Ohio hosts Northern Illinois after Williams’ 28-point game

Northern Illinois Huskies (5-10, 2-3 MAC) vs. Ohio Bobcats (14-3, 5-1 MAC)

Athens, Ohio; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Northern Illinois takes on the Ohio Bobcats after Keshawn Williams scored 28 points in Northern Illinois’ 85-82 overtime loss to the Miami (OH) RedHawks.

The Bobcats are 9-1 in home games. Ohio is scoring 73.9 points and outscoring opponents by 6.7 points per game.

The Huskies are 2-3 in MAC play. Northern Illinois is 0-5 when it has fewer turnovers than its opponents and is averaging 14.5 turnovers per game.

The Bobcats and Huskies face off Tuesday for the first time in conference this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Mark Sears is averaging 19.2 points, 3.6 assists and 1.8 steals for the Bobcats. Jason Carter is averaging 12.4 points and 5.3 rebounds while shooting 46.6 percent over Ohio’s last 10 games.

Kaleb Thornton is averaging 8.6 points and 3.8 assists for the Huskies. Williams is averaging 15.2 points over the last 10 games for Northern Illinois.

LAST 10 GAMES: Bobcats: 9-1, averaged 74.1 points, 32.7 rebounds, 12.2 assists, 6.9 steals and 2.7 blocks per game while shooting 45.4 percent from the field . Their opponents are averaging 66.5 points per game.

Huskies: 4-6, averaged 66.2 points, 26.3 rebounds, 12.2 assists, 7.9 steals and 2.5 blocks per game while shooting 44.0 percent from the field. Their opponents average 72.8 points.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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