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Augustana to host Upper Iowa in NSIC women's play

01/28/2021, 5:30pm CST
By Augustana Sports Information

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- The Augustana women's basketball team returns to the Sanford Pentagon to host Upper Iowa for the weekend. Friday's game is slated for 7 p.m. while Saturday's tipoff is at 3 p.m.

Saturday will serve as Senior Day for Augustana's two seniors, Hannah Mitby and Izzy Van Veldhuizen. The two will be honored in a pregame ceremony prior to Saturday's 3 p.m. tip

Tickets are on-sale and are available online at GoAugie.com/Tickets, by phone and in person at the Sanford Pentagon box office. The Pentagon box office is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and one hour prior to tipoff of games. 

About the Vikings

The Vikings are returning to the Sanford Pentagon after a short week of action, only playing Friday night's contest at Winona State. In that, senior Izzy Van Veldhuizen hit a game-tying shot at the end of the fourth quarter that was enough to send the game to overtime. The Vikings went on to win 81-79. 

The win elevated Augustana to 4-3 on the season and 3-2 in the loop. 

Both senior Hannah Mitby and sophomore Aislinn Duffy are coming off of double-double performances last Friday. Duffy, scoring 13 points, also grabbed 10 rebounds and a career-high seven assists. 

Sophomore Lauren Sees has taken the lead for the Vikings in points per game, scoring 15.3 per game and Duffy leads the team in rebounds with 6.6 per contest.

About the Peacocks

The Peacocks are 1-7 overall and 0-6 in NSIC play, the Peacocks are led by second year head coach Nate Oakland. 

Last week, the Peacocks had two close affairs with Wayne State, losing 84-79 on Friday night and 78-70 Saturday night. 

On Saturday night, two Peacocks scored more than 10 points. Leading the charge was freshman Lydia Haack who had a big night scoring 29 points and garnering six assists and four rebounds. Her career-high came against St. Cloud State scoring 30 points in the opening game of the season on Jan. 2. 

Haack leads the Peacocks in scoring at 17.3 per contest and Jessica Musgrave leads the team in rebounding with 9.5 per game.

How to Watch

Tickets are on-sale in a limited quantity at GoAugie.com/Tickets, at the Sanford Pentagon box office (weekdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m.) or by phone at 605-312-7900.

The newly launched NSIC Network will carry every basketball game this season for free. In addition to watching online, fans can view the games through apps on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Roku. Search for "NSIC Network" to find the app on your relevant device. 

One Last Thing 

Augustana is good at making free throws. The Vikings are ranked third in the NSIC with 124 made free throws this season. That averages out to 17.7 make free throws per game and that accounts for 23.2 percent of the Vikings scoring offense which is aided by a team that ranks eighth in the nation by making 80.5 percent of their free-throw attempts. 

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