Scores

Final

N Illinois 52

(13-15, 7-9 MAC)

E Michigan 56

(17-12, 9-7 MAC)

    2:00 PM ET, March 1, 2014

    Convocation Center, Ypsilanti, Michigan

    1 2 T
    NIU 28 2452
    EMU 22 3456

    Top Performers

    Northern Illinois: A. Armstead 11 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 4 Stl, 1 Blk

    Eastern Michigan: M. Talley 21 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 4 Stl

    Eastern Michigan defeats Northern Illinois  56-52

    Associated Press

    YPSILANTI, Mich. -- Mike Talley tied his career high with 21 points and Eastern Michigan scored the last 10 points of the game as the Eagles defeated Northern Illinois 56-52 on Saturday.

    The Eagles (17-12, 9-7 Mid-American) trailed by 13 points when they went on a 12-0 run to get within 43-42 with 8:44 left. Then, down 52-46 with 3:17 to go, they staged their second run to triumph with Talley's 3-pointer with 22 seconds left breaking the final tie.

    Darell Combs added 11 points for EMU, which had lost 61-59 in double overtime at Northern Illinois on Feb. 20. Talley, who also had a career-high six rebounds, Combs and Karrington Ward were a combined 16 of 16 on free throws. The Eagles played without second-leading scorer Raven Lee, who was ill, and had lost two starters to fouls by the 5:41 mark.

    The Huskies (13-15, 7-9) got 11 points from Aaric Armstead.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NIU
    EMU
    Points 52 56
    FG Made-Attempted 16-43 (.372) 17-52 (.327)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-14 (.214) 3-17 (.176)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-20 (.850) 19-24 (.792)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 21 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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