Scores

Final

W Michigan 74

(14-8, 7-3 MAC)

N Illinois 71

(10-12, 4-6 MAC)

    4:30 PM ET, February 9, 2014

    NIU Convocation Center, Dekalb, Illinois

    1 2 T
    WMU 37 3774
    NIU 33 3871

    Top Performers

    Western Michigan: D. Brown 26 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast

    Northern Illinois: J. Threloff 16 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast

    W. Michigan holds on, edges N. Illinois 74-71

    Associated Press

    DEKALB, Ill. -- David Brown scored 26 points, hitting 5 of 8 from 3-point range, as Western Michigan held on for a 74-71 win over Northern Illinois on Sunday.

    Western Michigan (14-8, 7-3 Mid-American) led by as many as 16 in the second half and was up by 12 with less than 6 minutes to play but Northern Illinois went on an 11-1 run to come within 71-69 with 2:04 left.

    Missed free throws by Western Michigan gave Northern Illinois (10-12, 4-6) chances to tie the game in the waning seconds but the Huskies missed a pair of 3-pointers, including a potential game-tying 3 at the buzzer by Aaric Armstead.

    Shayne Whittington added 15 points and Connar Tava scored 12 for Western Michigan, which shot 52.8 percent from the field and has now won nine straight over Northern Illinois.

    Jordan Threloff led the Huskies with 16 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WMU
    NIU
    Points 74 71
    FG Made-Attempted 28-53 (.528) 26-55 (.473)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-17 (.471) 7-22 (.318)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-18 (.556) 12-20 (.600)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 15 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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