Scores

Final

Akron 87

(14-4, 5-1 MAC)

N Illinois 64

(4-14, 1-5 MAC)

8:00 PM ET, January 24, 2007

Convocation Center, Dekalb, Illinois

1 2 T
AKR 35 5287
NIU 26 3864

Top Performers

Akron: D. Joyce 18 Pts, 4 Reb, 6 Ast, 2 Stl

Northern Illinois: S. Logan 9 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

Akron 87, N. Illinois 64

Associated Press

DeKALB, Ill. (AP) -- Dru Joyce scored a game-high 18 points on 6-of-9 shooting that included four 3-pointers as Akron rolled over Northern Illinois 87-64 Wednesday night.

Cedrick Middleton came off the bench to add 15 points for the Zips (14-4, 5-1 Mid-American), while Jeremiah Wood and Romeo Travis chipped in a dozen points each. Wood also grabbed a game-high eight rebounds and Middleton led all players with six assists.

Northern Illinois (4-14, 1-5) was led by 13 points from Zach Pancratz, who was 4-of-4 from the free throw line. Reserve Bristan Kelly added 11 points for the Huskies.

Akron held a 35-26 advantage at halftime and only built on the lead, hitting 21-of-34, or nearly 62 percent, after the break. The Huskies did manage to outrebound the Zips 35-33 for the game.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
AKR
NIU
Points 87 64
FG Made-Attempted 37-71 (.521) 24-54 (.444)
3P Made-Attempted 10-23 (.435) 6-13 (.462)
FT Made-Attempted 3-5 (.600) 10-14 (.714)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 10 (0/0)
Largest Lead 23 5

2006-07 Season

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