Scores

Final

N Illinois 74

(4-13, 2-3 MAC)

Cent Michigan 61

(9-9, 2-3 MAC)

    7:00 PM ET, January 23, 2013

    McGuirk Arena, Mount Pleasant, Michigan

    1 2 T
    NIU 32 4274
    CMU 31 3061

    Top Performers

    Northern Illinois: A. Nader 23 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Central Michigan: C. Fowler 9 Pts, 1 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    N. Illinois 74, Cent. Michigan 61

    Associated Press

    MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- Abdel Nader scored 23 points and Northern Illinois hit 10 3-pointers en route to a 74-61 victory over Central Michigan on Wednesday night.

    Nader hit 4 of 5 3-pointers for the Huskies (4-13, 2/3 Mid-American), who snapped a three-game losing streak that included a 71-34 loss at home to Western Michigan their last time out. Northern Illinois was 10 for 19 from beyond the arc and shot 49 percent overall from the field.

    Aksel Bolin added 13 points for the Huskies and Travon Baker had 10.

    Kyle Randall scored 12 points and Finis Craddock had 11 for Central Michigan (9-9, 2-3), which led by as many as 10 points in the first half.

    Northern Illinois pulled away with nine straight points midway through the second half. Nader started the run with a 3-pointer and a jumper, and Darrell Bowie capped it with a pair of free throws and a layup that made it 59-48 with 6:10 remaining.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NIU
    CMU
    Points 74 61
    FG Made-Attempted 21-43 (.488) 16-49 (.327)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-19 (.526) 9-26 (.346)
    FT Made-Attempted 22-31 (.710) 20-28 (.714)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 13 10

    2012-13 Season

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    » Jan 23, 2013 NIU 74, @CMU 61Recap
    Mar 2, 2013 CMU 69, @NIU 50Recap