Sunday's Women's Basketball Preview

Updated 12/16/2012

 

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Wyoming (8-1, 0-0 MWC) at Bowling Green (6-3, 0-0 C-MAC)
2 PM • Bowling Green leads 1-0
•  The Falcons, after starting the year with a 3-3 record, have won three consecutive games, including a 60-37 win at Northwestern on Sunday (Dec. 9) ... BGSU has captured each of those games by at least 20 points, and the Falcon defense has allowed an average of just 44.3 points per game in those three contests.  In those three games – wins over Colorado State and Butler at home, along with the victory at Northwestern – the Falcons allowed the opponents to shoot just 32.7% from the field, and BG forced an average of 18.0 turnovers per game.
 
Ball State (3-7, 0-0 MAC) at Illinois State (5-3, 0-0 MVC)
2 PM • Ball State trails 6-4
•  Ball State women’s basketball travels for the first time in two weeks when it plays at Illinois State Sunday in Redbird Arena at 2:05 p.m. (EST).  The Redbirds are a member of the Missouri Valley Conference and have started the season with a 5-3 mark.  The Redbirds won their last meeting over the Cardinals by a score of 63-52 last season.  Ball State enters the game with a 3-7 overall record.
 
Miami (5-4, 0-0 MWC) at Chicago State (1-8, 0-0 GWC)
3 PM • Miami leads 3-1
•  A continuing storyline the past few games has been senior forward Kirsten Olowinski closing in on the Miami all-time rebounding record. The record is currently held by Hall-of-Famer Monica Niemann with 923. Olowinski brought in eight caroms at Cleveland State last Saturday to bring her career total to 907. It is definitely in the realm of possibility that she could have 17 rebounds on Sunday as she has done it several times before. Seven times in her career Olowinski has brought in 17 or more rebounds in game, the last coming on Dec. 4 when she had 17 rebounds against Wright State.