Scores

Final

N Illinois 67

(5-7, 1-3 MAC)

Bowling Green 78

(9-2, 3-0 MAC)

    2:00 PM ET, January 9, 2005

    Anderson Arena, Bowling Green, Ohio

    1 2 T
    NIU 30 3767
    BGSU 38 4078

    Top Performers

    Northern Illinois: T. Peterson 19 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Bowling Green: J. Almanson 21 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Blk

    Bowling Green 78, Northern Illinois 67

    BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) -- John Reimold and Josh Almanson scored 21 points each to lead Bowling Green to a 78-67 win over Northern Illinois on Sunday.

    Reimold was 5-of-7 from beyond the 3-point arc. Steven Wright scored 11 points and Mawel Soler added 10 for the Falcons (9-2, 3-0 Mid-American), who never trailed after a game-opening 20-9 run.

    Todd Peterson was 4-of-6 from 3-point range and finished with 19 points for Northern Illinois (5-7, 1-3). James Hughes came off the bench to add 18 points.

    The Huskies trailed by as many as 18 points in the second half, but cut the deficit to 70-62 with 2:05 to play on a 3-pointer by Peterson. Almanson answered with a jumper and Wright followed with two free throws.

    Bowling Green finished with a 36-24 advantage on points in the paint, and a 21-9 edge on points off turnovers. The Falcons led 38-30 at halftime.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NIU
    BGSU
    Points 67 78
    FG Made-Attempted 26-53 (.491) 28-55 (.509)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-17 (.471) 7-17 (.412)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-9 (.778) 15-15 (1.000)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 16

    2004-05 Season

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