Northern Illinois (2-16, 1-12) vs. Central Michigan (7-15, 3-12)
McGuirk Arena, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan; Friday, 5 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Central Michigan looks to extend Northern Illinois’s conference losing streak to eight games. Northern Illinois’ last MAC win came against the Akron Zips 67-65 on Jan. 12. Central Michigan is coming off an 81-79 win over Toledo in its most recent game.
SQUAD LEADERS: Meikkel Murray has averaged 14.9 points and 5.9 rebounds to lead the charge for the Chippewas. Caleb Huffman is also a primary contributor, accounting for 13.4 points per game. The Huskies have been led by Tyler Cochran, who is averaging 13.7 points and 6.2 rebounds.