NIU men’s basketball preview: Huskies at Miami

NIU Huskies at Miami Redhawks

Time: noon Saturday, Millett Hall, Oxford, Ohio

Media: ESPN+/WLBK (1360-AM)

Records: Huskies (1-8, 0-4); Redhawks (3-3, 0-1)

Last game: The Huskies lost 76-73 at Ohio in the debut of interim coach Lamar Chapman. ... The Redhawks lost 69-68 at Bradley on Dec. 19.

Last meeting: NIU lost, 65-60, at OXford. The Huskies won two weeks prior, 70-55, in DeKalb.

Keep an eye on: Isaiah Coleman leads the Redhawks with 11.7 points per game. ... Anthony Crump is coming off a career-best 13 points and nine rebounds in the loss at Ohio.

Also: Zool Kueth scored a career-best 22 for the Huskies against Ohio, including going 6 for 9 from long range. The team made 10 triples, three more than their previous season best. ... NIU is 4-22 all-time in Oxford, but are 3-3 in its last six trips.

Eddie Carifio

Has been the sports editor in DeKalb since 2014.