Saturday, February 17, 3 p.m., ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio
Saturday's Contest: The No. 5-ranked Polar Bears enter Saturday's matchup looking to celebrate Senior Day and complete the first undefeated regular season in school history ... The Polar Bears are coming off of a hard fought 63-59 victory over Otterbein in Westerville ... Northern has already clinched the Regular Season Ohio Athletic Conference title and a double-bye in the OAC Tournament and will host a semifinal round of the OAC Tournament at the ONU Sports Center on Thursday evening ... Senior Britt Lauck currently leads the team and ranks fifth in the OAC with 15.0 ppg ... Lauck also leads the team and ranks first in the conference in free throw percentage (88.9 percent) and assists (87) ... Lauck is currently tied for 17th all-time at ONU with 926 career points ... The senior also ranks fourth all-time at ONU with 236 career assists ... Junior Amy Bullimore ranks second on the team with 13.2 ppg and leads the team and ranks second in the OAC with 8.0 rebounds per contest ... Bullimore has posted five straight double-doubles and has six in the last seven games ... Defensively, Bullimore leads the team and OAC with 37 blocks and ranks third all-time at ONU with 110 career blocks ... Sophomore Jenna Dirksen is also averaging double figures for Northern with 10.5 ppg ... Marietta enters the contest riding a 5-game win streak ... Offensively, junior Brooke Borich leads the team with 12.7 ppg, while defensively sophomore Corrie Burkhardt leads the team and ranks fourth in the OAC with 7.6 rebounds per contest ... Junior Amisha Hurd leads the team and currently ranks fourth in the OAC with 54 steals ... The Pioneers have clinched the No. 4 seed in next week's OAC Tournament.
Ohio Northern Probable Starters:
G - #10 Britt Lauck, Sr. (15.0 ppg, 87 assists)
G - #20 Courtney Cramer, Jr. (6.7 ppg, 33 3-point FG)
G - #31 Jenna Dirksen, So. (10.5 ppg, 31 steals)
F - #30 Amauria Campbell, Sr. (3.8 ppg, 4.1 rpg)
F - #44 Amy Bullimore, Jr. (13.2 ppg, 8.0 rpg)
ONU Statistical Leaders
All-Time Series: Northern leads the all-time series by a 51-16 margin ... ONU won the first matchup at Marietta 79-65 ... Northern has won five straight in the series and 21 of the last 22 meetings between the schools.
ONU head coach Michele Durand: Durand is in her 16th season at ONU with a 269-157 record, a winning percentage of .631.