Scores

Final

N Illinois 97

(8-17, 3-9 MAC)

SE Missouri St 73

(3-25, 0-16 OVC)

    8:45 PM ET, February 21, 2009

    Show Me Center, Cape Girardeau, Missouri

    1 2 T
    NIU 51 4697
    SEMO 31 4273

    Top Performers

    Northern Illinois: S. Kowal 21 Pts, 13 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Southeast Missouri State: K. Moore 36 Pts, 1 Reb, 4 Ast

    N. Illinois 97, SE Missouri 73

    Associated Press

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Sean Kowal had 21 points and 13 rebounds to lead Northern Illinois to a 97-73 win over Southeast Missouri in an ESPNU BracketBuster game on Saturday.

    Darion Anderson had 18 points, Mike Dinunno had 16 and Sean Smith added 11 for Northern Illinois (8-17, 3-9 Mid-American).

    Kenard Moore scored 36 points for Southeast Missouri (3-25, 0-16 Ohio Valley), and Jaycen Herring added 22 for the Redhawks.

    The Huskies outscored Southeast Missouri 44-26 in the paint, 31-13 off turnovers, 23-7 on second-chance points, and 30-7 off the bench.

    Southeast Missouri scored the first bucket of the game, but Northern Illinois outscored the Redhawks 19-0 over the next four minutes and ended the first half ahead 51-31.

    The Redhawks strung together a 20-5 run over a 7-minute span in the second half to pull within 82-63, but that was the closest they got.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NIU
    SEMO
    Points 97 73
    FG Made-Attempted 35-77 (.455) 23-59 (.390)
    3P Made-Attempted 13-31 (.419) 6-18 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-22 (.636) 21-27 (.778)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 33 0

    2008-09 Season

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