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    Wildcats Welcome Western Kentucky to Welsh-Ryan Arena Tuesday

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Morgan Jones makes her debut at home as a Wildcat Tuesday evening against Western Kentucky.
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    Morgan Jones makes her debut at home as a Wildcat Tuesday evening against Western Kentucky.
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    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
    Gametracker: NUsports.com
    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.

    Opponent profile
    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...
    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.

     

     

    Wildcats Open 2011-12 With `W' at CMU
    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.

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