Inferno Weekly Preview For Nov. 14-20

Tessa Mersberger
Tessa Mersberger

The Inferno basketball team opens the 2016-17 season with three home games, this week in Alverno College Athletics.

Tuesday, Nov. 15

  • 7 p.m., Basketball vs. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Friday, Nov. 18

  • 6 p.m., Inferno Classic: University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh vs. Iowa Wesleyan University
  • 8 p.m., Basketball vs. Ripon College

Saturday, Nov. 19

  • 1 p.m., Inferno Classic: Ripon College vs. Iowa Wesleyan University
  • 3 p.m., Basketball vs. University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
 

Inferno Basketball
Alverno opens the season with four straight home games, including three this week, two of which are against ranked opponents. The Inferno was 14-11 last season and finished seventh in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference.

The season begins against 22nd-ranked UW-Stevens Point Tuesday night. The Pointers were 21-8 overall last year and made it to the second round of the NCAA III Women's Basketball Championship Tournament after a third-place finish in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

The Inferno will host Ripon in the Inferno Classic Friday evening, the Red Hawks' season opener. Ripon was 14-10 last season and finished fourth in the Midwest Conference.

UW-Oshkosh and Iowa Wesleyan will open the Inferno Classic Friday before the Inferno-Red Hawks tilt.

Saturday's opponent, the Titans, are ranked No. 14 in the D3hoops.com Top 25 Poll, and also advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament like their conference foe UWSP. UWO was 23-6 last year and finished second in the WIAC and won the league tournament for the third consecutive season.

The IWU Tigers finished last season 20-8 and third in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Alverno has never faced Ripon, and this will be just the second meetings against Stevens Point and Oshkosh. UWSP won the last meeting back in 2011, as did UWO the same season.

Live video broadcasts and live stats will be available for all the games this week with links available on athletics.alverno.edu.