Scores

Final

Ohio 73

(15-6, 6-2 MAC)

N Illinois 55

(5-15, 2-6 MAC)

    3:00 PM ET, February 2, 2008

    Convocation Center, Dekalb, Illinois

    1 2 T
    OHIO 40 3373
    NIU 20 3555

    Top Performers

    Ohio: L. Williams 20 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Northern Illinois: S. Smith 19 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    Ohio 73, N. Illinois 55

    Associated Press

    DEKALB, Ill. (AP) -- Senior Leon Williams scored 20 points, including ten rebounds, to lead Ohio in a 73-55 win over Northern Illinois Saturday afternoon at the Convocation Center.

    Jerome Tillman added 17 points, including three assists, on 7-for-10 shooting for the Bobcats (15-6, 6-2 Mid-American). Bubba Walther scored 15 points and had six assists and three 3-pointers for Ohio.

    The Bobcats led 40-20 over the Huskies (5-15, 2-6) at the half. The game featured three lead changes; the score was tied twice.

    Ohio shot 25-for-52 from the field, or 48 percent, compared with the Huskies' 20-for-51, or 39 percent.

    Sean Smith scored 19 points and was 3-for-3 from the free throw line. Darion Anderson was the only other Northern Illinois player in the double digits. He chipped in 16 points, including eight rebounds and three assists.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    OHIO
    NIU
    Points 73 55
    FG Made-Attempted 25-52 (.481) 20-51 (.392)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-20 (.400) 6-22 (.273)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-20 (.750) 9-14 (.643)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 27 4

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