Scores

Final

N Illinois 67

(12-14, 6-8 MAC)

Cent Michigan 70

(10-16, 3-11 MAC)

    2:00 PM ET, February 23, 2014

    McGuirk Arena, Mount Pleasant, Michigan

    1 2 T
    NIU 25 4267
    CMU 32 3870

    Top Performers

    Northern Illinois: A. Armstead 19 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Central Michigan: A. Stewart 16 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl, 2 Blk

    Central Michigan defeats Northern Illinois 70-67

    Associated Press

    MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- Braylon Rayson scored 19 points and Austin Stewart added 16 to lead Central Michigan past Northern Illinois 70-67 on Sunday.

    Stewart scored on a four-point play to give Central Michigan a 17-13 lead and the Chippewas led the rest of the way. Aaric Armstead hit back-to-back 3-pointers to pull Northern Illinois within four points, 63-59 with 2:18 to play, but the Chippewas made 7 of 10 free throws down the stretch to seal it.

    Rayson was 7 of 14 from the field, including three treys. Stewart finished on 5-of-6 shooting and grabbed six boards. Chris Fowler scored 15 points and dished out eight assists for Central Michigan (10-16, 3-11 Mid-American).

    Armstead finished with 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting. Darrell Bowie scored 14 points and Daveon Balls added 10 for Northern Illinois (12-14, 6-8). Jordan Threloff chipped in eight points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Huskies.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NIU
    CMU
    Points 67 70
    FG Made-Attempted 20-46 (.435) 20-47 (.426)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-17 (.353) 11-28 (.393)
    FT Made-Attempted 21-29 (.724) 19-30 (.633)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 21 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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