Central Michigan (8-14, 1-9 Mid-American Conference) at Northern Illinois (10-12, 4-6)
WHEN: 7 p.m. today, NIU Convocation Center
RADIO: AM-1360 WLBK, FM 98.9
LAST MEETING: Central Michigan defeated NIU, 69-50, on March 2
SCOUTING THE CHIPPEWAS: It’s been a rough season for Central and second-year coach Keno Davis, the former head coach at Providence.
The Chippewas rank second in the Mid-American Conference in scoring offense at 74.1 points a game, but give up 72.5 points a contest, stet to last in the league.
Sophomore guard Chris Fowler leads Central Michigan with 17.9 points a game, Sophomore forward John Simons averages 11.
OUTLOOK: NIU has won three of its last four games, and nearly pulled off a big second-half comeback in a 74-71 loss to Western Michigan on Sunday.
Four Huskies scored in double figures in the loss – center Jordan Threloff (16 points), guard Aaron Armstead (14) and Travon Baker (12), as well as forward Darrell Bowie (11).
Baker has been in double figures in 11 of the past 14 games, while Threloff is averaging 10.7 points in his last six contests.
– Steve Nitz,