Scores

Final

N Illinois 58

(5-19, 3-9 MAC)

W Michigan 66

(16-9, 8-4 MAC)

Coverage: ESPN3

6:00 PM ET, February 16, 2013

University Arena in Read Fieldhouse, Kalamazoo, Michigan

1 2 T
NIU 37 2158
WMU 32 3466

Top Performers

Northern Illinois: A. Bolin 10 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Western Michigan: S. Whittington 15 Pts, 9 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl, 3 Blk

W. Michigan 66, N. Illinois 58

Associated Press

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Shayne Whittington scored 15 points and Western Michigan scored the last 16 points of the game to shock Northern Illinois 66-58 on Saturday.

Whittington grabbed nine rebounds, just missing a conference-leading ninth double-double of the season, for the Broncos (16-9, 8-4 Mid-American). Freshman Connar Tava added 12 points and Austin Richie had 11.

Aksel Bolin scored 10 points for the Huskies (5-19, 3-9), who lost their fifth in a row.

Northern Illinois led for most of the game and went ahead 58-50 on Kevin Gray's layup with 4:01 to play. But that was the last time the Huskies would score. David Brown scored seven points in the game-ending 16-0 run, and Richie's 3-pointer with 1:29 left put WMU ahead 60-58. Ritchie and Whittington added two free throws apiece in the final minute.

WMU now leads the all-time series 52-29 and has won the past eight meetings between the schools.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NIU
WMU
Points 58 66
FG Made-Attempted 17-44 (.386) 19-49 (.388)
3P Made-Attempted 6-11 (.545) 5-20 (.250)
FT Made-Attempted 18-24 (.750) 23-29 (.793)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
Largest Lead 10 8

2012-13 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
Jan 19, 2013 WMU 71, @NIU 34Recap
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