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IWU vs. Augustana

Where: Carver P.E. Center, Rock Island

When: 5 p.m. Saturday

Records: IWU 7-2, 2-0; Augustana 4-4, 1-1

FYI: No. 13 nationally ranked Illinois Wesleyan will be seeking its sixth consecutive victory. The Titans are coming off an 81-61 victory on Wednesday at Elmhurst. The Titans are led by Maddie Merritt (16.7 ppg), Sydney Shanks (14.2) and Kendall Sosa (10.8). Merritt has made 329 career free throws, one shy of the record set by Rebekah Ehresman. Last season, IWU topped the Vikings twice by an average of 37 points. Augustana is coming off a 69-58 loss to North Central. As for common opponents, both Wesleyan and Augie lost to Wisconsin-Whitewater, but the Titans won by 20 over DePauw, a team that topped the Vikings by 10. Augie is led by 5-foot-7 junior Alexis Jones, who is averaging 17.6 points on .606 shooting from the field. Teammate Izzy Anderson, a 5-7 senior, adds 17.0 points.

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— compiled by Randy Sharer

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