.4 5-12 41.7 31
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 17 17 23.8 4.7-12.6 37.0 1.5-4.4 34.1 2.5-3.9 64.1 13.3
Conference 6 6 23.3 4.3-12.0 35.7 1.7-4.0 42.9 2.0-4.3 46.7 12.3
Exhibition 1 1 13.0 6.2-12.3 50.0 0.0-3.1 0.0 15.4-18.5 83.3 27.7
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Home 5 5 18.4 3.5-10.0 34.8 0.4-2.6 16.7 1.3-3.0 42.9 8.7
Away 9 9 25.6 5.0-13.9 36.3 1.6-4.7 33.3 2.4-3.5 70.0 14.1
Neutral 3 3 27.3 4.9-11.7 41.7 2.4-5.4 45.5 3.9-5.9 66.7 16.1
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Wins 14 14 22.2 4.8-12.0 39.8 1.8-4.5 40.0 1.9-3.3 57.7 13.2
Losses 3 3 31.0 4.3-14.6 29.4 0.4-3.9 11.1 4.3-5.6 76.9 13.3
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November 4 4 24.5 4.9-11.0 44.4 1.6-4.5 36.4 3.7-5.3 69.2 15.1
December 8 8 23.6 5.1-14.2 35.8 1.5-4.7 31.8 2.3-3.0 78.6 14.0
January 5 5 23.4 3.8-11.3 33.3 1.4-3.8 36.4 1.7-4.1 41.7 10.6
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 17 17 23.8 1.6 2.6 4.2 2.2 0.1 2.1 1.9 1.1 0.9 0.0
Conference 6 6 23.3 1.7 1.7 3.3 1.8 0.0 1.2 2.0 0.6 0.5 0.0
Exhibition 1 1 13.0 2.0 2.0 4.0 2.0 - 2.0 0.0 - 4.0 0.0
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Home 5 5 18.4 2.2 2.0 4.2 1.4 0.0 2.8 1.8 1.6 0.8 0.0
Away 9 9 25.6 1.2 2.6 3.8 2.7 0.1 1.6 2.0 0.8 1.0 0.0
Neutral 3 3 27.3 1.7 4.0 5.7 2.3 0.0 2.7 2.0 1.3 1.0 0.0
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Wins 14 14 22.2 1.8 2.6 4.4 2.1 0.1 2.4 1.9 1.2 1.0 0.0
Losses 3 3 31.0 0.7 3.0 3.7 2.7 0.0 1.0 2.0 0.5 0.7 0.0
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November 4 4 24.5 2.0 3.5 5.5 1.5 0.0 2.5 1.5 1.7 1.0 0.0
December 8 8 23.6 1.5 2.6 4.1 2.9 0.1 2.4 2.0 1.2 1.1 0.0
January 5 5 23.4 1.4 2.0 3.4 1.8 0.0 1.4 2.2 0.6 0.6 0.0
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 17 17 404 27 45 72 38 1 36 33 1.1 16 0
Conference 6 6 140 10 10 20 11 0 7 12 0.6 3 0
Exhibition 1 1 13 2 2 4 2 - 2 0 - 4 0
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Home 5 5 92 11 10 21 7 0 14 9 1.6 4 0
Away 9 9 230 11 23 34 24 1 14 18 0.8 9 0
Neutral 3 3 82 5 12 17 7 0 8 6 1.3 3 0
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Wins 14 14 311 25 36 61 30 1 33 27 1.2 14 0
Losses 3 3 93 2 9 11 8 0 3 6 0.5 2 0
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November 4 4 98 8 14 22 6 0 10 6 1.7 4 0
December 8 8 189 12 21 33 23 1 19 16 1.2 9 0
January 5 5 117 7 10 17 9 0 7 11 0.6 3 0
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 17 17 23.8 2.7 4.5 7.1 3.8 0.1 3.6 3.3 1.1 1.6 0.0
Conference 6 6 23.3 2.9 2.9 5.7 3.1 0.0 2.0 3.4 0.6 0.9 0.0
Exhibition 1 1 13.0 6.2 6.2 12.3 6.2 0.0 6.2 0.0 - 12.3 0.0
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Home 5 5 18.4 4.8 4.3 9.1 3.0 0.0 6.1 3.9 1.6 1.7 0.0
Away 9 9 25.6 1.9 4.0 5.9 4.2 0.2 2.4 3.1 0.8 1.6 0.0
Neutral 3 3 27.3 2.4 5.9 8.3 3.4 0.0 3.9 2.9 1.3 1.5 0.0
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Wins 14 14 22.2 3.2 4.6 7.8 3.9 0.1 4.2 3.5 1.2 1.8 0.0
Losses 3 3 31.0 0.9 3.9 4.7 3.4 0.0 1.3 2.6 0.5 0.9 0.0
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November 4 4 24.5 3.3 5.7 9.0 2.4 0.0 4.1 2.4 1.7 1.6 0.0
December 8 8 23.6 2.5 4.4 7.0 4.9 0.2 4.0 3.4 1.2 1.9 0.0
January 5 5 23.4 2.4 3.4 5.8 3.1 0.0 2.4 3.8 0.6 1.0 0.0