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Northern Illinois vs Akron Zips: MAC NCAA Tournament First Round

The Northern Illinois Huskies take on the Akron Zips to kick off the Mid-American Conference Tournament at 7:00 PM ET on Monday, March 9 at the James A. Rhodes Arena, Akron, Ohio.

Northern Illinois (14-15) has won its last four games, including a 71-67 victory over Ball State on Friday. Anthony Johnson scored 18 points to lead the way for the Huskies.

On the season, Northern Illinois averages 66.2 points on a 43.0 percent shooting from the field. Northern Illinois averages 34.9 rebounds and 9.9 assists. The Huskies are shooting 68.3 percent from the free throw line and 32.1 percent outside the arc.

Three players are scoring in double figures for Northern Illinois, they are: Aaric Armstead (11.1), Anthony Johnson (10.8) and Darrell Bowie (10.2).

Akron (18-13) has lost six of its last seven games, including a 79-77 defeat to Kent State on Friday. Reggie McAdams scored 17 points for Kent State.

On the season, Akron averages 68.9 points on a 41.7 percent shooting from the field. Kent State averages 35.8 points and 12.7 assists. Akron shoots 65.2 percent from the free throw line and 35.2 percent outside the arc.

Pat Porsythe is the leading scorer for the Zips with 10.7 points per game. Noah Robotham averages 9.9 points while Deji Ibitayo averages 9.9 points.

Northern Illinois vs Akron Zips live stream is onWatchESPN.com. For Northern Illinois and Akron tv channel schedule, check your local channel. Who will win this game?

 

Final Score:

Akron 76
Northern Illinois 52

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