The Week Ahead: February 3-9

APPLETON, Wis. -- The Lawrence University hockey team faces Marian University in the Battle of Highway 41 series this week, and Lawrence men's tennis opens its season on Friday. The Lawrence basketball teams face off against their closest rivals as the Vikings travel to St. Norbert College before hosting Ripon College.

Lawrence basketball logo MEN'S BASKETBALL (9-10, 5-7 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence at St. Norbert

When and Where: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 5:30 p.m., Mulva Center, De Pere, Wis.

Series Record: Lawrence trails St. Norbert 63-46 in a series that dates back to 1918-19.

Webcast: Lawrence at St. Norbert

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Ripon

When and Where: Saturday, Feb. 8, 1 p.m., Alexander Gymnasium

Series Record: Lawrence trails Ripon 145-81 in a series that started in 1906.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. Ripon

Fast Fact: Lawrence connected on 17 3-pointers in the victory over Monmouth this past Saturday. That was just one triple short of tying the school record.

Lawrence basketball logo WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (5-14, 2-10 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence at St. Norbert

When and Where: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m., Mulva Center, De Pere, Wis.

Series Record: In a series that started in the 1975-76 season, St. Norbert holds a 74-13 lead over the Vikings.

Webcast: Lawrence at St. Norbert

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Ripon

When and Where: Saturday, Feb. 8, 3 p.m., Alexander Gymnasium

Series Record: In a series that started in the 1975-76 season, Ripon leads the Vikings 60-28.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. Ripon

Fast Fact: Junior forward Kenya Earl scored 29 points against Monmouth and that marks her fifth 25-plus point game of the season. Earl now has 1,178 points and is just nine points away from passing Hall of Famer Felice Porrata for third place on the career scoring list.

Lawrence tennis logo MEN'S TENNIS

Opponent: Lawrence vs. St. Mary's (Minn.)

When and Where: Friday, Feb. 7, 7 p.m., Fox Cities Racquet Club, Appleton, Wis.

Series Record: The Vikings are 0-2 against St. Mary's. The Cardinals defeated Lawrence 6-3 in both 2017 and 2018.

Fast Fact: This is the season opener for the Vikings, who were picked to finish second in the Midwest Conference in a preseason coaches poll.

Lawrence hockey logo ICE HOCKEY (5-14-2, 4-10-2 NCHA)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Marian (Battle of Highway 41 series)

When and Where: Friday, Feb. 7, 7 p.m., Blue Line Ice Center, Fond du Lac, Wis., and Saturday, Feb. 8, 7 p.m., Appleton Ice Center

Series Record: In a series that started in the 1992-93 season, Marian holds a 56-17-7 advantage over the Vikings.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. Marian

Fast Fact: Lawrence battled hard for a 4-4 overtime tie with MSOE this past Saturday and that clinched a berth in the NCHA playoffs for the Vikings.

Lawrence track and field logo TRACK AND FIELD

Event: Red Hawk Invitational

When and Where: Saturday, Feb. 8, Willmore Center, Ripon, Wis.

Webcast: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/ripon/

Fast Fact: Lawrence's Joe Kortenhof holds the top time in the Midwest Conference in the 3,000 meters.