Scores

Final OT

N Illinois 67

(9-11, 3-5 MAC)

Ball State 65

(4-15, 1-7 MAC)

    2:00 PM ET, February 1, 2014

    John E. Worthen Arena, Muncie, Indiana

    1 2 OT T
    NIU 22 38 767
    BALL 30 30 565

    Top Performers

    Northern Illinois: A. Armstead 14 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Ball State: C. Bond 16 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Northern Illinois tops Ball State 67-65 in OT

    Associated Press

    MUNCIE, Ind. -- Aaric Armstead scored 14 points and Jordan Threloff added 13 as Northern Illinois edged Ball State 67-65 in overtime Saturday.

    Travon Baker made 1 of 2 free throws with 17 seconds left to put Northern Illinois up 67-65, and Chris Bond's shot with 3 seconds remaining missed as the Huskies (9-11, 3-5 Mid-American) held on. Armstead had a steal with 18 seconds left, setting up Baker's free throw attempts.

    Baker tied the game at 60 on a 3-pointer with 9 seconds remaining in regulation, and Bond's runner at the buzzer missed.

    Ball State (4-15, 1-7) led by 15 in the first half and 10 in the second half before the Huskies came back. Northern Illinois took its first lead since the game's opening minutes at 55-54 with under 4 minutes to go, setting up a tight finish.

    Bond scored 16 while Jesse Berry had 13 and Zavier Turner added 11.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NIU
    BALL
    Points 67 65
    FG Made-Attempted 20-52 (.385) 22-57 (.386)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-17 (.412) 7-21 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-32 (.625) 14-28 (.500)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 25 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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