Merrimack plays Northwestern

Merrimack (0-1) vs. Northwestern (0-0)

Welsh-Ryan Arena, Evanston, Illinois; Friday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Merrimack pays visit to Northwestern in an early season matchup. Merrimack fell 84-64 at Maine on Wednesday. Northwestern went 13-19 last year and finished 14th in the Big Ten.

DID YOU KNOW: Northwestern went 9-2 in non-conference play, averaging 75.5 points and giving up 61 per game in the process.