The Week Ahead: January 22-28

APPLETON, Wis. -- The Lawrence University men's basketball team hosts high-scoring Grinnell College in a key Midwest Conference game on Saturday at Alexander Gymnasium to highlight this week's home events. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m.


Opponent: Lawrence at Finlandia (4-15)

When and Where: Tuesday, Jan. 23, 6:30 p.m. (Eastern time), Paavo Nurmi Center, Hancock, Mich.

Series Record: Finlandia has a 7-3 lead over Lawrence in a series that started in the 1979-80 season.

Live Video: None

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Grinnell (7-7, 4-5)

When and Where: Saturday, Jan. 27, 3 p.m., Alexander Gymnasium

Series Record: Grinnell holds a 20-17 lead in a series that started in the 1989-90 season.

Live Video: Lawrence vs. Grinnell

Fast Fact: Lawrence has put together a 3-3 record since returning from the holiday break. The Vikings have five victories on the season and that is the most for Lawrence since the 2006-07 season. Lawrence is playing Finlandia in a nonconference contest this week since it had an open date created when St. Norbert chose not to play 10 games in December and January as a disciplinary action against its team.


Opponent: Lawrence at St. Norbert (13-4, 8-2)

When and Where: Wednesday, Jan. 24, 7 p.m., Mulva Family Fitness and Sports Center, De Pere,Wis.

Series Record: St. Norbert holds a 56-49 lead in a series that stretches all the way back to 1918.

Live Video: Lawrence at St. Norbert

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Grinnell (10-6, 5-5)

When and Where: Saturday, Jan. 27, 1 p.m., Alexander Gymnasium

Series Record: In a series that goes back to 1940, Grinnell holds a 55-50 lead over the Vikings. The series is all tied at 18-18 since Grinnell started playing "the system."

Live Video: Lawrence vs. Grinnell

Fast Fact: Lawrence senior guard Jeremy Stephani is just 15 points away from hitting the 1,000-point plateau. Stephani is attempting to become the 24th player in Lawrence history to reach 1,000 points. Stephani leads the team at 14.0 points per game and has hit a team-best 46 three-pointers.

HOCKEY (8-10-1, 6-6-0 NCHA)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. St. Scholastica (13-5-1, 7-4-1)

When and Where: Friday, Jan. 26, 7 p.m., Appleton Family Ice Center

Series Record: St. Scholastica holds a 15-2-1 lead in the series that began in the 2001-02 season.

Live Video: Lawrence vs. St. Scholastica

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Northland (8-9-2, 5-6-1)

When and Where: Saturday, Jan. 27, 4 p.m., Appleton Family Ice Center

Series Record: Lawrence has a commanding 60-16-3 series lead against the Lumberjacks. Lawrence is 5-1-1 in its last six games in the series, which began in the 1997-98 season.

Live Video: Lawrence vs. Northland

Fast Fact: Lawrence's Josh Koepplinger picked up another goal this past weekend and now has 15 on the season. He is quickly closing in on Marc Howe's season record of 19, set during the 2009-10 season. Forward Lane King collected two more assists last weekend and now has 17 this season. He is just seven assists away from tying Ryan Blick's 2002-03 season record of 24.


Event: UW-Platteville Select

When and Where: Saturday, Jan. 27, Williams Field House, Platteville, Wis.

Fast Fact: Lawrence standout Josh Janusiak got the indoor season off to a fast start back on Jan. 13 at the Pointer Alumni Open. Janusiak ran the Midwest Conference's fastest time in the 3,000 meters at 8:54.13 and was named the MWC Track Performer of the Week.


Event: DiCicco Duals

When and Where: Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 27-28, Castellan Family Fencing Center, Notre Dame, Ind.

Fast Fact: Lawrence hosted a pair of home events last weekend and the Vikings did quite well. The Lawrence women went 4-0 and the men were 3-1 in the Lawrence Duals. In the Lawrence Open the following day, Jakub Nowak won the title in mixed epee and Nathan Schlesinger took the top spot in mixed foil.


Event: Wisconsin Private College Championships

When and Where: Saturday, Jan. 27, 10:30 a.m., Koenitzer Aquatic Center, Kenosha, Wis.

Live Video: Private College Championships

Fast Fact: The Lawrence women are looking to improve on last season's third-place finish at the Private College Championships. Emmi Zheng and Elise Riggle are Lawrence's top returning finishers from last season as Zheng collected seconds in the 100-yard breaststroke and 200 breaststroke and Riggle took second in the 400 individual medley.