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NIU

NIU women's basketball: Huskies vs. Miami

Tip-off: 6 p.m. Wednesday at the NIU Convocation Center

Records: NIU 7-14, 3-7 in Mid-American Conference; Miami 11-12, 4-7

All-time series: Miami leads 21-20. The RedHawks won the Jan. 8 matchup 66-64.

Who to watch: Myia Starks has been playing some of her best basketball of the season over her last two games, combining to score 25 points and grab 14 rebounds. Adding on to the scoring touch of Courtney Woods, who scored a season-high 32 points in a win over Bowling Green Saturday, would put the Huskies in a great position at home. Miami's Savannah Kluesner is coming off a career-high 35-point game on 14 of 22 shooting.

The lowdown: Miami had won three consecutive games before falling in a high-scoring affair Saturday to the MAC's best, Central Michigan, 99-87. The RedHawks distributed the ball well to the tune of 23 assists, 12 of which came from Lauren Dickerson, in that loss. The Huskies enter having won two of their last three games.

Key to the game: Miami allows opponents to shoot a MAC-worst 45.1% from the floor. If NIU can knock down some early perimeter shots and get Woods and Starks some high-percentage shots around the basket, NIU will be in a solid spot for its third straight victory.

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