No. 19 University of Providence at No. 12 Carroll College
When: 5:30 p.m. Thursday
Where: PE Center
Records: Providence (16-5, 7-3 Frontier); Carroll (15-6, 7-3)
On the air: Radio — 94.9 ESPN Radio
Projected Providence starters: G Stephanie McDonagh (5-9, Sr.) 18.6 ppg; F Parker Esary (6-1, Fr.) 14.5 ppg; G Emilee Maldonado (5-5, Fr.) 10.2 ppg; G Molly Herron (5-9, Sr.) 4.1 ppg; F Kallee Wilson (5-10, So.) 5.3 ppg.
Projected Carroll starters: C Hannah Dean (6-1, Jr.) 11.9 ppg; G Bailey Pasta (5-6, Sr.) 10.3 ppg; F Michaela Dowdy (6-1, Sr.) 9.3 ppg; G Danielle Wagner (5-9, RsFr.) 5.3 ppg; G. Christine Denny (5-9, Fr.) 5.6 ppg.
Noteworthy: Both Providence and Carroll College went 2-2 over the last two weeks… Junior center Hannah Dean leads the Saints in most major statistics… She leads the Frontier in rebounding at 8.2 per game... Carroll is ranked No. 4 in the NAIA in defense, allowing 54 points per game… The Saints are also one of the best rebounding teams in the nation, grabbing 32 defensive rebounds a game, which ranks No. 9 in the NAIA… Carroll has held its last six opponents under 60 points and is 4-2 in that span… Providence also brings a knack for rebounding, ranked at No. 7 in the NAIA as a defensive rebounding squad … Providence appeared to be rolling until being rocked by Montana Tech and Montana Western, both games nearly 30-point losses… Providence guard Stephanie McDonagh leads the conference in points (18.6) and steals (2.7) per game… Carroll defeated Providence 78-65 the last time this two teams met on Dec. 3.