APPLETON, Wis. — The Lawrence University men’s basketball team faces a difficult week with tough home and road games. Lawrence takes on No. 7 St. Norbert College in a home game on Wednesday, and the Vikings travel to Grinnell College for a stiff road test on Saturday.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (2-13, 0-10 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. St. Norbert (11-4, 8-2 MWC)

When and Where: Wednesday, Jan. 25, 5:30 p.m., Alexander Gymnasium.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. St. Norbert

The Series: St. Norbert holds a 71-13 advantage in a series that dates to 1975-76, the first season of Lawrence basketball.

Opponent: Lawrence at Grinnell (8-7, 6-4 MWC)

When and Where: Saturday, Jan. 28, 1 p.m., Darby Gymnasium, Grinnell, Iowa.

Webcast: Lawrence at Grinnell

The Series: In a series that started in the 1989-90 season, Grinnell holds a 19-17 lead over the Vikings.

Fast Fact: Rookie Shonell Benjamin picked up her sixth double-digit rebound game of the season when she grabbed 11 boards at Beloit this past Saturday. Benjamin leads the team and ranks third in the league in rebounding at 7.5 per game.

MEN’S BASKETBALL (7-7, 7-3 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. No. 7 St. Norbert (12-3, 9-1 MWC)

When and Where: Wednesday, Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m., Alexander Gymnasium.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. St. Norbert

The Series: St. Norbert holds a 58-46 lead in a series that started in 1918. The Green Knights have won the last 15 meetings.

Opponent: Lawrence at Grinnell (9-6, 6-4 MWC)

When and Where: Saturday, Jan. 28, 3 p.m., Darby Gymnasium, Grinnell, Iowa.

Webcast: Lawrence at Grinnell

The Series: In a series that started in 1940, Grinnell holds a 53-50 advantage over the Vikings. Lawrence holds an 18-16 edge in games vs. Grinnell’s “system.”

Fast Fact: Lawrence is in what is shaping up to be a dogfight for a berth in the four-team Midwest Conference Tournament. The Vikings are tied for third place with Lake Forest with a 7-3 league record. The Vikings have a tough schedule from this point as they face Ripon twice, St. Norbert once and have to travel to both Grinnell and Lake Forest.

HOCKEY (5-10-2, 4-6-2 NCHA)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. No. 7 Adrian (12-5-2, 11-3-0 NCHA)

When and Where: Friday, Jan. 27, 7 p.m., and Saturday, Jan. 28, 4 p.m., Appleton Family Ice Center.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. Adrian

The Series: Adrian has an 18-0-3 lead in a series that started in the 2007-08 season. The Bulldogs currently have a five-game winning streak in the series.

Fast Fact: Lawrence sophomore goaltender Greg Procopio was outstanding in his return to the net this past weekend. Procopio, who hadn’t played since being injured on Nov. 4, stopped 32 of 34 shots on Saturday, but it wasn’t enough as the Vikings lost 2-1 to the Saints.

SWIMMING

Event: Wisconsin Private College Championships

When and Where: Saturday, Jan. 28, noon, Koenitzer Aquatic Center, Carthage College, Kenosha, Wis.

Webcast: None.

Fast Fact: The Wisconsin Private College Championships is the last tuneup for the Vikings before Lawrence heads to the Midwest Conference Championships in mid-February. After Saturday, Lawrence does not compete again until the MWC meet at Grinnell on Feb. 17-19.

FENCING

Event: DiCicco Duals at Notre Dame

When and Where: Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 28-29, all day, Castellan Family Fencing Center, Notre Dame, Ind.

Webcast: None.

Fast Fact: The Vikings are returning to action for the first time since competing in the Badger Open on Nov. 5.