Scores

Final

N Illinois 55

(4-5, 1-2 away)

Loyola (IL) 49

(5-6, 4-2 home)

8:00 PM ET, December 18, 2013

Joseph J. Gentile Center, Chicago, Illinois

1 2 T
NIU 14 4155
L-IL 28 2149

Top Performers

Northern Illinois: D. Bowie 13 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Blk

Loyola (IL): C. Thomas 16 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Blk

N. Illinois rallies; beats Loyola of Chicago 55-49

Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Travon Baker scored 14 points as Northern Illinois overcame a 28-14 halftime deficit to beat Loyola of Chicago 55-49 Wednesday night.

Darrell Bowie added 13 points and nine rebounds while Dontel Highsmith scored 10. Aaron Armstead chipped in 12 points off the bench.

Northern Illinois (4-5) shot a frigid 23 percent in the first half and dug themselves a 14-point deficit. Loyola (5-5) struggled in the second half, shooting 23.1 percent as NIU rallied.

Highsmith's three-point play gave the Huskies a 39-38 lead with 6:54 left and capped a 13-3 run.

Bowie converted a three-point play with just less than two minutes left to give NIU a 46-44 lead. Baker drilled a 3-pointer on the next possession. Baker and Bowie went 6 of 6 from the free-throw line to ice the game.

Christian Thomas led the Ramblers with 16 points. Jeff White chipped in 14 while Milton Doyle added 10.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NIU
L-IL
Points 55 49
FG Made-Attempted 18-49 (.367) 17-48 (.354)
3P Made-Attempted 5-15 (.333) 4-15 (.267)
FT Made-Attempted 14-20 (.700) 11-14 (.786)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 20 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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