Dec. 3, 2010
Northwestern (6-1) vs. Missouri (3-3)
Sunday, December 5
Welsh-Ryan Arena (8,117)
Evanston, Illinois 1 p.m.
TV: Big Ten Network (Dave Eanet, Vera Jones)
Audio: WNUR 89.1 FM
In-game Twitter updates: @NU_SportsLIVE
Northwestern Game Notes (PDF)
EVANSTON, Ill. -- After visiting four time zones and battling the likes of Saint Mary's, BYU and Georgia Tech, Northwestern returns to Welsh-Ryan Arena where it takes on Missouri as part of the Big Ten/Big 12 Challenge Sunday at 1 p.m. The game will be carried live on the Big Ten Network with Dave Eanet and Vera Jones on the call.
When Northwestern takes the court against Missouri Sunday, it will be the first time in two weeks it will be shooting in the familiar surroundings of Welsh-Ryan Arena. The Wildcats headed west to face Saint Mary's in the Hilton Concord Thanksgiving Classic Nov. 26-27 and then headed southward to Atlanta for a battle with Georgia Tech as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. That means the 'Cats were away from home every day except one from the day before Thanksgiving (Wed., Nov. 24) until Thurs., Dec. 2.
Jaeschke Appears In Several Big Ten Categories
Senior Amy Jaeschke's triple double (30 pts.,10 reb.,10 blocks) against Chicago State was the second in school history and the first since 1997. Her 10 blocks is the most by any player in the Big Ten this season. In conference statistics, she ranks first in blocks (3.6), second in scoring (22.1 ppg) and third in FG percentage (55.8).
May I Help You?
Northwestern's reps in the offseason have paid off through its first seven contests, as the Wildcats are shooting a scorching 45 percent from the field, and 38 percent from deep. Amy Jaeschke leads NU with a 56 percent shooting clip while Brittany Orban leads the Big Ten from three-point land, executing on 66 percent (10-of-15) of her attempts.
Call them a team of givers or a group of unselfish players, either way, Northwestern leads the Big Ten in assists, dishing out 128 helpers--that's an average of 18.3--this season. Tailor Jones
leads the team with 31 while senior Beth Marshall
is second with 28. The two guards rank in the top ten in the Conference in assist-to-turnover ratio as well, with Marshall coming in third (2.2) and Jones ranking 10th (1.2).
Complete game notes can be found by clicking on the PDF above.
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