SMSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Mustangs host MSU and CSP this weekend to end its six-game homestand

Independent file photo SMSU’s Sarah Buysse drives past a University of Sioux Falls defender during their game on Saturday. The Mustangs will face Minnesota State Mankato and Concordia-St. Paul this weekend.

MARSHALL – The Southwest Minnesota State University women’s basketball team (3-3, 0-1 NSIC) hosts Minnesota State (4-1, 1-0 NSIC) on Friday at 5:30 p.m. and Concordia-St. Paul (4-2, 0-1 NSIC) on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. in the R/A Facility.

SMSU QUICK HITS

•SMSU had its first three-game winning streak since the 2011-12 season come to an end on Dec. 1 with the conference loss to USF.

•SMSU head coach Tom Webb earned his 100th career win as a Division II head coach on Nov. 16 with SMSU’s 91-83 victory over Wisconsin-Parkside.

BROADCAST INFO

•Both games will be broadcast on 105.1 FM KARL.

•Friday’s game will be broadcast live regionally on Midco Sports Network.

•Live stats and video can be found at SMSUmustangs.com.

SCOUTING

MINNESOTA STATE

•MSU was picked to finish ninth overall in the NSIC preseason poll.

•Head coach Emilee Thiesse is in her seventh season as head coach. Thiesse has compiled a 180-109 record.

•MSU is shooting 43 percent from the field (145 of 338) and 36 percent from the 3-point line (32 of 89).

•Taylor Drost leads the team in scoring averaging 10.8 ppg.

•Rachel Schumski leads the team in rebounding averaging 5.2 rpg.

•Monica Muth leads the team in assists with 24.

•Brooke Tonsfeldt leads the team in blocks and steals with five and 15 respectively.

•MSU is recording a +17.5 scoring margin and a +2.8 rebounding margin.

SERIES HISTORY VS. MINNESOTA STATE

•MSU leads the all-time series 41-17 which began in the 1970-71 season.

•SMSU has lost the last 23 games.

•The last time SMSU won was in the 2004-05 season with a 74-61 victory at Marshall in the SMSU Classic.

•The last meeting was on Feb. 2, 2018 with a 56-53 MSU victory.

SCOUTING CSP

•CSP was picked to finish second in the NSIC overall preseason coaches’ poll.

•Senior Anna Schmitt was chosen as the South Division’s Preseason Player of the Year.

•Head coach, Amanda Johnson, is in her third full season as head coach.

•Schmitt ranks third in all-time scoring at CSP.

•Last season, Schmitt ranked second in the conference while leading the team with 19.4 points per game.

•Schmitt scored 10+ points in 26 of 29 games in 2017-18, scoring 15 or more 22 times.

•Lindsay Dorr leads the team in scoring with 20.8 ppg. She has led the team in scoring in all but one game.

•Kyrah Fredenburg leads the team in rebounds with 9.3 followed by Dorr with 9.2.

•Lexi Lee leads the team in assists with 15 this season and a 2.5 average.

•Dorr and Fredeburg tie the team-high three blocks this season.

•CSP is shooting 41 percent from the field (152 of 373) and 27 percent from the 3-point line (29 of 106).

•CSP is recording a +5.0 scoring margin and a +2.8 rebounding margin.

SERIES HISTORY VS. CSP

•CSP leads the all-time series 37-16, which dates back to the 1974-75 season.

•SMSU’s largest winning streak was 12 games from 1986-2002.

•CSP has won 33 of the last 35 games.

•The last time SMSU won was on Dec. 10, 2011, with a 60-55 victory in Marshall.

•The last meeting went into overtime with a 97-94 CSP victory in St. Paul.

•CSP leads the record in the R/A Facility 14-8.

NSIC

STATISTICAL RANKINGS

•SMSU ranks second in the conference in free throw attempts (115), three-point field goals attempted (151), made (56), and 3s per game (11.2).

•Caleigh Rodning leads the conference in free throws made (35) and free-throw percentage (94.7%).

•Ranks second in double-doubles with three.

MUSTANG

20-POINT GAMES

•Caleigh Rodning has two 20-point games this season and has 11 20-point games in her career.

•Erin Baxter has three career 20-point games with one this season.

•Meleah Reinhart earned a career-high and her first 20-point game against North Central.

•Sarah Buysse has one 20-point game in her career.

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