Scores

Final

Ball State 56

(5-24, 2-16 MAC)

N Illinois 70

(14-16, 8-10 MAC)

    4:30 PM ET, March 8, 2014

    NIU Convocation Center, Dekalb, Illinois

    1 2 T
    BALL 27 2956
    NIU 28 4270

    Top Performers

    Ball State: F. House 19 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast

    Northern Illinois: D. Bowie 17 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 4 Stl, 1 Blk

    Bowie leads N. Illinois past Ball St. 70-56

    Associated Press

    DEKALB, Ill. -- Darrell Bowie scored 17 points and Northern Illinois had a 37-13 advantage in bench scoring to pull away from Ball State 70-56 on Saturday.

    Aaron Armstead led the charge off the bench with 11 points and his brother Aaric and J.J. Cravatta had nine each for the Huskies (14-16, 8-10 Mid-American Conference).

    Frank House had 19 points and Majok Majok 12 for the Cardinals (5-24, 2-16), who have lost 12 of 13.

    Northern Illinois led 28-27 at the half. Chris Bond made a basket for Ball State at 18:42 to tie the game at 41 but the Cardinals were limited to four free throws until Mark Alstork had a three-point play with 7 minutes left. By then the Huskies led 48-39.

    Ball State ended up 2 of 11 from 3-point range and had 19 turnovers. Northern Illinois was 24 of 31 from the foul line.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    BALL
    NIU
    Points 56 70
    FG Made-Attempted 18-41 (.439) 20-48 (.417)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-11 (.182) 6-22 (.273)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-26 (.692) 24-31 (.774)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 21 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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