NIU women’s basketball preview: Central Michigan at NIU

Central Michigan Chippewas at NIU Huskies

Time: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Convocation Center, DeKalb

Media: ESPN3

Records: Chippewas (7-2 overall, 5-0 MAC); NIU (4-5, 2-2)

Last game: The Huskies won at Bowling Green, 78-71. The Chips won 79-63 at Buffalo.

Last meeting: The Chippewas won, 70-66, in DeKalb in February 2020.

Keep an eye on: Micaela Kelly is third in the MAC in scoring, averaging 22.3 points per game for the Chips. Paulina Castro hit a career-best five 3-pointers for a career-best 15 points against the Falcons.

Also: Chelby Koker leads the Huskies with 20 points per game and is second with 7.2 rebounds per game. Mikayla Brandon is averaging 8.3 rebounds per game to lead the Huskies. A’Jah Davis is expected to come off the bench for the Huskies, averaging 9.5 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.

Eddie Carifio

Has been the sports editor in DeKalb since 2014.