Ohio will look to snap out of a slump Tuesday night when it travels to DeKalb, Illinois, for a matchup against Northern Illinois from the Mid-American Conference West Division. The Bobcats (10-10, 82-5 MAC) have one win in their last five games, and their only conference victories thus far have come against Eastern Michigan.

Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. EST.

Game information

Opponent: Northern Illinois  (11-9, 4-3 MAC)

Game time: 8 p.m. EST

Venue: The Convo

Watch: ESPN+

Listen: Ohio IMG Sports Network

Meet the opponent

Starters

10 Eugene German (6-0, 185)

04 Lacey James (6-9, 240)

01 Trendon Hankerson (6-2, 185)

24 Darius Beane (6-3, 175)

11 Noah McCarty (6-8, 240)

Individual Statistical Leaders:

Points: German (19.6 points per games)
Rebonds: James (7.5 rebounds per games)
Assists: German (2.7 assists per game)
Field goal percentage: Hankerson (47.9%)
3-point percentage: German (33.3%)
Free throw percentage: Beane (78.4%)

Team Statistical Profile:

Points Per Game: 67.4
Rebounds Per Game: 40.5
Assists Per Game: 10.5
Turnovers Per Game: 12.7
Field goal Percentage: 40.7%
3-point Percentage: 33.6%
Free throw Percentage: 67.9%

The series

Ohio leads the all-time series, 35-21. The Bobcats last played the Huskies on March 11 when Northern Illinois defeated Ohio 80-61 in the first round of the MAC Tournament in DeKalb.

Player to watch

Eugene German — The Bobcats have played against a player ranked in the top 3 of MAC scoring in its past two games. They’ll face that challenge again Tuesday against German, who leads the conference in scoring and is the prime source for NIU’s offense. German has taken 335 field goal attempts, which is 168 more than NIU’s second top scorer in James. 

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