January 25, 1999
KALAMAZOO -- The Western Michigan University women's basketball team (11-6, 4-3 MAC) will play an NBA-like schedule this week. The Broncos play at Ball State (6-12, 3-5 MAC) on Tuesday (Jan. 26) and return home to host the University at Buffalo (11-6, 4-3 MAC) on Thursday (Jan. 28) at 7 p.m. at the DeltaPlex in Grand Rapids.
Directions to the DeltaPlex: Take the Ann Street (Grand Rapids) exit of U.S. 131. Turn right on Ann Street, then right at the first traffic light.
Western's game at Ball State on Tuesday (Jan. 26) as well as its home game against Akron (Feb. 23) will be carried by the Bronco Radio Network. Robin Hook will call the action.
The week in review
The Broncos lost two MAC West Division games last week. WMU fell 86-63 at nationally ranked Toledo on Wednesday (Jan. 20) and returned home to lose a heartbreaking 75-66 contest to Eastern Michigan in overtime on Saturday (Jan. 23).
WMU and Ball State are both coming off overtime losses. The Cardinals lost 79-77 to Akron in double overtime Saturday. BSU has lost three of its last four games heading into Tuesday's matchup. The Cardinals feature the No. 3 and No. 4 leading scorers in the MAC in Amy Kieckbush (20.6 ppg.) and Markita Griffin (20.2 ppg.). Kieckbush was second in the nation in field goal percentage (.652) while Griffin was ranked among national leaders in three-point field goal percentage (.433).
The University at Buffalo is in its first season in the MAC but is in the chase for homecourt advantage in the MAC tourney. The Bulls were 11-6 overall, 4-3 in the MAC heading into a Monday (Jan. 25) game at Marshall. Buffalo surrenders 65.2 ppg., the second-lowest rate in the league, and ranks third in rebound margin (+4.4) and assist-to-turnover ratio (0.88).
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