The Lincoln men's and women's basketball teams wrap up their second MIAA road trip of the season today with a doubleheader against the Rogers State Hillcats.
The women's game tips off at 2 p.m., followed by the men's game at 4 p.m.
Rogers State joined Newman as newcomers this season to the MIAA, as they replaced Lindenwood and Southwest Baptist to keep the league at 14 teams.
Today will be the first meeting on the basketball court between Lincoln and Rogers State in both games.
The Rogers State men enter today's game with a 15-4 overall record and are 7-3 in the MIAA. After winning their first six games of the season, the Hillcats added another five-game win streak before dropping three straight MIAA games to Missouri Western, Northwest Missouri and Nebraska-Kearney.
However, Rogers State has bounced back to win four straight, including Thursday's 74-63 home win against Central Missouri.
Rogers State is led by Marques Sumner, a 6-foot-1 senior guard who is averaging 13.6 points per game. He scored a game-high 21 points against Central Missouri.
Other Hillcats averaging double figures in scoring are Brewster Peacock, a 6-4 junior guard/forward with 11.3 points per game, and Christopher Miller, a 6-8 senior forward with 10.0 points per game.
Rogers State has four other players averaging between seven and 10 points per game.
The Hillcats are scoring 76.6 points per game and allowing 68.9. The Blue Tigers are averaging 70.9 points and giving up 74.4.
Alafia Oluwasogo, who was out for a month earlier this season, led Lincoln with 12 points Thursday in a 90-71 loss to Northeastern State.
Jonell Burton leads the Blue Tigers in scoring with 14.7 points per game, followed by Cameron Potts with 12.2 points per game. Marcel Burton is also in double figures at 10.1 points per contest.
L'Kielynn Taylor, who grabbed 10 rebounds in Thursday's loss, leads the team with 7.8 rebounds per game.
The Blue Tigers are 7-10 overall and 4-4 in the MIAA. They have not lost back-to-back conference games this season.
The women's matchup features two teams still looking for their first win in MIAA play.
Rogers State enters the game with a 2-17 overall record and an 0-10 mark in the MIAA. The Hillcats are looking to snap a 14-game losing streak that dates back to late November.
Vanessa Gajdosova, a 5-8 sophomore guard, leads Rogers State with 9.1 points per game. Alicia Brown, a 5-8 senior guard, and Darian Jackson, a 5-9 senior forward, each average 8.5 points per game.
Jackson, who led the Hillcats with 10 points in Thursday's 86-44 loss to Central Missouri, also leads the team with 5.6 rebounds per game.
Rogers State averages 60.5 points and allows 76.1, compared to 61.2 and 71.4 for Lincoln.
The Blue Tigers (3-14, 0-8 MIAA) are coming off a 67-47 loss Thursday at Northeastern State. They have lost their last six games, with their last win coming more than a month ago.
Kaloni Pryear, who has led Lincoln in scoring in 13 of its 17 games this season, leads the team with 16.8 points per game, which ranks fourth in the MIAA. Pryear led the Blue Tigers with 13 points against Northeastern State.
Vivian Chigbu is averaging 11.8 points and a team-high 8.8 rebounds for the Blue Tigers, and is tied for first in the MIAA in the latter. She had a double-double of 11 points and 13 rebounds against Northeastern State.
After the conclusion of today's road trip, Lincoln returns home to Jason Gym to host Washburn on Wednesday and Emporia State next Saturday.