SMSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Mustangs head north for road NSIC tests against Beavers and Golden Eagles

Independent file photo 
SMSU’s Sarah Buysse looks to drive past a Peacock defender in the second half on Saturday.

Independent file photo SMSU’s Sarah Buysse looks to drive past a Peacock defender in the second half on Saturday.

MARSHALL – The Southwest Minnesota State University ­women’s basketball team (1-13, 1-9 NSIC) was unable to capture its first home win last weekend and are looking to put a stop to an eight game losing streak on the road at Minnesota Crookston on Friday night at 6 p.m., and at Bemidji State this Saturday at 4 p.m.

BROADCAST INFO

•This weekend’s games will broadcast on 105.1 FM KARL with Ryan Rohlik and Anthony Rohlik handling the play-by-play for SMSU basketball.

•The game can also be viewed online at SMSUmustangs.com.

SERIES HISTORY (Minnesota

Crookston)

•SMSU leads the all-time series 19-11.

•Minnesota Crookston has won four straight dating back to the 2013 season.

•SMSU is 10-5 all-time in games played in Crookston.

•UMC won the only meeting last year 85-65 in Marshall.

SERIES HISTORY (Bemidji State)

•SMSU leads the all-time series 40-33.

•SMSU and BSU have split the previous eight games 4-4.

•The Mustangs defeated the Beavers in the only meeting last year 73-52 in Marshall.

GAME DAY

STORYLINES

•After a slow start, SMSU’s offense has been steadily improving, rasing its season scoring average in four straight games.

•SMSU recorded a season high 7 blocks vs. UIU.

•Mustangs suffered from a season low .545 free throw percentage vs. UIU.

•Caleigh Rodning led Mustangs in scoring in both games last weekend including career high 21 points vs. Upper Iowa.

•Lauren Hedlund pulled in a career high 18 rebounds in loss to Winona State.

•SMSU has committed the 13th fewest fouls in all of Division II.

NSIC RANKINGS (Conference games only)

•Hedlund is first in the NSIC in rebounding with 11.0 rpg and 45 offensive boards.

•Taylor Holicky is tied for fifth with 8.7 rpg.

•Taylor Silva ranks fifth in assists (4.2 apg).

•Caleigh Rodning is second in the conference in field goal percentage (.585).

•Abby Connell is tied for eighth with 1.9 made 3-pointers per game.

ABOUT

MINNESOTA CROOKSTON

•Minnesota Crookston (3-10, 3-6 NSIC) currently sit in sixth place in the NSIC North Division with a 2-5 record against division opponents.

•UMC defeated St. Cloud State 78-76 last Saturday and will face Bemidji State on Tuesday, Jan. 10.

•UMC ranks fifth in the conference in free throw percentage (.780) (NSIC games only).

•Alison Hughes leads the Golden Eagles in scoring with 16.2 ppg.

•Isieoma Odor averages 12.0 ppg and 7.7 rpg.

•Hughes eighth in the conference in ppg (14.9) (NSIC games only).

•Odor is ninth in the conference in rebounding with 7.7 rpg (NSIC games only).

ABOUT BEMIDJI STATE

•Bemidji State (4-9, 1-8 NSIC) currently sits in seventh place in the NSIC North Division.

•BSU got its first win since Nov. 26 with a 60-57 win over Minnesota Duluth last Saturday.

•BSU has allowed the most points per game in the NSIC this season (79.9 ppg) (conference games only).

•BSU has the fourth worst field goal percentage in the NSIC this season (.380).

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