Scores

Final

Cent Michigan 63

(8-15, 1-10 MAC)

N Illinois 88

(11-12, 5-6 MAC)

    8:00 PM ET, February 12, 2014

    NIU Convocation Center, Dekalb, Illinois

    1 2 T
    CMU 29 3463
    NIU 38 5088

    Top Performers

    Central Michigan: C. Fowler 19 Pts, 4 Reb, 7 Ast, 2 Stl

    Northern Illinois: D. Bowie 19 Pts, 8 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Northern Illinois tops Central Michigan 88-63

    Associated Press

    DEKALB, Ill. -- Darrell Bowie scored 19 points and Aaric Armstead 17 as Northern Illinois topped Central Michigan 88-63 on Wednesday night.

    Armstead's 17 are a career high and Bowie's 19 are his best output since back-to-back 19- and 23-point games in November.

    Northern Illinois (11-12, 5-6 Mid-American) struggled with the Chippewas (8-15, 11-10) through much of the first half until Armstead and Daveon Balls combined for nine points in a little under 3 minutes, staking Northern Illinois to an 11-point lead just before intermission.

    Central Michigan went scoreless for more than 4 minutes to open the second half, but Chris Fowler (19 points) got hot with a personal 9-2 run and then dished to Rayshawn Simmons as Central Michigan closed to 56-50. The Huskies sank 12-for-12 from the line in a 22-9 run that put the game away. They outrebounded Central Michigan 39-19.

    The Chippewas fell to 2-9 on the road.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CMU
    NIU
    Points 63 88
    FG Made-Attempted 22-52 (.423) 30-52 (.577)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-25 (.320) 4-13 (.308)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-19 (.579) 24-28 (.857)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 17 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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