21 Riley Popplewell
21 Riley Popplewell
Height: 5-11
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Union Mills, Ind.
Position: C
Last School: South Central HS
gp 30
pts/g 11.2
fg % 52.2
3pt % 23.5
ft % 69.2
reb/g 7.8
a/g 1.3

Honors:  2018-19 Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year, 2018-19 Big South All-Academic Team, 2018-19, CoSIDA Academic All-District Team, 2017-18 ASUN Scholar-Athlete of the Year, 2017-18 ASUN All-Academic Team, 2017-18 CoSIDA Academic All-District Team, 2016-17 ASUN All-Freshman Team.


2018-19 (Junior):
Started in 30 of 30 games she played her junior season. Playing an average of 29.6 minutes per game. She averaged 11.2 points per game (second on the team) and 7.8 rebounds per game. Popplewell was ranked 1st in offensive rebounds with 118 on the season, 6th in offensive and defensive rebounding, 10th in blocked shots and ranked 13th in scoring in the Big South Conference. Popplewell was named the Big South Scholar Athlete of the Year, an education major with a 4.0 GPA. She scored a season high 23 points in a 68-64 loss @ Western Carolina (Dec 4.) where she went 11-14 (78.6%)

            Games Played: 30 (Overall) 18 (Conference)

            Points: 336 - 11.2 per game

            Assists: 38


2017-18 (Sophomore):  Played in 29 games while making 23 starts on the season…Was third on the team averaging 7.4 points per game…Ranked second in rebounding with 5.0 per game…Averaged 24.9 minutes per game…Recorded nine double-digit scoring performances…Collected one double-double of 16 points and 13 rebounds against Stetson…Tied her career-high of 17 points twice versus NJIT and North Florida…Posted 10 or more rebounds four times highlighted by 13 against Stetson.

2016-17 (Freshman):  Started all 30 games during her freshman season...Her 30 games started are the most by a freshman in school history...Named to ASUN All-Freshman Team...Averaged 7.4 points per game...Led the team with 155 rebounds and 5.2 rebounds per game...Compiled a team-leading 21 blocked shots...Scored a career-high 17 points against NJIT...Pulled down a career-best 14 rebounds against NJIT...Recorded double-doubles in consecutive games at N.C. Central and NJIT...Finished in double-figures 11 times.

High School:  Lettered in basketball, volleyball, track and softball at South Central High School…Named Herald-Argus Player of the Year as a senior after averaging 20.0 points per game with 3.6 steals, 1.8 assists and 11.6 rebounds per game…Holds single-season and career record for blocks and rebounds as well as the single season record for free throws…Part of school-record 4X400-meter and 4X800-meter relay teams.

Personal:  Born September 26, 1997…Daughter of Roger and Shawn Popplewell…Her father played baseball at Lewis University…Has one brother, Brant…Has not decided on a major.

Recent Games
Feb 23 at UNC Asheville L, 56-53
Feb 26 Winthrop W, 58-49
Mar 2 at Radford L, 55-43
Mar 6 Campbell L, 59-49
Mar 9 Gardner-Webb L, 75-67
Mar 12 at Charleston Southern L, 67-52
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 30 18
Games started 30 18
Minutes 888 534
Minutes per game 29.6 29.7
FG 130-249 75-153
FG Pct 52.2 49.0
3PT 4-17 2-6
3PT Pct 23.5 33.3
FT 72-104 53-65
FT Pct 69.2 81.5
Off rebounds 118 72
Def rebounds 115 58
Total rebounds 233 130
Rebounds per game 7.8 7.2
Personal fouls 71 49
Disqualifications 2 2
Assists 38 24
Turnovers 43 28
Assist to turnover ratio 0.9 0.9
Steals 56 32
Blocks 29 15
Points 336 205
Points per game 11.2 11.4
Points per 40 min 15.1 15.4
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 6 at Virginia Tech L, 96-45 1 29 1-3 33.3 0-1 0.0 0-2 0.0 2
Nov 9 at Neb.-Omaha L, 96-69 1 24 2-6 33.3 0-0 - 0-0 - 4
Nov 11 at Nebraska L, 87-64 1 29 2-6 33.3 0-2 0.0 4-5 80.0 8
Nov 13 Converse W, 69-51 1 29 2-4 50.0 0-0 - 2-7 28.6 6
Nov 17 at Furman L, 78-67 1 24 3-7 42.9 0-1 0.0 1-2 50.0 7
Nov 24 at N.C. Central W, 82-63 1 33 7-11 63.6 0-0 - 5-8 62.5 19
Nov 28 at South Carolina State L, 71-66 1 29 3-8 37.5 0-1 0.0 2-3 66.7 8
Dec 4 at Western Carolina L, 68-64 1 39 11-14 78.6 1-2 50.0 0-1 0.0 23
Dec 8 Bob Jones W, 101-53 1 19 6-10 60.0 1-1 100.0 1-2 50.0 14
Dec 16 at East Caro. L, 63-53 1 39 6-10 60.0 0-1 0.0 0-1 0.0 12
Dec 18 Brevard W, 71-53 1 34 9-13 69.2 0-2 0.0 2-4 50.0 20
Jan 5 High Point L, 87-61 1 30 4-8 50.0 0-0 - 6-6 100.0 14
Jan 10 at Winthrop W, 76-50 1 32 3-7 42.9 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 8
Jan 12 at Presbyterian L, 70-54 1 28 5-7 71.4 1-1 100.0 4-5 80.0 15
Jan 15 UNC Asheville L, 93-86 1 29 8-10 80.0 0-0 - 1-2 50.0 17
Jan 19 Charleston Southern L, 78-75 1 27 4-9 44.4 0-0 - 3-3 100.0 11
Jan 22 at Gardner-Webb L, 92-72 1 32 3-8 37.5 0-0 - 4-4 100.0 10
Jan 26 Longwood W, 72-67 1 28 6-14 42.9 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 14
Jan 29 at Hampton L, 67-43 1 29 4-8 50.0 0-1 0.0 6-9 66.7 14
Feb 2 Radford L, 82-41 1 33 3-9 33.3 0-1 0.0 2-2 100.0 8
Feb 5 at Campbell L, 61-41 1 34 5-10 50.0 0-0 - 5-7 71.4 15
Feb 9 at Charleston Southern L, 74-62 1 26 3-9 33.3 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 8
Feb 12 at Longwood L, 80-58 1 28 2-11 18.2 0-1 0.0 3-3 100.0 7
Feb 19 Presbyterian L, 66-58 1 32 5-6 83.3 0-0 - 3-4 75.0 13
Feb 23 at UNC Asheville L, 56-53 1 33 2-7 28.6 1-1 100.0 3-4 75.0 8
Feb 26 Winthrop W, 58-49 1 25 3-5 60.0 0-0 - 2-4 50.0 8
Mar 2 at Radford L, 55-43 1 26 4-10 40.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 8
Mar 6 Campbell L, 59-49 1 32 5-8 62.5 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 12
Mar 9 Gardner-Webb L, 75-67 1 30 6-7 85.7 0-0 - 3-4 75.0 15
Mar 12 at Charleston Southern L, 67-52 1 26 3-4 75.0 0-0 - 2-4 50.0 8
Mar 14 at Big South Quarterfinals   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 15 at Big South Semifinals   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 18 at Big South Championship   - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 6 at Virginia Tech L, 96-45 1 29 2 3 5 0 1 0.0 0 2 2 0
Nov 9 at Neb.-Omaha L, 96-69 1 24 1 4 5 0 0 - 1 2 3 -
Nov 11 at Nebraska L, 87-64 1 29 2 5 7 1 0 - 3 1 1 0
Nov 13 Converse W, 69-51 1 29 5 4 9 1 1 1.0 5 0 2 0
Nov 17 at Furman L, 78-67 1 24 3 1 4 1 2 0.5 2 1 0 0
Nov 24 at N.C. Central W, 82-63 1 33 6 5 11 3 0 - 2 3 3 0
Nov 28 at South Carolina State L, 71-66 1 29 3 6 9 0 2 0.0 0 1 4 0
Dec 4 at Western Carolina L, 68-64 1 39 5 8 13 2 1 2.0 5 0 0 0
Dec 8 Bob Jones W, 101-53 1 19 7 5 12 2 0 - 0 0 0 0
Dec 16 at East Caro. L, 63-53 1 39 8 7 15 1 1 1.0 1 1 3 0
Dec 18 Brevard W, 71-53 1 34 3 6 9 2 4 0.5 5 3 1 0
Jan 5 High Point L, 87-61 1 30 2 3 5 3 2 1.5 2 1 1 0
Jan 10 at Winthrop W, 76-50 1 32 2 5 7 1 2 0.5 2 3 3 0
Jan 12 at Presbyterian L, 70-54 1 28 4 4 8 1 1 1.0 2 0 3 0
Jan 15 UNC Asheville L, 93-86 1 29 4 0 4 1 2 0.5 4 0 5 1
Jan 19 Charleston Southern L, 78-75 1 27 5 1 6 4 1 4.0 2 2 5 1
Jan 22 at Gardner-Webb L, 92-72 1 32 3 5 8 0 2 0.0 2 2 1 0
Jan 26 Longwood W, 72-67 1 28 11 1 12 4 1 4.0 6 0 4 0
Jan 29 at Hampton L, 67-43 1 29 6 7 13 2 1 2.0 0 0 2 0
Feb 2 Radford L, 82-41 1 33 1 3 4 0 2 0.0 1 0 2 0
Feb 5 at Campbell L, 61-41 1 34 3 7 10 0 4 0.0 1 2 0 0
Feb 9 at Charleston Southern L, 74-62 1 26 3 3 6 2 2 1.0 3 0 1 0
Feb 12 at Longwood L, 80-58 1 28 5 6 11 0 1 0.0 0 0 3 0
Feb 19 Presbyterian L, 66-58 1 32 3 3 6 3 2 1.5 1 0 4 0
Feb 23 at UNC Asheville L, 56-53 1 33 5 4 9 1 1 1.0 2 2 4 0
Feb 26 Winthrop W, 58-49 1 25 7 1 8 0 2 0.0 3 1 4 0
Mar 2 at Radford L, 55-43 1 26 3 1 4 1 0 - 1 0 1 0
Mar 6 Campbell L, 59-49 1 32 1 2 3 0 0 - 0 2 3 0
Mar 9 Gardner-Webb L, 75-67 1 30 4 2 6 1 2 0.5 0 0 3 0
Mar 12 at Charleston Southern L, 67-52 1 26 1 3 4 1 3 0.3 0 0 3 0
Mar 14 at Big South Quarterfinals   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 15 at Big South Semifinals   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 18 at Big South Championship   - - - - - - - - - - - -
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 30 30 29.6 4.3-8.3 52.2 0.1-0.6 23.5 2.4-3.5 69.2 11.2
Conference 18 18 29.7 4.2-8.5 49.0 0.1-0.3 33.3 2.9-3.6 81.5 11.4
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 12 12 29.0 5.1-8.6 59.2 0.1-0.3 25.0 2.4-3.5 69.0 12.7
Away 18 18 30.0 3.8-8.1 47.3 0.2-0.7 23.1 2.4-3.4 69.4 10.2
Neutral - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Wins 7 7 28.6 5.1-9.1 56.3 0.1-0.4 33.3 2.3-4.1 55.2 12.7
Losses 23 23 29.9 4.1-8.0 50.8 0.1-0.6 21.4 2.4-3.3 74.7 10.7
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November 7 7 28.1 2.9-6.4 44.4 0.0-0.7 0.0 2.0-3.9 51.9 7.7
December 4 4 32.8 8.0-11.8 68.1 0.5-1.5 33.3 0.8-2.0 37.5 17.3
January 8 8 29.4 4.6-8.9 52.1 0.1-0.2 50.0 3.5-4.1 84.8 12.9
February 7 7 30.1 3.3-8.1 40.4 0.1-0.4 33.3 2.9-3.7 76.9 9.6
March 4 4 28.5 4.5-7.2 62.1 0.0-0.2 0.0 1.8-2.5 70.0 10.8
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 30 30 888 130-249 52.2 4-17 23.5 72-104 69.2 336
Conference 18 18 534 75-153 49.0 2-6 33.3 53-65 81.5 205
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Home 12 12 348 61-103 59.2 1-4 25.0 29-42 69.0 152
Away 18 18 540 69-146 47.3 3-13 23.1 43-62 69.4 184
Neutral - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Wins 7 7 200 36-64 56.3 1-3 33.3 16-29 55.2 89
Losses 23 23 688 94-185 50.8 3-14 21.4 56-75 74.7 247
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November 7 7 197 20-45 44.4 0-5 0.0 14-27 51.9 54
December 4 4 131 32-47 68.1 2-6 33.3 3-8 37.5 69
January 8 8 235 37-71 52.1 1-2 50.0 28-33 84.8 103
February 7 7 211 23-57 40.4 1-3 33.3 20-26 76.9 67
March 4 4 114 18-29 62.1 0-1 0.0 7-10 70.0 43
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 30 30 29.6 5.9-11.2 52.2 0.2-0.8 23.5 3.2-4.7 69.2 15.1
Conference 18 18 29.7 5.6-11.5 49.0 0.1-0.4 33.3 4.0-4.9 81.5 15.4
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 12 12 29.0 7.0-11.8 59.2 0.1-0.5 25.0 3.3-4.8 69.0 17.5
Away 18 18 30.0 5.1-10.8 47.3 0.2-1.0 23.1 3.2-4.6 69.4 13.6
Neutral - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Wins 7 7 28.6 7.2-12.8 56.3 0.2-0.6 33.3 3.2-5.8 55.2 17.8
Losses 23 23 29.9 5.5-10.8 50.8 0.2-0.8 21.4 3.3-4.4 74.7 14.4
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November 7 7 28.1 4.1-9.1 44.4 0.0-1.0 0.0 2.8-5.5 51.9 11.0
December 4 4 32.8 9.8-14.4 68.1 0.6-1.8 33.3 0.9-2.4 37.5 21.1
January 8 8 29.4 6.3-12.1 52.1 0.2-0.3 50.0 4.8-5.6 84.8 17.5
February 7 7 30.1 4.4-10.8 40.4 0.2-0.6 33.3 3.8-4.9 76.9 12.7
March 4 4 28.5 6.3-10.2 62.1 0.0-0.4 0.0 2.5-3.5 70.0 15.1
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 30 30 29.6 3.9 3.8 7.8 2.4 0.1 1.3 1.4 0.9 1.9 1.0
Conference 18 18 29.7 4.0 3.2 7.2 2.7 0.1 1.3 1.6 0.9 1.8 0.8
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 12 12 29.0 4.4 2.6 7.0 2.8 0.2 1.8 1.6 1.1 2.4 0.8
Away 18 18 30.0 3.6 4.7 8.3 2.1 0.0 0.9 1.3 0.7 1.5 1.1
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Wins 7 7 28.6 5.9 3.9 9.7 2.4 0.0 1.9 1.4 1.3 3.3 1.4
Losses 23 23 29.9 3.3 3.8 7.2 2.3 0.1 1.1 1.4 0.8 1.4 0.8
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November 7 7 28.1 3.1 4.0 7.1 2.1 0.0 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.9 1.4
December 4 4 32.8 5.8 6.5 12.3 1.0 0.0 1.8 1.5 1.2 2.8 1.0
January 8 8 29.4 4.6 3.3 7.9 3.0 0.3 2.0 1.5 1.3 2.5 1.0
February 7 7 30.1 3.9 3.9 7.7 2.6 0.0 0.9 2.0 0.4 1.6 0.7
March 4 4 28.5 2.3 2.0 4.3 2.5 0.0 0.8 1.3 0.6 0.3 0.5
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 30 30 888 118 115 233 71 2 38 43 0.9 56 29
Conference 18 18 534 72 58 130 49 2 24 28 0.9 32 15
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 12 12 348 53 31 84 34 2 21 19 1.1 29 9
Away 18 18 540 65 84 149 37 0 17 24 0.7 27 20
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Wins 7 7 200 41 27 68 17 0 13 10 1.3 23 10
Losses 23 23 688 77 88 165 54 2 25 33 0.8 33 19
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November 7 7 197 22 28 50 15 0 6 6 1.0 13 10
December 4 4 131 23 26 49 4 0 7 6 1.2 11 4
January 8 8 235 37 26 63 24 2 16 12 1.3 20 8
February 7 7 211 27 27 54 18 0 6 14 0.4 11 5
March 4 4 114 9 8 17 10 0 3 5 0.6 1 2
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 30 30 29.6 5.3 5.2 10.5 3.2 0.1 1.7 1.9 0.9 2.5 1.3
Conference 18 18 29.7 5.4 4.3 9.7 3.7 0.1 1.8 2.1 0.9 2.4 1.1
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 12 12 29.0 6.1 3.6 9.7 3.9 0.2 2.4 2.2 1.1 3.3 1.0
Away 18 18 30.0 4.8 6.2 11.0 2.7 0.0 1.3 1.8 0.7 2.0 1.5
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Wins 7 7 28.6 8.2 5.4 13.6 3.4 0.0 2.6 2.0 1.3 4.6 2.0
Losses 23 23 29.9 4.5 5.1 9.6 3.1 0.1 1.5 1.9 0.8 1.9 1.1
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November 7 7 28.1 4.5 5.7 10.2 3.0 0.0 1.2 1.2 1.0 2.6 2.0
December 4 4 32.8 7.0 7.9 15.0 1.2 0.0 2.1 1.8 1.2 3.4 1.2
January 8 8 29.4 6.3 4.4 10.7 4.1 0.3 2.7 2.0 1.3 3.4 1.4
February 7 7 30.1 5.1 5.1 10.2 3.4 0.0 1.1 2.7 0.4 2.1 0.9
March 4 4 28.5 3.2 2.8 6.0 3.5 0.0 1.1 1.8 0.6 0.4 0.7