BIG CHALLENGES LIE AHEAD
On the women's side, the Mustangs will face a tall task going against one of the nation's top teams in Davenport (18-1, 10-1 WHAC). The Panthers will visit the Mustangs after gliding their way to victory in Grand Rapids earlier this season by a final of 101-49. Senior standout Keara Marks (Detroit, Mich./Renaissance) is 31 points away from tying the all-time scoring mark set by former Mustang Amanda DeGain. Marks and the Mustangs will look for a scoring outburst in an attempt to shut down one of the nation's top programs.
The men will also face Davenport (15-4, 8-3 WHAC) for the second time of the 2012-13 campaign as part of the conference home-and-home schedule. Earlier this season, the then No. 6-ranked Panthers rolled to an 83-38 decision over a young Mustang squad. Freshman point guard Diante Taylor (Battle Creek, Mich./Central) will look to keep his recent strong play alive after recording back-to-back double-doubles in losses to Siena Heights and Northwestern Ohio.