Scores

Final

Kent State 65

(11-10, 2-5 MAC)

N Illinois 67

(5-14, 3-4 MAC)

    8:00 PM ET, January 30, 2013

    NIU Convocation Center, Dekalb, Illinois

    1 2 T
    KENT 27 3865
    NIU 34 3367

    Top Performers

    Kent State: D. Goodson 18 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast

    Northern Illinois: A. Nader 26 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    N. Illinois 67, Kent St. 65

    Associated Press

    DEKALB, Ill. -- Abdel Nader's go-ahead jumper with 2.2 seconds left sealed the deal for Northern Illinois which held off Kent State 67-65 on Wednesday night.

    Northern Illinois (5-14, 3-4 MAC) led 63-54 with 2:28 remaining in the game but the Golden Flashes used an 11-2 run capped off by Devareaux Manley's 3-pointer to tie it at 65 with 31 seconds left.

    After Nader's jumper, Kent State's Randal Holt got a look from beyond the arc to win it but just missed as the clock expired.

    The Golden Flashes never led in the contest.

    Nader scored 26 points including four 3-pointers and was 8 for 11 from the free-throw line. He led the Huskies with 11 rebounds.

    Darren Goodson scored 18 points and pulled 10 rebounds for Kent State (11-10, 2-5). Kris Brewer had 14 points and was a perfect 10 for 10 from the line.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    KENT
    NIU
    Points 65 67
    FG Made-Attempted 20-51 (.392) 22-47 (.468)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-24 (.250) 7-13 (.538)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-27 (.704) 16-23 (.696)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 11

    2012-13 Season

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