Friday's Women's Basketball Preview

Updated 12/27/2012


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Northern Illinois (4-6, 0-0 MAC) vs Xavier (5-6, 0-0 A 10)
3:30 PM • Northern Illinois leads 2-1
Cavalier Classic • Charlottesville, Va,
•   NIU enters the 2012 Cavalier Classic, hosted by Virginia, looking to stop a downward trend as Mid-American Conference play is just under two weeks away. The Huskies have dropped five of their last seven games with both wins coming at home against Loyola on Nov. 30 and Eastern Illinois on Dec. 19. NIU is 1-5 on the road and 1-0 at neutral sites.
Western Michigan (4-7, 0-0 MAC) vs Illinois-Chicago (3-7, 0-0 Horzon)
8 PM • Western Michigan trails 3-1
•   Western Michigan (4-7) returns to action after an eight-day break, and defeated Valparaiso, 70-69, on a last second shot by senior Aurielle Anderson in its last outing, Dec. 19, in Kalamazoo ... both WMU and UIC have won two of their last three games ... the Flames (3-7) are coming off a 66-61 overtime victory at home against Northern Illinois, Dec. 22.
Central Michigan (5-5, 0-0 MAC) at San Diego (7-3, 0-0 WCC)
9 PM • First Meeting
Surf N’ Slam Classic • San Diego, Calif.
•  The Chippewas are 0-2 versus this weekend’s field, having dropped contest to Texas and Iowa. The meeting versus the Toreros will be the first in program history Friday when the two teams tip at 5 p.m. (EST), 2 p.m. local time in San Diego.