OLOWINSKI FOURTH ALL-TIME IN MAC IN REBOUNDING: Senior forward Kirsten Olowinski brought in a team-high 13 rebounds against Buffalo on Thursday. She passed a pair of players to move up to fourth all-time in the MAC career rebounding list at 1,030. While the all-time record of 1,227 set by Ohio's Caroline Mast will be difficult to break, Olowinski can still move into second place if she can surpass the 1,087 career rebounds collected by Toledo's Angela Drake and the 1,124 caroms of Buffalo's Courtney Osborn.
OSBORN SCORING COUNTDOWN: Senior guard Courtney Osborn scored 13 points against Buffalo and now has 1,893 for her career. She is second all-time on the 'Hawks career scoring list, and needs 87 points to break the Miami all-time scoring record of 1,979 points set by Amanda Jackson (2003-08).
OSBORN FREE THROWS: Osborn also has the opportunity to break Miami's all-time free throws made record soon. She currently ranks second all-time with 459 career free throw makes. Jackson holds the RedHawk record with 464.
ABOUT THE HUSKIES: Northern Illinois is 5-15 overall and 0-7 in the MAC. Despite their record, the Huskies have been very competitive in conference games, with five of their losses being by seven points or less. That includes a 67-62 setback at Eastern Michigan on Thursday. A good defensive squad, NIU has allowed only 58.8 points per game this season. It is only scoring 55.5 points per contest itself, however. Two players compose the bulk of the Huskies' offense, with sophomore guard Amanda Corral averaging 12.8 points per game and senior guard Satavia Taylor averaging 12.4 points per game.
SERIES WITH NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Miami holds a slim, 15-14, lead in the all-time series with the Huskies. Northern Illinois has won the last two meetings in the series. Last season, NIU took a 70-58 victory in Oxford on Feb. 11. Courtney Osborn led the RedHawks with 21 points in that game.
UP NEXT FOR THE REDHAWKS: Miami plays five of its next six games within the friendly confines of Millett Hall. First up is a showdown with preseason MAC favorite Toledo on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Tim Bray has the call and it can be seen live on Miami All-Access for those who have a subscription.