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Northern Illinois Vs. Akron Preview: Huskies Look For Back-To-Back Wins Against First Place Zips

The Northern Illinois Huskies are going up against a tough Akron Zips squad on Saturday night. The Zips have won six games in a row, while the Huskies are looking for back-to-back wins to climb out of the cellar.

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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