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SMSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Mustangs to face Augustana and WSC after winter break

Independent file photo SMSU’s Erin Baxter drives past a University of Sioux Falls defender during their game last Saturday. The Mustangs will face Augustana and Wayne State next weekend.

MARSHALL – Following a short holiday break, the Southwest Minnesota State women’s basketball team will return to the court on Dec. 30th and 31st as it hosts Augustana and Wayne State in the R/A Facility.

SMSU will first take on Augustana on Saturday, Dec. 30, at 4 p.m., followed by a second straight New Year’s Eve game against Wayne State on Sunday, Dec. 31 at 2 p.m.

Augustana Game Preview

Augustana Team Notes

– 2016-17 Record: 23-8, 14-2 NSIC

– 2017-18 Record: 10-0, 5-0 NSIC

– Augustana is off to the best start in program history since the Vikings started out 11-0 in the 1996-97 season.

– The Vikings went 10-0 three years in a row (1990-91, 1992-93, 1993-94) but lost the 11th game of the season each time.

– Augustana is ranked 18th in the latest (Dec. 12) WBCA poll.

– Logan O’Farrell picked up her 2nd double-double of the season scoring 21 points and snagged 10 rebounds on Tuesday night vs. Wayne State.

– Shelby Selland cashed in 10 points and snagged three rebounds on Tuesday night.

– Senior, Paige Peterson, had 12 points off the bench Tuesday night vs. Wayne State.

Series History

– Augustana leads the all-time series 28-12.

– The Vikings have won five straight games over SMSU dating back to 2015.

– Augustana has won 12 of the previous 13 games against SMSU dating back to 2011.

– The Mustangs’ last win over Augustana was a 77-71 win on Jan. 3, 2015 in Marshall.

– SMSU is 9-11 all-time against Augustana at home.

– SMSU is 2-14 all-time against the Vikings in conference games.

Game Coverage

– SMSU vs Augustana will be 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.

Wayne State

Game Preview

WSC Team Notes

– 2016-17 Record: 23-7, 16-6 NSIC

– 2017-18 Record: 10-4, 4-2 NSIC

– Wayne State had a six-game win streak snapped in its 84-59 loss to Augustana on Tuesday night.

– The Wildcats have gone 4-2 to open conference play with wins over Minnesota State, Concordia-St. Paul, U-Mary and Minot State.

– Senior, Kacie O’Connor, and freshman, Erin Norlin, each scored 11 points at Augustana.

– Freshman reserve forward, Payton Draper, scored a season-high 10 points while going 3 for 4 from field against the Vikings.

Series History

– Wayne State leads the all-time series 34-18.

– WSC has won 16 straight games over SMSU dating back to 2010 and have won 18 of the last 19 matchups dating back to 2008.

– SMSU last defeated Wayne State, 67-62 back in February of 2009 in Wayne, Neb.

Game Coverage

– SMSU vs WSC will be 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

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