Northern Illinois vs. Toledo – Sport Preview – January 20, 2021

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MAC teams clash when the Toledo Rockets (7-4, 0-0 MAC) host the Northern Illinois Huskies (6-5, 0-0 MAC) at Savage Arena on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. The matchup begins at 5:30 PM ET.

Toledo team statistics

Toledo’s 66.8 points per game last season was 5.3 less than the 72.1 northern Illinois dropped per competition. The Rockets were 7-4 last season when they scored over 72 points.

The Rockets created 14.2 takeaways per game last season, while an average of 15.8 freebies were given out per competition. Northern Illinois went 8-15 last season when more than 14 turnovers were committed.

Northern Illinois team statistics

The Huskies averaged 67.4 points per game last season, which was less than the 67.8 Toledo per competition. Northern Illinois’ record was 6-2 when it hit the 68-point mark for the year.

When they reached the free-throw line last season, which they completed 15.8 times per game, the Huskies shot 68.5 percent, which was the eighth in the MAC. Courtney Woods was Northern Illinois’ top shooter on the line, scoring 3.4 free throws per game while shooting 86 percent.

Toledo leader last season

Mariella Santucci led Toledo on both rebounds and assists, grabbing 6.3 boards and handing out 5.2 assists per game, while last season she scored 10.9 points per competition. Nakiah Black led the Rockets in the ranking and averaged 12 points per game.

Averaging two three-point points last season, Black Toledo’s most productive three-point shooter, firing 32 percent of her shots from outside the bow.

Northern Illinois leaders last season

Woods was the top goalscorer, rebounder and passer in northern Illinois last season averaging 18.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists. Myia Starks added 8.8 points and 1.8 steals for the Huskies, while Koker scored 8.2 points per game.

Woods was a player to watch in northern Illinois last season. She led the huskies shooting attack, making 33 percent of her shots from downtown while averaging 2.1 hits per game.

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