NIU Women's Basketball Takes On Kansas Friday Night

GO HUSKIES The Huskies have won five of their last six games
The Huskies have won five of their last six games

Dec. 28, 2006

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DEKALB, Ill. - The Northern Illinois University women's basketball team (7-3) looks to get back on the winning track when it heads to Lawrence, Kan. to take on Big 12 opponent Kansas Friday night at 7:05 p.m. NIU had its five-game winning streak snapped when it fell to the University of Illinois-Chicago Dec. 20.

This is the first-ever meting between the two teams. NIU is 3-2 on the road this year. The Huskies are coming off their 80-62 loss to Illinois-Chicago at the UIC Pavillion. The Huskies have defeated Bradley and Cincinnati and Northwestern at the Mildred and Roger L. White Invitational. NIU fell to DePaul, 71-68 on the Huskies' first venture outside the Convocation Center.

The Jayhawks are 3-2 at Allen Field House. Kansas enters Friday game after dropping a 63-48 contest with Indiana at Assembly Hall. Stephanie Raymond leads the way for the Huskies. She was named Mid-American Conference Player of the Week after scoring a career-high 30 points in the Huskies win over Bradley. It was the second time she received such an honor. She's averaging 20.5 points and 5.9 assists a game.

Whitney Lowe is the Huskies second leading scorer with 13 points a game. She is 23-52 from three-point territory. Kristin Wiener is averaging 12 points a game. She leads the team in blocks with 14.

Kansas does not have a single player averaging in double figures this season. Sophomore Marija Zinic and freshman Kelly Kohn lead the Jayhawks in scoring, averging 9.9 points a game. Zinic is the team's leading rebounder grabbing 5.6 boards a game, while Kohn leads Kansas in assists with 2.9 a game.



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