No. 1 Huskies Set to Defend Home Court Against Bobcats

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

Game Date: February 5 & 5, 2016

Game Location: PAC, 6:15PM

Live Stats/Webcast: canadawest.tv

THE GAMES

The No. 1 ranked University of Saskatchewan Huskie women's basketball team looks to continue its winning ways at the PAC when they welcome in the Brandon University Bobcats this weekend.

THE HEADLINES

• Saskatchewan retains the No. 1 CIS ranking for the sixth straight poll. The Huskies are joined by Canada West schools Regina (No. 3) and Alberta (No. 6) in the Top 10.

• On Friday night get to the PAC early for White Out. The first 1,000 fans through the doors receive a special edition Huskie White Out t-shirt. Great Western product samples will be at the PAC on Friday.

• Friday is also Free Youth Night. Admission for youth under 18 is free.

• Saskatchewan has won 30 straight Canada West regular season and post-season games at the PAC. The Huskies have won 27 straight Canada West regular season games overall.

• Huskie forward Dalyce Emmerson leads the CIS in field goal percentage at 64.6 percent. Emmerson is currently 13th all-time in Canada West scoring, and is in the top three in the conference in all-time rebounding and blocked shots.

• Saskatchewan has the top scoring offense (79.6 points/game) and defense (53.5 points/game) in the conference.

• The Huskies have the best shooting percentage in the CIS at 47.2 percent. They also lead the nation in three-point shooting at 36 percent.

THE SERIES

The Huskies are 21-1 all-time against the Bobcats. Brandon's lone win in the series was November 7, 2003 when the Bobcats won 65-62 in Saskatoon.

UNIVERISTY OF BRANDON BOBCATS (6-8)
The Brandon Bobcats visit the PAC looking for their first win against the Huskies since 2003.

Brandon currently sits in sixth place in the Pioneer Division standings. With a tough schedule down the stretch, the Bobcats look to fight for a post-season spot in their final six games. Brandon struggled in January, posting a 2-6 record.

The Bobcats offense has averaged 66.7 points per game to ranking them eighth in the conference. The Bobcats come into the weekend with the fifth best shooting percentage at 39.8 percent. Guard Keisha Cox leads the team with 16.8 points per game. Amy Williams has been the top rebounder, averaging 6.7 per contest.

NO. 1 UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (14-0)
The No. 1 ranked Saskatchewan Huskies look to extend their current winning streak when they host Brandon this weekend.

Last weekend's sweep over the Winnipeg Wesmen made it 27 straight regular season wins for the Huskies, dating back to 2014-15. Saskatchewan has enjoyed success on home court in recent memory, posting 30 straight wins at the PAC including post-season play.

Fifth-year guard Laura Dally leads a well-balanced offence with 15.6 points per game. Four of the five Huskie starters average double-digit scoring figures. The Huskies continue to lead the CIS in shooting percentage at 47.2 percent and lead the Canada West in both offensive and defensive scoring averages.

Dalyce Emmerson continues to climb the Canada West all-time record lists. The fifth-year forward sits 13th in all-time scoring with 1470 points. Emmerson is third in all-time rebounds and second in all-time blocks and is among the leaders in multiple other categories.