PREVIEW: Ferris State Women's Basketball Visits WSU & Hosts SVSU This Week

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Live PPV Video Webcast   (Saturday)

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This Week: The Ferris State University women's basketball team plays a pair of Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) contests this week to start a busy stretch of league action. FSU visits Wayne State on Thursday (Jan. 30) night for a 5:30 p.m. (ET) tilt at the Matthaei Complex in Detroit before returning back home to host Saginaw Valley State on Saturday (Feb. 1) starting at 1 p.m. (ET) inside FSU's Jim Wink Arena in Big Rapids.

Media Coverage: Both games will be broadcast locally by Sunny 97.3 FM and the Bulldog Sports Network starting with the Meijer Pregame Show a half-hour prior to the women's tipoff. Rob Bentley and Sandy Gholston will call the action. In addition, a live audio broadcast and pay-per-view video webcast will also be accessible along with live internet statistics. For a full listing of links, please visit FerrisStateBulldogs.com.

TV Broadcast: Thursday's game at Wayne State will be televised live across Michigan on Comcast Xfinity Channel 900. In addition, this coming Monday's game at Grand Valley State will also be broadcast live on the same channel for those Comcast subscribers in Michigan.

Follow On Twitter/Facebook: In addition to internet coverage, Bulldog fans can also follow all games this season via Twitter and Facebook with updates. Please visit www.facebook.com/FerrisWBasketball or www.twitter.com/FerrisWBBALL to follow the periodic posts and tweet-by-tweet coverage with scoring updates.

Special Promotions: Saturday will be Kids Day with a variety of activities available for young fans including an arts & craft table, bounce house, open gym in the multipurpose room, halftime games, autographs with the team after the game and more. Game tickets for all youth in grades K-12 are $2 per child, which represents a $3 discount on each ticket. The games, prizes and fun are free! A special promotion for all Ferris State students will also take place as part of "RSO Appreciation Day". Each registered student organization on campus with a minimum of 15 people present will be eligible to win up to $300 for their group. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Chelsea Konarzewski at konarzc@ferris.edu or call (989) 397-8735 by Friday.

Ticket Information: Ferris State home basketball tickets can be purchased in advance thru the FSU Athletics Ticket Office by calling (231) 591-2888 or visit FerrisStateBulldogs.com for more information. They can also be bought online via StarTickets.com. Adult general admission tickets are $7 or the cost is $5 for FSU faculty/staff, seniors ages 65 and up or students age 3 thru 12th grade. FSU students are admitted free with a valid student ID card.

Last year: Last season, the Bulldog women posted a 13-13 overall mark during head coach Colleen Lamoreaux-Tate's first season at the helm in 2012-13 despite battling injuries most of the year. The injury list included losing the returning GLIAC Freshman of the Year for nearly the entire season among others. FSU finished with a 12-10 mark in GLIAC play while reaching the conference tournament for the 14th time in program history and the double-digit win total marked the 16th time in the last 17 seasons in which the Bulldog women have accomplished the feat.  Ferris State fell in the first round of the league tournament after being the preseason favorite.

The Records: Ferris State (6-8, 6-6 GLIAC) played a pair of games that went to the wire inside Jim Wink Arena last week. FSU and Northwood battled to overtime on Thursday (Jan. 23) night before the Timberwolves prevailed 90-82. The Bulldogs then bolted out to a 25-point lead against Lake Superior State on Saturday (Jan. 25) and withstood a furious LSSU rally to win 74-71 at home.
   
Wayne State (14-2, 11-1 GLIAC) is ranked 18th in the country this week and owns an impressive 14-2 overall record along with an 11-1 league slate. WSU's only league loss came on the road at Northwood (Jan. 16). The Warriors have won their last three games and are coming off a 75-72 home win over Northern Michigan on Saturday (Jan. 25).

Saginaw Valley State (8-7, 6-6 GLIAC) heads into Thursday's league home game against Grand Valley State with an identical conference record to Ferris State's as both teams are 6-6 in the GLIAC. SVSU upset Michigan Tech 63-62 last Saturday (Jan. 25) and has won its last two outings to date.

Looking At Wayne State: The Warriors moved up three spots to 18th in the national poll after beating sweeping Michigan Tech and Northern Michigan at home last week. WSU owns an unbeaten 7-0 home mark this season and its lone two losses of the campaign have came on the road at Indianapolis (Nov. 30) and Northwood (Jan. 16). Third-year head coach Carrie Lohr claimed GLIAC Coach of the Year honors last season after leading Wayne State to a share of the GLIAC North title and a trip to the NCAA Regional title game. The Warriors are led in scoring by junior center Shareta Brown (20.9 ppg.).

Looking At Saginaw Valley State: The Cardinals also upset both Northern Michigan and Michigan Tech at home last week after previously dropping four games in a row. SVSU is 6-2 at home to date this season heading into Thursday's league home matchup with Grand Valley State, but owns only a 1-5 mark in road games. Third-year head coach Jamie Pewinski led the Cardinals to the program's first appearance in the GLIAC Tournament in five years last season. The Cardinals are paced in scoring by senior guard Kristen Greene (16.2 ppg.).

Series History: The Bulldogs maintain a 34-29 series' advantage entering Thursday's 64th meeting, but dropped both regular-season meetings a year by scores of 81-68 in Big Rapids (1/24) and 80-61 in Detroit (2/21). The Warriors then beat FSU 68-59 in the opening round of the GLIAC Tourney in the Motor City (3/6). Ferris has won 14 of the last 20 series' encounters overall ...... The Cardinals hold a 45-33 advantage entering Saturday's 79th encounter. FSU has won 21 of the last 29 meetings, but the Cardinals took both games last season by scores of 73-70 in overtime (1/26) in University Center followed by 71-66 in Big Rapids (2/23).  The Bulldogs had lost six consecutive games on the road at Saginaw Valley State prior to their 2011-12 victory at O'Neill Arena.

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