Northern Kentucky Game Day Information

Date | Time

 November 16th | 2 p.m.

Venue (Location/Capacity)

 Trask Coliseum (Wilmington, N.C./5,500)

Tickets

 UNCW Ticket Office

Online

 Live Stats | HawkVision (Pay-Per-View Video)

Social Media

 Facebook ( UNCWsports.com) Twitter (Team | UNCWsports.com)

UNCW Team Information

 Team Site | Game Notes | Records Book

NKU Team Information

 Team site | Game Notes | Records Book

WILMINGTON, North Carolina - The UNCW women’s basketball team puts the finishing touches on a brief two-game homestand Saturday as it welcomes Northern Kentucky to Trask Coliseum for a 2 p.m. matinee.

Saturday’s contest will serve as the first half of a basketball doubleheader with the UNCW men’s program facing Wingate in its home opener at 7 p.m. The game also marks the return of the popular “Fans With Cans” promotion that allows anyone who brings three canned food items to the game to purchase a ticket for just $3.

The Seahawks return to action after beginning the home portion of their 2013-14 schedule with a 75-64 setback to future CAA foe Elon on Wednesday.

Freshmen Brie Mobley and Naqaiyyah Teague tallied 16 points apiece for UNCW, who shot 44.4 percent (24-of-54) from the field but were just 2-of-16 (.125) from 3-point range and 14-of-24 (.583) at the free-throw line. Junior Kelva Atkins joined the duo in double figures with 15 points.

In its second season of Division I competition, Northern Kentucky is off to a 2-0 start after opening the season with home victories over cross-river rival Cincinnati and Illinois State.

Junior forward Melody Doss has enjoyed a breakout start to the season, tallying 24 points in the season opener against the Bearcats before tallying 29 points on 11-of-12 shooting in Wednesday’s win over the Redbirds. Doss has also been active on the glass, pulling down 20 rebounds to account for nearly one-third of the Norse’s 66 boards thus far.

Senior Kayla Thacker and sophomore Christine Roush have provided scoring depth to head coach Dawn Plitzuweit’s squad, averaging 14.5 and 11.5 points per game, respectively.

Saturday’s contest marks the second meeting between UNCW and Northern Kentucky. The Norse won the first matchup on its home floor at The Bank of Kentucky Center last December by a 71-55 margin.

UNCW returns to the road Tuesday as it faces regional rival Campbell in an 11:45 a.m. matinee at the Pope Convocation Center.