|Chicago State (0-3) at Northern Illinois (2-1)|
|Date||Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016|
|Location||NIU Convocation Center - DeKalb, Ill.|
|Social Media||@GoHuskiesWBB (Twitter)|
Northern Illinois Game Notes
OPENING TIP – Chicago State women's basketball travels to DeKalb, Ill., on Tuesday night to start a two-game road swing when it takes on Northern Illinois in an ESPN3 live broadcast at the NIU Convocation Center with a start time of 7 p.m.
SCOUTING CSU – The Green and White kick off this week's road swing with a 0-3 season record after concluding a two-game homestand last Saturday with a close 71-65 defeat to Wright State at the Emil and Patricia Jones Convocation Center with three players scoring in double figures. Sophomore forward/center Sh'Toya Sanders (Fort Wayne, Ind./Wayne) currently leads CSU in scoring (14.3 ppg), rebounding (9.0 rpg), blocked shots (4.3 bpg) and steals (2.0 spg) on the young season with two double-doubles, while sophomore guard/forward Kaylee Allen (Cincinnati, Ohio/Winton Woods) is dishing out a team-leading 4.3 assists a game to go along with averaging 11.7 points per contest.
SCOUTING NIU – Northern Illinois heads into Tuesday's contest with CSU looking to regain its winning ways after dropping an 83-79 decision at Western Illinois last Saturday which snapped its two-game win streak. The Huskies have six players posting double-figure scoring averages, led by senior guard Ally Raisman with a double-double of 23.3 points and 11.7 rebounds a game in addition to dishing out a team-best 4.7 assists per contest and contributing six steals. Sophomore guard Courtney Woods is second on the team with 18.7 points per game while shooting a team-leading 45 percent from three-point range, and redshirt senior forward Cassidy Glenn is averaging 15 points and 7.7 boards a game.
SERIES HISTORY – NIU currently holds a 12-4 advantage in the all-time series with CSU that includes a 7-3 mark in games played in DeKalb. The Huskies captured a 68-50 victory over the Green and White at the Jones Convocation Center last season on Dec. 30, 2015. Four Cougars scored in double figures in that game with Layne Murphy(Country Club Hills, Ill./Rich Central) recording a double-double of 14 rebounds and 11 points.
WAC LEADER – Sanders currently sits atop a couple of statistical categories in the WAC enter this week's action as she leads the league in blocked shots and is tied for first in offensive rebounds with UTRGV's Hildur Bjorg Kjartansdöttir with 3.7 per game. The Fort Wayne, Ind., native also ranks second in total rebounds and seventh in scoring.
UP NEXT – The Cougars travel to the state of Kentucky two days after Thanksgiving for a non-conference battle at Ohio Valley Conference foe Morehead State on Saturday, Nov. 26. The start time for the game at Johnson Arena is set for 11 a.m.