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Miami (Ohio) @ Northern Illinois

Current Records: Miami (Ohio) 11-14; Northern Illinois 8-16

What to Know

The Northern Illinois Huskies haven't won a game against the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks since Feb. 1 of 2020, but they'll be looking to end the drought Saturday. NIU and Miami (Ohio) will face off in a Mid-American battle at 4:30 p.m. ET at Convocation Center. The Huskies should still be riding high after a win, while the RedHawks will be looking to get back in the win column.

The Akron Zips typically have all the answers at home, but on Thursday NIU proved too difficult a challenge. NIU came out on top in a nail-biter against Akron, sneaking past 66-63.

Meanwhile, the contest between Miami (Ohio) and the Ohio Bobcats on Tuesday was not particularly close, with Miami (Ohio) falling 91-78. Miami (Ohio) got double-digit scores from four players: guard Dae Dae Grant (22), guard Mekhi Lairy (18), guard Isaiah Coleman-Lands (12), and guard Myja White (11).

NIU is expected to lose this next one by 3.5. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread, however, as they are currently on a two-game streak of ATS wins.

It was close but no cigar for NIU as they fell 85-82 to the RedHawks in the teams' previous meeting in January. Maybe the Huskies will have more luck at home instead of on the road? Watch the matchup and check back on CBS Sports for all the details.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Convocation Center -- DeKalb, Illinois
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $45.00


The RedHawks are a 3.5-point favorite against the Huskies, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 3.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -109

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Series History

Miami (Ohio) have won seven out of their last ten games against Northern Illinois.

  • Jan 22, 2022 - Miami (Ohio) 85 vs. Northern Illinois 82
  • Feb 20, 2021 - Miami (Ohio) 69 vs. Northern Illinois 64
  • Jan 09, 2021 - Miami (Ohio) 70 vs. Northern Illinois 58
  • Feb 15, 2020 - Miami (Ohio) 65 vs. Northern Illinois 60
  • Feb 01, 2020 - Northern Illinois 70 vs. Miami (Ohio) 55
  • Jan 08, 2019 - Northern Illinois 83 vs. Miami (Ohio) 70
  • Feb 03, 2018 - Miami (Ohio) 81 vs. Northern Illinois 65
  • Jan 17, 2017 - Northern Illinois 62 vs. Miami (Ohio) 58
  • Jan 03, 2017 - Miami (Ohio) 69 vs. Northern Illinois 67
  • Jan 30, 2016 - Miami (Ohio) 72 vs. Northern Illinois 59