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NIU men's hoops to visit W. Michigan on Tuesday

Published: Monday, March 3, 2014 11:21 p.m. CDT

Northern Illinois (13-15, 7-9 MAC) at Western Michigan (19-9, 12-4 MAC)

WHEN: 6 p.m. CT, University Arena, Kalamazoo, Mich.

RADIO: AM-1360 WLBK, FM 98.9

LAST MEETING: Western Michigan defeated NIU, 74-71, in DeKalb on Feb. 9, 2014

SCOUTING THE BRONCOS: Western Michigan sits atop the MAC West in a tie with Toledo at 12-4. The Broncos would have the first-place spot to themselves, but suffered a 96-85 overtime loss in Toledo on Saturday.

Senior guard David Brown leads the MAC in scoring at 19.3 points per game. Senior center Shayne Whittington averages 16.

The Broncos are 12-2 at home.

OUTLOOK: NIU sits in a three-way tie with Kent State and Miami (Ohio) for eighth place in the MAC. The league's No. 5-8 seeds will host first-round conference tournament games. A victory over the Broncos would be a nice step towards a MAC Tournament game in DeKalb.

After upsetting Toledo last week, NIU dropped a close 52-46 decision to Eastern Michigan on Saturday.

Aaric Armstead was the lone Huskie to score in double figures, notching an 11-point effort.

– Steve Nitz, snitz@shawmedia.com

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