NIU women’s basketball: Huskies host Central Michigan in MAC Tournament opener

By Northern Star staff

Women’s basketball will host its first postseason game since 2012 when it welcomes the Central Michigan Chippewas to DeKalb.

The No. 8 seed Huskies (12-16, 8-10 MAC) will host the No. 9 seed Chippewas (12-17, 7-11 MAC) in the first round of the MAC Tournament 5:30 p.m. today at the Convocation Center.

The Huskies and Chippewas split their pair of regular season meetings. Central Michigan won, 56-43, Jan. 10 in Mount Pleasant, Mich. NIU won, 69-62, Feb. 25 in DeKalb.

The Huskies are 2-2 in the first round of the MAC Tournament under fifth-year head coach Kathi Bennett. NIU is 6-10 all time in the first round, including a 4-3 mark at home.