Scores

Final OT

Bowling Green 51

(12-20, 6-12 MAC)

N Illinois 54

(15-16, 8-10 MAC)

    8:00 PM ET, March 10, 2014

    NIU Convocation Center, Dekalb, Illinois

    1 2 OT T
    BGSU 26 23 251
    NIU 30 19 554

    Top Performers

    Bowling Green: R. Holmes 10 Pts, 14 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    Northern Illinois: J. Threloff 13 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    N. Illinois sneaks by Bowling Green 54-51 in OT

    Associated Press

    DEKALB, Ill. -- Jordan Threloff split a pair of free throws with 15 seconds left in overtime for the games' final point as seventh-seeded Northern Illinois beat No. 10 seed Bowling Green 54-51 in the first round of the Mid-American Conference tournament on Monday.

    Jehvon Clarke's game-tying 3-point attempt was off the mark.

    Clarke's trey to end regulation was Bowling Green's only field goal in the final 4 minutes of the second half. Aaric Armstead made the first of two free throws with 25 seconds left to set up Clarke's make.

    Threloff had 13 points and nine rebounds for Northern Illinios (15-16). Armstead finished with 12 points and had four of Northern Illinois' 17 steals.

    Clarke had 15 points for Bowling Green (12-20) and Richaun Holmes and Cameron Black had 10 apiece. Holmes had 14 rebounds and Black added nine.

    Northern Illinois plays No. 6 Eastern Michigan on Wednesday in the second round.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    BGSU
    NIU
    Points 51 54
    FG Made-Attempted 21-52 (.404) 22-54 (.407)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-14 (.214) 2-14 (.143)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-11 (.545) 8-17 (.471)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 12 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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