MARQUETTE, Mich. – Northern Michigan University Women's Basketball finishes the regular season Thursday night as they head to Michigan Technological University for Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference action.
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Thursday at Michigan Tech: 5:30 P.M.
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| LAST TIME OUT
The Wildcats visited #11 Grand Valley State University on Thursday night and were unable to upset the Lakers a second time, falling 50-37. The team then concluded a five game road stretch with Davenport University and came away with a 64-42 win. NMU held a 28-13 lead at the half to cruise to victory.
| APPROACHING 1,000
Senior Darby Youngstrom (Cook, Minn.) is close to becoming the 26th player in program history to achieve 1,000 points in her career. Youngstrom has averaged 10.9 points per game in her career, consisting of 91 games. She has shot 48.7% from the field in her career. This season, Youngstrom was named a Preseason All-GLIAC selection and has been named Player of the Week two times.
| MAKING IT DIFFICULT
The Wildcats continue to boast one of the nation's top defenses as they allow just 50.7 points per game this season, placing the team second in the country. The defense allows opponents to shoot just 34% from the field, which is the sixth best. As a team, their 10.8 rebounding margin places them fifth in the NCAA. The team's defense also does a good job of preventing easy opportunities as they commit just 13.2 fouls per game for the eighth fewest in the country.
| GLIAC ACTION
In GLIAC action, NMU allows just 48.9 points per contest and opponents to shoot just 33.3% from the field, which both lead the conference. They also allow just 28.8% shooting from the three-point line. On the boards, the Wildcats pace the league with a GLIAC best 11.8 rebounding margin. NMU allows their foe to snag just 27.4 rebounds per game. The team has held their opponents to less than 50 points ten times in conference play. They 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 promised either the three or four seed for the GLIAC Tournament. The winner of Thursday's matchup will secure the third seed while the loser will be fourth. Ferris State University is fifth at 10-9 this season while Northwood University and University of Wisconsin-Parkside are tied for sixth at 9-10. Wayne State University, at 8-11, is secured as the eighth seed.
| NMU VERSUS TECH
NMU is 52-46 all-time over the Huskies but Tech captured a 55-53 victory in the Berry Events Center earlier this season despite a late comeback in the fourth quarter. This year's Michigan Tech squad is currently 19-8 on the season defeated Davenport but fell to GVSU Saturday.