Scores

Final

N Illinois 48

(15-17, 8-10 MAC)

E Michigan 53

(20-13, 10-8 MAC)

    Coverage: FULLCT/ESPN3

    9:00 PM ET, March 12, 2014

    Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio

    1 2 T
    NIU 35 1348
    EMU 24 2953

    Top Performers

    Northern Illinois: J. Threloff 9 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 4 Blk

    Eastern Michigan: K. Ward 13 Pts, 12 Reb, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Eastern Michigan tops Northern Illinois 53-48

    Associated Press

    CLEVELAND -- Karrington Ward scored 13 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Eastern Michigan defeated Northern Illinois 53-48 in a Mid-American Conference tournament quarterfinal game Wednesday.

    The victory over seventh-seeded Northern Illinois sends the No. 6 seed Eagles (20-13) into a Thursday semifinal game with No. 3 seed Buffalo (19-9), winner of the MAC East.

    Northern Illinois had a 35-24 advantage at the break, but the Huskies stalled after halftime, scoring just nine points in the first 14 minutes of the second period and opening the door to a 13-3 Eastern Michigan run that put the Eagles on top, 44-42, with 7:57 to play. Glenn Bryant made a tip-shot with 1:18 remaining and Ward and Daylen Harrison combined for 4 of 4 from the line in the final seconds to keep the Eagles on top.

    Jordan Threloff and Aaric Armstead had nine points each for the Huskies (15-17).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NIU
    EMU
    Points 48 53
    FG Made-Attempted 14-44 (.318) 13-44 (.295)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-17 (.294) 3-16 (.188)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-20 (.750) 24-31 (.774)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 17 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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