Created:Tuesday, January 3, 2017 3:33 p.m.CDT

NIU women's basketball: Huskies at Bowling Green preview


Tip-off: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Bowling Green, Ohio

Media: Video: ESPN3; Radio: 98.9 FM, 1360AM

Records: Huskies 8-4, 1-0 MAC West; Falcons 4-9, 0-1 MAC East

Last game: The Huskies beat Eastern Michigan, 85-73; the Falcons lost to Ohio, 69-58

Leading scorer: (NIU) Courtney Woods 17.8 ppg; (BGSU) Carly Santoro, 12.2 ppg

Leading rebounder: (NIU) Ally Lehman, 10.8 rpg; (BGSU) Abby Siefker, 8.5 rpg

Also: (NIU) Cassidy Glenn, 17.4 ppg, 46.1 FG%; (BGSU) Sydney Lambert, 8.2 ppg, 3.9 rpg

The lowdown: In her first start after missing time with a concussion, Northern Illinois post Kelly Smith scored a team-high 19 points in the win over Eastern Michigan. ... The Huskies remain No. 2 in the nation in points per game (91.0) and have scored at least 79 points in every contest this season. ... Northern Illinois is the only team in the nation with three players averaging 17.0 or more points per game – Woods (17.8), Glenn (17.4) and Lehman (17.0). ... The Falcons have beat the Huskies in 14 of the past 15 meetings, including eight straight in Bowling Green. ... The Huskies haven't started 2-0 in MAC play in more than a decade, the last time coming in the 2004-05 season.

Notable person: Emmy-winning funnyman Tim Conway attended Bowling Green before making his mark in show business with award-winning work with "the Carol Burnett Show."

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