No. 1 Huskies Look to Stay Unbeaten Against 'Horns

Photo Credit: Josh Schaefer Photography
Photo Credit: Josh Schaefer Photography

Game Date: January 15 & 16, 2016

Game Location: PAC, 6:15PM

Live Stats/Webcast: canadawest.tv

THE GAMES

The No. 1 ranked University of Saskatchewan Huskies hope to improve on their 10 game conference winning streak as they host the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns this weekend at the PAC.

THE HEADLINES

• Saskatchewan retains the No. 1 CIS ranking for the fourth straight poll. The Huskies are joined by Canada West schools Regina (No. 4) and Alberta (No. 8) in the Top 10.

• On Saturday the Huskies will take part in the CIS Women's Basketball Coaches Association Shoot For The Cure Night for the ninth straight year. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to Saturday night's game. Watch for ways to donate to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation at the door and during both the men's and women's games. Since 2007 the initiative has raised over $760,000 in donations.

• Huskie forward Dalyce Emmerson leads the CIS in field goal percentage at 64.7 percent. Overall the Huskies are the top shooting team at 46.2 percent.

• Huskie guard Laura Dally is the top free throw shooter in the CIS hitting 93.3 percent of her opportunities this season.

• Saskatchewan has the top scoring offense (77.7 points/game) and defense (55.6 points/game) in the conference.

THE SERIES

Since 2010-11 the Huskies are 9-1 against the Pronghorns. Saskatchewan's lone loss during that stretch came in 2012-13 on the road.

UNIVERISTY OF LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (0-8)

Heading on the road to face the No. 1 team in the country, the Lethbridge Pronghorns are still in search of their first victory.

A young Pronghorns roster that features no fifth-years and just a single fourth-year has struggled this season. The 'Horns average a league-worst 51.1 points per game and have given up a league high 80.4 points per game. Lethbridge has been effective from long range this season averaging 6.9 made three-pointers per game, fourth best in the Canada West.

UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (10-0)

The Saskatchewan Huskies topped the CIS Top 10 for the fourth straight poll after a weekend sweep in Calgary to start 2016.

The Huskies were up big on Friday night before the Dinos closed with a run to cut the final score to 77-69. On Saturday, Saskatchewan handed Calgary its fourth loss of the season with a dominating 78-47 win.

Fifth-year guard Laura Dally leads a well-balanced offence with 16.1 points per game. Four of the five Huskie starters average double-digit scoring figures. Saskatchewan leads the Canada West in scoring, averaging 77.7 points per contest.

Dalyce Emmerson has once again been a force in the front court this season. Emmerson is averaging 13.3 points and 7.6 rebounds a night. The fifth-year forward is shooting a CIS best 64.7 percent, over eight percent higher than her career average.