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IWU vs. Wheaton

Where: King Arena, Wheaton

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday

Records: IWU (18-2, 11-0); Wheaton (17-4, 10-2)

FYI: No. 14-nationally ranked Illinois Wesleyan has won 16 consecutive games. Its 30-1 squad of 2008-09 won 30 straight. The Titans' 86.5 scoring average ranks second nationally. They won their Dec. 6 meeting with Wheaton, 88-81.

Winners of 11 straight, the Thunder are alone in second in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin ahead of Carthage (15-6, 8-4) and Elmhurst (12-9, 8-4). Wheaton is led by 6-foot-2 sophomore Hannah Frazier, who averages 14.8 points, and 5-9 senior Maggie Dansdill, who averages 12.3. In the earlier meeting with the Titans, Frazier had 25 points and Dansdill 19.

IWU is paced by Maddie Merritt (13.1 ppg) and Molly McGraw (13.0 ppg). Other team-leading averages belong to Merritt for rebounds (4.8) and Rebekah Ehresman for steals (3.4) and assists (4.8). Raven Hughes has a team-best field goal percentage of .694 (75 of 108) while Nina Anderson is the top 3-point shooter at .427 (38 of 89). Leading the way at the free throw line are Kendall Sosa at .857 (30 of 35) and Merritt at .833 (80 of 96). 

— Randy Sharer

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