MARQUETTE, Mich. – Northern Michigan University Women's Basketball heads to Ferris State University Thursday night then visits Lake Superior State University Saturday afternoon for Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference action as the Wildcats begin a five game road stand to close out the 2018-19 regular season.
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Thursday at Ferris State: 5:30 P.M.
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Saturday Lake Superior State: 1 P.M.
Live Stats: http://www.nmuwildcats.com/sports/wbkb/2018-19/boxscores/20190216_1k2r.xml
| LAST TIME OUT
The Wildcats opened the second half on a 15-0 run and allowed Saginaw Valley State University just 16 second half points as NMU captured a 56-38 victory Thursday night. On Saturday, the Wildcats closed the first half on a 23-9 rally to power to a 54-43 win over Northwood University.
| APPROACHING 200
Head Coach Troy Mattson is close to becoming the second coach in NMU Women's Basketball program history to achieve 200 wins in his career. Mattson enters this week with 199 victories in his career and will achieve the 200-win mark after the team's next victory.
| MAKING IT DIFFICULT
The Wildcats continue to boast one of the nation's top defenses as they allow just 50.6 points per game this season, placing the team third in the country. The defense allows opponents to shoot just 33.5% from the field, which is the sixth best. As a team, their 12.5 rebounding margin places them fourth in the NCAA. The team's defense also does a good job of preventing easy opportunities as they commit just 13.3 fouls per game.
| GLIAC ACTION
In GLIAC action, NMU allows just 48.3 points per contest. On the boards, the Wildcats pace the league with a GLIAC best 14.6 rebounding margin. The team has held their opponents to less than 50 points nine times in conference play. The have kept teams under 40 points five times.
| THE PLAYOFF PICTURE
The Wildcats have clinched a GLIAC playoff spot and are currently tied for the third seed with Michigan Technological University and are one game back of Ashland University for second place. The team can clinch a home quarterfinals matchup with one win this week. The top four seeds will host a GLIAC Quarterfinals contest on Tuesday, March 5. The top overall seed will then host the GLIAC Semifinals and Final.
| NMU VERSUS FSU
NMU now has won nine of the past 10 meetings between the team after winning 53-42 in the Berry Events Center last month. The Bulldogs come in at 11-10 on the season but have dropped their last three games.
| NMU VERSUS LSSU
The Wildcats defeated the Lakers 93-36 earlier this season for their 10th straight victory over Lake Superior State. The 93 points are the most in a game against a Division II opponent since the 2010-11 season and the 36 points allowed were the fewest since 2011-12. LSSU has lost four of their past five games and will host Michigan Technological University Thursday night.