Tuesday's Women's Basketball Preview

Updated 12/4/2012

 

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Wright State (2-3, 0-0 Horizon) at Miami (4-3, 0-0 MAC)
1:30 PM • Miami leads 21-4
• Senior forward Kirsten Olowinski had 13 points in the win over Massachusetts on Saturday. That gives her 990 for her career. In front of the loud environment on Tuesday, she’ll look to become the 21st player in school history to reach 1,000 career points. She already became the team’s all-time leader in blocks when she recorded three against the Minutewomen on Saturday.
 
Northern Illinois (3-3, 0-0 MAC) at Indiana State (4-2, 0-0 MVC)
7 PM • Northern Illinois leads 4-2
• Control of the paint has been a key for the Huskies this season as they are 3-1 when scoring more points in the paint than their opponent. The only loss came at Bradley. For the season, NIU holds a 150-128 edge in points in the paint.  The common thread to all three wins has been holding a halftime lead as the Huskies are 3-0 when leading at the half, and all have been double digit edges. NIU held a 10-point lead against Loyola, 15-point lead at Morehead State and 13-point lead versus Davidson.  After missing all but six minutes of the South Dakota State game and the whole Bradley game due to a left ankle sprain, Amanda Corral returned as good as ever versus Loyola. She went 6-for-8 from the field in the first half, scoring 15 of her season-high 19 points to lead NIU to victory.
 
Eastern Michigan (1-6, 0-0 MAC) at South Dakota St. (4-4, 0-0 Summit)
7 PM • First Meeting
Eastern Michigan and South Dakota State have never met on the hardwood prior to the Tuesday, Dec. 4, contest. EMU and SDSU were both participants in the 2012 NCAA Tournament in West Lafayette, Ind. However, both teams had first round exits with EMU falling to South Carolina, 80-48, and South Dakota faltering against Purdue, 83-68.  In fact, the two schools have never met in men’s basketball, soccer or volleyball.  The EMU football team is 2-1 all-time against the Jackrabbits, with the teams having last played in 1971. The then-Hurons cruised to a 35-2 victory en route to a Pioneer Bowl appearance.