Northern Illinois vs. UIC – Women’s College Basketball Game Preview – March 19, 2023

The UIC Flames (18-17) come from a three-game deficit in a home game against the Northern Illinois Huskies (16-16), who have lost four straight games. Contest begins Sunday, March 19, 2023 at 12:00 PM ET.

UIC lost 68-65 to Florida International in the team’s last game on Saturday. Kristian Young’s team best of 21 points wasn’t enough in the loss.

Chelby Koker’s team-leading 18 points fell short in their most recent action in Northern Illinois’ 102-99 overtime loss to North Dakota on Saturday.

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UIC team statistics

UIC goes into Sunday’s matchup with an average of 57.3 points per game, 14.2 down from the 71.5 that Northern Illinois gives up per contest. With more than 72 goals, the Flames are 3-0 this season.

The Flames as a team are shooting 66.5 percent from the charity streak, good for 11th place in the MVC. Jaida McCloud leads UIC with 3.7 free throws per game (62 percent from the line).

Team stats from Northern Illinois

Northern Illinois goes into the matchup averaging 71.1 points per game, 12.6 more than the 58.5 UIC allows per contest. The Huskies are 16-14 in games where they score over 58 points.

The Huskies shoot 74.9 percent out of the charity strip as a team, good for sixth place in the MAC. A’Jah Davis leads Northern Illinois with 3.6 free throws per game (69 percent from the line).

UIC players in mind

UIC’s top scorer and rebounder is Josie Filer, who averages 12.8 points and 6.8 boards per game. The Flames also get 12.4 points and 6.5 rebounds from McCloud and eight points per game from Ky Dempsey-Toney.

UIC’s three-point attack is led by Sara Zabrecky, who averages 1.6 three-pointers per game while shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc.

Player stats reflect 35 out of 35 games this season.

Players to watch from Northern Illinois

Davis averages 16.4 points and 12.5 rebounds per game and leads Northern Illinois in both goals and rebounds. The Huskies also get 15.7 points, 3.6 assists and 1.7 steals from Koker while Janae Poisson adds 10.6 points per game.

Poisson leads the charge shooting basketball for Northern Illinois, making 35 percent of her shots from downtown while averaging 2.3 times per game from three-point land.

Player stats reflect 32 out of 32 games this season.

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