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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Feb. 18, 2009

Bearcats and Bulldogs Meet Tonight in Pink Out

THE SERIES (NWMSU LEADS 48-12)
-NWMSU leads 21-6 when playing in Maryville
1/10/09: TSU 72, NWMSU 68 (Kirksville) - OT
2/13/08: NWMSU 86, TSU 71 (Maryville)
1/23/08: TSU 84, NWMSU 82 (Kirksville)
2/7/07: NWMSU 80, TSU 70 (Kirksville)
1/17/07: NWMSU 80, TSU 57 (Maryville)
2/1/06: NWMSU 74, TSU 55 (Maryville)
1/25/06: NWMSU 88, TSU 60 (Kirksville)
2/9/05: NWMSU 62, TSU 59 (Kirksville)
1/19/05: NWMSU 73, TSU 64 (Maryville)
2/11/04: NWMSU 89, TSU 61 (Maryville)
1/21/04: NWMSU 85, TSU 58 (Kirksville)
2/5/03: TSU 74, NWMSU 72 (Maryville)
1/8/03: NWMSU 63, TSU 42 (Kirksville)
2/6/02: NWMSU 71, TSU 62 (Kirksville)
1/9/02: TSU 73, NWMSU 64 (Maryville)
2/14/01: NWMSU 56, TSU 49 (Maryville)
1/17/01: NWMSU 68, TSU 56 (Kirksville)
2/16/00: TSU 105, NWMSU 80 (Kirksville)
1/19/00: TSU 78, NWMSU 65 (Maryville)
1/16/99: TSU 89, NWMSU 66 (Maryville)
1/17/98: NWMSU 70, TSU 62 (Kirksville)
1/18/97: NWMSU 65, TSU 61 (Maryville)
2/14/96: NWMSU 98, TSU 75 (Maryville)
1/10/96: TSU 86, NWMSU 60 (Kirksville)
1/4/95: NWMSU 97, TSU 69 (Kirksville)
2/5/94: NWMSU 84, TSU 69 (Maryville)
2/3/93: TSU 65, NWMSU 62 (Kirksville)
1/13/93: NWMSU 64, TSU 59 (Maryville)
2/5/92: NWMSU 88, TSU 46 (Maryville)
1/15/92: NWMSU 69, TSU 58 (Kirksville)
2/6/91: TSU 88, NWMSU 71 (Kirksville)
1/16/91: TSU 79, NWMSU 72 (Maryville)
2/7/90: NWMSU 95, TSU 74 (Maryville)
1/17/90: NWMSU 97, TSU 82 (Kirksville)
2/15/89: NWMSU 84, TSU 68 (Kirksville)
1/25/89: NWMSU 83, TSU 55 (Maryville)
2/17/88: NWMSU 90, TSU 60 (Maryville)
1/27/88: NWMSU 78, TSU 56 (Kirksville)
2/11/87: NWMSU 77, TSU 60 (Kirksville)
1/21/87: NWMSU 85, TSU 76 (Maryville)
2/12/86: NWMSU 83, TSU 62 (Maryville)
1/22/86: NWMSU 84, TSU 69 (Kirksville)
11/29/85: NWMSU 78, TSU 75 (Topeka)
2/13/85: NWMSU 89, TSU 70 (Kirksville)
1/23/85: NWMSU 75, TSU 56 (Maryville)
2/8/84: NWMSU 83, TSU 68 (Kirksville)
1/18/84: NWMSU 95, TSU 68 (Maryville)
2/9/83: NWMSU 71, TSU 70 (Maryville)
1/19/83: NWMSU 68, TSU 60 (Kirksville)
12/4/81: TSU 75, NWMSU 67 (Maryville)
1/17/81: NWMSU 85, TSU 59 (Kirksville)
11/29/77: NWMSU 75, TSU 49 (Maryville)
12/10/76: NWMSU 82, TSU 54 (Kirksville)
12/13/75: NWMSU 82, TSU 62 (Maryville)
2/8/75: NWMSU 80, TSU 50 (Maryville)
1/18/75: NWMSU 79, TSU 40 (Kirksville)
1973-74: NWMSU 60, TSU 47
1973-74: NWMSU 71, TSU 45
1972-73: NWMSU 68, TSU 50
1971-72: NWMSU 61, TSU 51

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MARYVILLE, Mo. - Northwest Missouri State and Truman will both be playing to keep their MIAA tournament hopes alive when the two meet tonight at 5:30 p.m. in Bearcat Arena. The Bearcats (7-16, 3-13 MIAA) have won four straight games at home against the Bulldogs (6-18, 3-14), who haven't won a conference road game in more than two years.

Fans tonight are encouraged to wear pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. Pink pom-poms will be handed out to the first fans through the arena doors.

Tonight will be the first of two games against Northwest's two oldest rivalries. The Bearcats and Bulldogs will meet for the 60th time in program history while Saturday's game with Central Missouri will be the 77th meeting. Both teams have been playing since the 1971-72 season.

Truman won the first game of the 2009 series Jan. 10 in overtime at Pershing Arena. Tara Roach scored a career-high 17 points as one of four Bearcats who reached double-digit points.

Jessica Burton is averaging 19 points and shooting 50 percent from the field during the last four games and if fifth among MIAA players with an 80 percent free throw percentage. She missed the first game of the season against Truman after injuring a knee against Missouri Western Jan. 7.

Northwest is leading the MIAA with a 75.8 free throw percentage and is on pace to break to program record of 75.2 percent set in 2007. Rickeya McElroy has connected on her last 14 free throws and has the second-longest active streak among MIAA players.

McElroy is fifth among MIAA players with 1.57 blocked shots per game and is on pace to finish second in season records and 10th in career records with 43 blocked shots this season. She's also the top scoring sophomore in the MIAA with 12.2 points per game and 15th overall with 5.2 rebounds per game.

Meghan Brue needs 17 points tonight to move past Sandy (Cummings) Nelson for 13th in career points records. She stands with 1,218 entering tonight. She would also need six steals to tie Marla Sapp for ninth in career records.

Micaela Uriell has scored 10 or more points in the last three games and posted a career-high five assists in two of those games. She is expected to make her 25th consecutive start tonight.

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics
sid@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

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