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Ohio guard Miles Brown shoots a layup over Miami defenders at the Convo on Feb. 4, 2023.

Men's Basketball: What to know for Northern Illinois

Ohio is feeling good after it defeated Miami at home on Saturday. It is now tied for seventh in the Mid-American Conference. 

The Bobcats are set to hit the road Tuesday, where they will take on the Huskies in DeKalb, Illinois. It will be the first time this season the two teams face-off. Here’s what to know: 

​​Game information 

Opponent: Northern Illinois

Location: NIU Convocation Center

Time: 8 p.m. 

How to watch: ESPN+

How to listen: The Varsity Network

Follow live stats here

Meet the opponent 

Head coach: Rashon Burno (second season) 

Probable starters 

02 Zarique Nutter

03 Kaleb Thornton 

11 David Coit 

23 Harvin Ibarguen

50 Anthony Crump 

Statistical leaders 

Points per game: Keshawn Williams (17.9 points per game)

Rebounds: Nutter (five rebounds per game) 

Assists: Thornton (93 assists) 

Blocks: Oluwasegun Durosinmi (21 blocks) 

Field goal percentage: Ibarguen (70.7%) 

3-point percentage: Thornton (41.5%)

Free throw percentage: Coit (88.5%)

Series history

Ohio is 10-7 against Northern Illinois since 2011. Ohio split its series with Northern Illinois last season by losing 58-57 at NIU’s Convocation Center, then winning 74-62 in The Convo. 

The Bobcats are .500 over the last 10 games with the Huskies. 

Player to watch

Jaylin HunterHunter scored over 20 points in both of Ohio’s games last week. The junior also had seven assists over the week.


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