One game after scoring 21 points in a 71-67 loss to Toledo, Amy Velasco leads the Bowling Green Falcons (9-8, 8-0 MAC) on the road against the Northern Illinois Huskies (8-10, 5- 5 MAC) on Wednesday, February 2, 2022. The game will air at 7:00 p.m. ET.
Northern Illinois edged out Western Michigan 61-47 in the team’s final action Monday. A’Jah Davis scored a team-high 17 points in the victory.
Bowling Green was beaten by Toledo 71-67 in the team’s last action on Saturday. Velasco’s team’s 21 points weren’t enough in the loss.
Northern Illinois Team Stats
Northern Illinois heads into the game averaging 67.8 points per game, equal to the amount Bowling Green allows per game.
The Huskies are shooting 75.6% from the charity strip as a team, good for first place in the MAC. Chelby Koker leads Northern Illinois with 3.7 free throws per game (shooting 92 percent from the line).
Bowling Green Team Statistics
The Falcons are scoring 72.6 points per game, 0.4 more than the 72.2 allowed by Northern Illinois. When Bowling Green hits the 72-point mark, it’s 8-6 on the year.
This season, the Falcons have shot 7.3 per game from beyond the arc while limiting opponents to 6.2 triples. Bowling Green is 4-3 when hitting at least seven shots from downtown this season.
Northern Illinois players to watch
Koker’s 17.8 points and 4.6 assists per game are both team-high numbers for Northern Illinois. Davis is also contributing 15.9 points and 11.3 rebounds for the Huskies, and Janae Poisson is averaging 12.6 points per game.
Poisson is Northern Illinois’ most prolific shooter, punching 2.8 treys per game while shooting 31 percent from downtown.
Player stats reflect 17 of 17 games this season.
Bowling Green players to watch
Kadie Hempfling paces Bowling Green’s scoring effort, averaging 11.1 points per game. Kenzie Lewis is the team’s leading passer, with 3.8 assists for 2.7 points per game. The Falcons’ leading rebounder is Elissa Brett, who has knocked down 6.5 boards per game in addition to averaging 9.9 points.
Morgan Sharps leads the charge in shooting basketball for Bowling Green, making 49% of his shots from beyond the arc while averaging 2.7 shots per game from three-point field.
Player stats reflect 16 of the 16 games this season.
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