Scores

Final

N Illinois 71

(3-3, 1-1 away)

    4:00 PM ET, November 28, 2008

    Sullivan Arena, Anchorage, Alaska

    1 2 T
    NIU 25 4671
    UAA 31 3768

    Top Performers

    Northern Illinois: D. Anderson 25 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Alaska Anchorage: K. Barker 20 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

    N. Illinois 71, Alaska-Anchorage 68

    Associated Press

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Reserve Sean Smith hit four 3-pointers in a decisive four minute span late in the second half to give Northern Illinois enough of a cushion to hold off host Alaska-Anchorage 71-68 on Friday in the consolation bracket of the Great Alaska Shootout.

    Smith matched his career-high with 19 points, hitting 5 of 6 shots from behind the 3-point line. Smith's 3-pointer with 7:15 left gave the Huskies the lead for good at 53-51. Najul Ervin then scored in the lane for NIU and Smith added two more baskets from deep as the Huskies (3-3) outscored UAA 19-4 during a stretch of almost six minutes.

    Darion Anderson scored a game-high 25 points for NIU.

    Kenny Barker led the Seawolves (0-5) with 20 points before fouling out in the final seconds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NIU
    UAA
    Points 71 68
    FG Made-Attempted 25-60 (.417) 22-55 (.400)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-22 (.409) 8-19 (.421)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-16 (.750) 16-19 (.842)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 12 6

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