NCAA DII basketball Showcase includes Thursday's Ashland at Ferris contests

NCAA DII basketball Showcase includes Thursday's Ashland at Ferris contests

INDIANAPOLIS - Thursday's Ashland at Ferris State men's and women's basketball double-header is part of the NCAA Division II Basketball Showcase.

The Ashland vs. Ferris State women's game begins at 5:35 p.m., and the men's game follows at 7:35 p.m.

The Ashland men's team (18-3) is tied for first in the GLIAC South Division with a 10-3 record, while the Ferris State men (16-8) are 8-5 and trail GLIAC North Division leader Parkside by one game. The contest features two of the GLIAC's top rebounders -- AU's Aaron Thompson and FSU's Markese Mayfield.

The AU women's team (19-2) is second in the GLIAC South Division with an 11-2 mark, while the FSU women (11-8) are third in the North Division with an 8-5 record. The Eagles boast two of the league's top three scorers -- Jodi Johnson (19.2 ppg) and Sara Loomis (16.1 ppg). The Bulldogs are led in scoring by Alexis Bush (12.5 ppg).

NCAA Division II is highlighting 24 regular-season men’s and women’s basketball games in January and February on ESPN3 or NCAA social media as part of a new media agreement intended to promote the division on several platforms throughout the academic year. An additional four flex doubleheaders will be finalized in February, and the games are expected to highlight premier and pivotal matchups toward the end of the season.

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Women's game streaming link

Men's game streming link