Tip-off: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Kent, Ohio
Media: Radio: 98.9 FM/1360AM
Records: Huskies 10-4 overall, 3-0 in MAC West; Golden Flashes 7-8 overall, 1-2 in MAC East
Last game: The Huskies beat Ohio, 88-80; the Golden Flashes won, 86-67, at Eastern Michigan
Leading scorer: (NIU) Courtney Woods, 17.6 ppg; (KSU) Larissa Lurken, 22.2 ppg
Leading rebounder: (NIU) Ally Lehman, 10.9 rpg; (KSU) Larissa Lurken, 6.9 rpg
Also: (NIU) Mikayla Voigt, 11.7 ppg, 97 FT%; (KSU) Jordan Korinek, 12.7 ppg, 6.1 rpg
The lowdown: Northern Illinois is 3-0 in conference play for the first time since 1993-94, when they were a part of the Mid-Continent Conference. ... Five of the six teams in the MAC West have a winning conference record, while only one MAC East team in 2-1 or better in league play. The Huskies are one of three MAC West teams that are 3-0 – along with Ball State and Central Michigan. ... Northern Illinois and Kent State are both allowing 76.3 points per game during their three conference contests. ... Lurken is the defending MAC East Player of the Week.
Notable person: Arsenio Hall, popular TV talk show host in the 1990s, was on the speech team at Ohio University before transferring and graduating from Kent State.