14 NCAA Tournament Appearances

2019 NCAA Regional Semi-finalist

Wildcats Set to Host Ferris State in GLIAC Quarterfinals Tuesday

Wildcats Set to Host Ferris State in GLIAC Quarterfinals Tuesday

MARQUETTE, Mich. – Northern Michigan University Women's Basketball will host the a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Quarterfinals matchup Tuesday night as the Wildcats host Ferris State University at 6 p.m. in the Berry Events Center. 

WEEKLY NOTES

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Tuesday vs. Ferris State: 6 P.M.

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  LAST TIME OUT

The Wildcats fell to Michigan Tech 60-55 Thursday night in their regular season finale.  The Wildcats featured two players who reached double figures in the effort. 

  REACHING 1,000

Senior Darby Youngstrom (Cook, Minn.) became the 26th player in program history to achieve 1,000 points in her career after scoring 16 points at Michigan Tech. Youngstrom has averaged 10.9 points per game in her career, consisting of 92 games. She has a career-high of 25 points that she scored earlier this season at Ferris State. 

  A CAREER NIGHT

Sophomore Amber Huebner (Marquette, Mich.) had a career night Thursday against the Huskies. She finished with 16 points, finishing the game 6-9 from the field and 3-3 from behind the three point line. She also notched two steals to tie a career-high. 

Junior Jessica Schultz (Mineral Point, Wis.) finished Thursday's game with a career-high three steals. 

  GETTING DEFENSIVE

The Wildcats continue to boast one of the nation's top defenses as they allow just 51.1 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 10.6 rebounding margin places them sixth in the NCAA. The team's defense also does a good job of preventing easy opportunities as they commit just 13.4 fouls per game for the eighth fewest in the country.

  GLIAC ACTION

In GLIAC action, NMU allows just 49.5 points per contest and opponents to shoot just 33.8% from the field, which both lead the conference. They also allow just 28.2% shooting from the three-point line.   On the boards, the Wildcats pace the league with a GLIAC best 11.5 rebounding margin. NMU allows their foe to snag just 27.0 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

NMU enters the GLIAC Tournament as the #4 seed. With a win, the Wildcats will advance to the GLIAC Semifinals for the first time since the 2013-14 season. The top remaining seed will host the semifinals and the GLIAC Championship. Grand Valley State University is the top seed in this year's GLIAC Tournament. 

  NMU VERSUS FERRIS STATE

NMU now has won ten of the past 11 meetings between the teams after winning 70-66 at Ferris State in double overtime on February 14.  The Bulldogs come in at 14-12 on the season and have ended the regular season on a three-game winning streak.