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Game of the week: Women’s basketball vs. Western Kentucky

Following a two-game Sun Belt Conference road trip, the University of Denver women’s basketball team returns home to Magness Arena to take on the Western Kentucky Lady Toppers at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. This marks the 15th meeting between the Sun Belt foes, with the Lady Toppers controlling the all-time series 12-2. However, Denver defeated Western Kentucky 51-50 on Jan. 5, 2010, recording the school’s first-ever road victory over the Lady Toppers.

Denver has a 7-1 home record this season, winning by an average of 14.1 points per game. Junior point guard Emiko Smith is DU’s all-time assists leader, surpassing Heather Holter (1989-93). Senior forward and co-Sun Belt Preseason Player of the Year Kaetlyn Murdoch is averaging a team-best 17.9 points and is currently on the brink of achieving a pair of milestones. Murdoch is fourth in all-time scoring (1,620 points) at DU and second in career blocks (257). The Texas native is 30 points shy of tying Tammy Baca (1989-93) for third in career scoring and two blocks short of owning the school record for blocks in a career.

Women’s basketball individual game tickets range from $8-$11. Single-game tickets may be purchased in person at the Ritchie Center Box Office, by phone at 303-871-2336 or online at DU students are admitted free to all men’s and women’s basketball games with their Pioneer Card.

This Week’s Pioneer home schedule

Date Sport Opponent Location Time
Jan. 13 Hockey Bemidji State Magness Arena 7:37 p.m.
Jan. 14 Swimming Wyoming, BYU (dive) El Pomar Natatorium 10 a.m.
Jan. 14 Swimming Wyoming, BYU El Pomar Natatorium 12:30 p.m.
Jan. 14 Hockey Bemidji State Magness Arena 7:07 p.m.
Jan. 14-15 Skiing DU Invitational Winter Park, Colo. All day
Jan. 15       Men’s basketball Western Kentucky Magness Arena    1 p.m.
Jan. 15 Women’s basketball Western Kentucky Magness Arena 3:30 p.m.


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