The Northern Illinois Huskies men's basketball team has not been having the most solid season to date. They are currently tied for last place in the Mid-American Conference West with a 2-8 record in conference play and an overall record of 3-19.
On Saturday night, the Huskies will visit the MAC East first-place Akron Zips. Northern Illinois was able to snap a six-game losing streak on Wednesday with a win against the Miami (OH) RedHawks, but now face a Zips squad that is 9-1 in conference play and is currently riding a six-game winning streak. It will certainly be a tall order.
Should the Huskies manage to pick up the win, they may be able to leapfrog over the other cellar-dweller in the MAC West, the Central Michigan Chippewas, who themselves will visit the Miami RedHawks on Saturday night.
The Huskies and Zips will face off at 7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. CT in Ohio. The game will not be televised, but you can listen live via the Huskies athletics website.
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