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NIU women's basketball: Central Michigan at Huskies preview

By DAILY CHRONICLE-sports@daily-chronicle.com
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Tip-off: 7 p.m. Wednesday, NIU Convocation Center

Media: Video: ESPN3; Radio: WLBK 98.9 FM/1360 AM

Records: Huskies 16-5 overall, 9-1 in MAC West; Chippewas 16-6 overall, 8-2 in MAC West

Last game: The Huskies won, 67-62, against Western Michigan; the Chippewas won, 104-63, at Eastern Michigan

Leading scorer: (NIU) Courtney Woods, 17.6 ppg; (CMU) Presley Hudson, 17.7 ppg

Leading rebounder: (NIU) Ally Lehman, 10.2 rpg; (CMU) Reyna Frost, 11.1 rpg

Also: (NIU) Mikayla Voigt, 12.0 ppg, 48.6 3PT% in MAC play; (CMU) Tinara Moore, 15.6 ppg, 6.9 rpg

The lowdown: The Huskies are currently in first place in the conference, a full game ahead of Central Michigan and a half-game ahead of Ball State (9-2). ... The Huskies (84.2) and Chippewas (82.1) are first and second in the conference in points per game during MAC play. ... Northern Illinois is 9-1 at home this season, while the Chippewas are 3-5 on the road. ... Central Michigan is second in the conference with a plus-12.5 scoring margin per game, which was greatly helped by their 41-point win over Eastern Michigan. .... The Huskies have guaranteed a winning record for the first time in a decade and have won 10 out of their last 11 games.

Notable person: Jeff Daniels, who's known for his roles from 'Dumb and Dumber' and 'the Newsroom,' participated in Central Michigan's theater program.

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