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Week 1 Basketball Preview: Both Charger Teams Open 2019-20 Seasons at Home

Week 1 Basketball Preview: Both Charger Teams Open 2019-20 Seasons at Home

WOMEN

SCHEDULE:
Saginaw Valley State (0-0) at Hillsdale (0-0) | 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8 | Dawn Tibbetts Potter Arena | Hillsdale, MI
Northwood University (0-0) at Hillsdale (0-0) | 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 | Dawn Tibbetts Potter Arena | Hillsdale, MI

LINKS:
Friday's game | Live Stats | Webcast | Tickets
Sunday's game | Live Stats | Webcast | Tickets

2019-20 G-MAC Women's Basketball Standings

2019-20 G-MAC Women's Basketball Statistics

WEEKEND PREVIEW:
After a promising showing in its exhibition opener last weekend, the Charger women's basketball team tips it off for real at home this weekend, hosting former GLIAC rivals Saginaw Valley State Friday and Northwood Sunday...These are the only two home games for the Chargers until conference play begins on Dec. 5...Hillsdale lost its top three scorers from last year, but does have experience ready to step into larger roles this year...Guard Courtney Krol is a notable newcomer, transferring from DePaul University...Krol has four years of eligibility with the Chargers, having sat out her true freshman year with the Blue Demons due to injury...Saginaw Valley State was picked to finish in 6th place in the GLIAC South Division in the conference's preseason poll, while Northwood was picked 3rd...Chargers head coach Matt Fritsche begins his third season at Hillsdale and has won 36 games in those two years, most of any coach in Charger women's basketball history over their first two seasons with the program...The 2019-20 season will mark the fourth year in a row Hillsdale will have a different leading scorer for a season...Its last three leading scorers - Allie Dewire in 2016-17, Makenna Ott in 2017-18 and Brittany Gray in 2018-19 - have all graduated...Hillsdale beat Saginaw Valley State 97-67 in their last meeting, on Dec. 30, 2018...Northwood beat Hillsdale in the last meeting between those teams, 71-61, on Jan. 5, 2017.

 

MEN

SCHEDULE:
Southern Indiana (0-0) at Hillsdale (0-0) | 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 | Dawn Tibbetts Potter Arena | Hillsdale, MI
Malone (0-0) vs. Oakland City (0-0) | 2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 | Dawn Tibbetts Potter Arena | Hillsdale, MI
Southern Indiana vs. Malone | 5:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 | Dawn Tibbetts Potter Arena | Hillsdale, MI
Oakland City at Hillsdale | 7:00 p.m. | Saturday, Nov. 9 | Dawn Tibbetts Potter Arena | Hillsdale, MI

LINKS:
Friday's game | Live Stats | Webcast | Tickets
Saturday's game | Live Stats | Webcast | Tickets

2019-20 G-MAC Men's Basketball Standings

2019-20 G-MAC Men's Basketball Statistics

WEEKEND PREVIEW:
The Charger men's basketball team opens the 2019-20 season by hosting a four-team round robin event which includes three teams from the Midwest Region: Southern Indiana of the GLVC, Malone of the G-MAC and independent Oakland City...The Screaming Eagles of Southern Indiana are the Chargers' opening-day opponent for the second year in a row...Last year Hillsdale knocked off USI 67-60 in overtime in Springfield, Illinois...Hillsdale returns its top two scorers from last year, senior guard Dylan Lowry and junior forward Davis Larson...Both earned all-conference accolades last year...Hillsdale head coach John Tharp is in his 13th season leading the program, and is the Chargers' all-time leader in coaching victories with 211...He sports a 211-124 overall record at Hillsdale...Southern Indiana is the designated away team in both of its games this weekend...The Chargers will play two more non-conference home games, Nov. 23 vs. Davenport and Nov. 27 vs. Wayne State before starting conference play Dec. 5 in West Virginia.