Scores

Final

N Illinois 59

(6-14, 2-6 MAC)

Ohio 89

(11-10, 4-4 MAC)

    7:00 PM ET, February 5, 2009

    Convocation Center, Athens, Ohio

    1 2 T
    NIU 22 3759
    OHIO 42 4789

    Top Performers

    Northern Illinois: D. Anderson 17 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    Ohio: J. Tillman 24 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Ohio 89, N. Illinois 59

    Associated Press

    ATHENS, Ohio -- Jerome Tillman had 24 points to lead Ohio to an 89-59 victory over Northern Illinois on Thursday night in the Bobcats' highest scoring game of the season, one in which Northern head coach Ricardo Patton was ejected midway through the second half.

    Justin Orr added 16 points and Kenneth Van Kempen had 12 for Ohio (11-10, 4-4 Mid-American Conference).

    Darion Anderson, who was reinstated following a one-game suspension for an unspecified violation of team rules, led the Huskies (4-14, 2-6) with 17 points. Anderson played just 9 minutes in the first half, with one basket, but scored 15 in the second half, going 5-of-7 from the field and 5-of-6 at the line.

    Northern Illinois stayed close for the first 10 minutes. A 3-pointer by Steven Coleman gave Ohio its first double-digit lead at 21-10. The Bobcats increased the margin to 42-22 at halftime, and had gone up by 30 by the time Patton was ejected after picking up his second technical foul.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NIU
    OHIO
    Points 59 89
    FG Made-Attempted 22-58 (.379) 23-47 (.489)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-17 (.294) 8-17 (.471)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-12 (.833) 35-40 (.875)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 27 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 37

    2008-09 Season

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