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DEKALB, Ill. — Northern Illinois scored the first eight points of overtime today and beat the University of Toledo women, 68-59.
The Huskies (9-16, 5-10) snapped a six-game losing streak.
If the season ended today the Rockets (13-13, 8-7) would be the sixth seed in the Mid-American Conference tournament.
Andola Dortch had 14 points for Toledo, which squandered a seven-point lead with six minutes left in regulation.
Alexis Lindstrom (14 points) and Amanda Corral (20) hit 3-pointers for NIU early in overtime.