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The Chippewas (12-3 overall, 3-0 MAC) made 54 percent of their shots, including 71 percent in a second quarter in which they took control of the game. The Huskies (9-6, 1-2) shot 38 percent from the floor, including 33 percent in the third quarter that dashed any comeback plans.
“Obviously, I think we would have preferred to shoot the ball better,” NIU coach Lisa Carlsen said. “There were times we took shots that were a little rushed in the offense. We’re trying to be aggressive, so I don’t fault the kids for that, but again, the percentage of those shots going in tonight make it difficult. The shooters got some looks they normally knock down that they just didn’t.”