YSU women’s basketball | Preview of today’s game


Matchup: YSU (13-5, 5-2 Horizon League) vs. Northern Kentucky (3-13, 2-4).

Tip-off: 1 p.m. at Beeghly Center.

Radio/TV: WKBN 570; ESPN Plus.

Coaches: YSU — John Barnes is 95-82 in six seasons with the Penguins and 242-134 overall in 12 seasons; Northern Kentucky — Camryn Whitaker is 21-57 in her third season with the Norse.

YSU starters: Alison Smolinski (14.1 ppg, 3.1 63 3-pointers), 5-9 senior guard; McKenah Peters (8.9 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 20 assists), 5-9 sophomore guard; Sarah Cash (13.1 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 56 percent from the floor), 6-1 redshirt-senior; Chelsea Olson (10.2 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 73 assists), 5-10 sophomore guard; Amara Chikwe (2.2 ppg, 6.6 rpg), 6-1 redshirt-freshman forward.

Northern Kentucky starters: Taylor Clos (9.2 ppg, 1.6 rpg), 5-5 freshman; Molly Glick (9 ppg, 2.9 rpg), 5-11 redshirt-junior guard; Ally Niece (7.9 ppg, 2.9), 5-8 freshman guard; Kailey Coffey (7.5 ppg, 7.1 rpg), 5-10 sophomore forward; Grayson Rose (6 ppg, 7.6 rpg), 6-3 sophomore center.

Series history: The Series is tied at 4-4. YSU won the last meeting, 60-59, on Feb. 19, 2018.

Notebook: YSU is coming off an 83-68 win against Wright State on Friday, knocking off the Horizon League’s remaining unbeaten team in League play. ... Smolinski has made 62 3-pointers this season and entered this weekend tied for fifth in the nation in 3-pointers made. ... Melinda Trimmer entered this weekended ninth in the nation in assist to turnover ratio at 3.25.

Next: YSU plays Cleveland State on Saturday at 1 p.m.

— The Vindicator

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