Nov. 14, 2011
Northwestern (1-0) vs. Western Kentucky (0-1)
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011
Welsh-Ryan Arena (8,117)
Evanston, Ill. 7 p.m.
Streaming Video: BTDN
Audio: WNUR, 89.3 FM
In-game Twitter updates: @NU_SportsLIVE
Northwestern Game Notes (PDF)
EVANSTON, Ill. -- After a scoring an `A' on the first test of the season--a 69-60 victory on the road against Central Michigan--Northwestern opens its home slate against Western Kentucky at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening. It is the first of two home games this week, as the Wildcats welcome intra-state foe Illinois State to Welsh-Ryan Arena at 7 p.m. Thursday. Both contests will be streamed live on the Big Ten Network (via NUsports.com) and today's game can be heard on 89.3 FM, WNUR.
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
Location: Bowling Green, Ky.
2010-11 Record: 15-17
Series History: 3-2, Northwestern
Last meeting: Northwestern, 61-54, Nov. 18, 2010
One thing you need to know about Western Kentucky: The Hilltoppers dropped their season opener to Towson, 67-62, at home. Keisha Mosley recorded a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds.
The Last Time These Two Teams Met...
Wildcats Open 2011-12 With `W' at CMU
Brittany Orban scored a team-high 20 points, and was a perfect 11-of-11 from the free-throw line and Amy Jaeschke turned in 13 points in just 18 minutes as the Wildcats gritted out a 61-54 victory at Western Kentucky. Senior Beth Marshall added 11 points and a team-high four assists in the win.
Northwestern gained momentum in the last three minutes of the first half, and maintained that intensity the rest of the game, emerging with a 69-60 victory at Central Michigan Friday to open the 2011-12 season. Four Wildcats reached double figures, led by junior Kendall Hackney
who scored 18 points, 11 of which came in the second half. Northwestern's freshmen turned in two outstanding efforts, as Karly Roser
flirted with a double-double, turning in 10 points, nine assists and five steals. Fellow classmate Morgan Jones
recorded 12 points, seven rebounds and two snatches.
Roser Dishing The Rock
Freshman Karly Roser's eight assists against Central Michigan placed her atop the Big Ten's assist column after the first week of play. The assist total was just one piece in her outstanding line, which included 10 points, five steals and four rebounds.
McKeown Announces 2012 Class
Head coach Joe McKeown announced the signing of three players to National Letters of Intent. This year's class features Tennessee native Lauren Douglas (Collienville, Tenn./Briarcrest Christian), Atlanta native Christen Johnson (Powder Springs, Ga.) and local product Maggie Lyon (Wilmette, Ill./New Trier). For more information on the signees, please click here.
Oh Captain, My Captain
Seniors Brittany Orban and Allison Mocchi are this year's team captains. It is the second year in a row Mocchi has been named captain and the first such nod for Orban.
Complete game notes can be found by clicking on the link above.
Be the first to know what's going on with the 'Cats -- Follow @NU_Sports on Twitter, become a fan of Northwestern Athletics on Facebook! and subscribe to the NU Sports Express e-newsletter to receive the latest news, schedule updates and video and to interact with NU. For more information on following specific Northwestern teams online, visit our Social Media page!