Scores

Final

W Michigan 77

(9-6, 1-1 MAC)

N Illinois 87

(6-8, 2-0 MAC)

    8:00 PM ET, January 13, 2010

    NIU Convocation Center, Dekalb, Illinois

    1 2 T
    WMU 41 3677
    NIU 41 4687

    Top Performers

    Western Michigan: D. Kool 26 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Northern Illinois: M. DiNunno 21 Pts, 3 Reb, 10 Ast, 1 Stl

    N. Illinois 87, W. Michigan 77

    Associated Press

    DE KALB, Ill. -- Mike DiNunno had 21 points and 10 assists, and Northern Illinois made 60 percent of its 3-point attempts in defeating Western Michigan 87-77 Wednesday night.

    Sean Kowal had 18 points and seven rebounds, Xavier Silas scored 15 points and Darion Anderson 12 for Northern Illinois (6-8, 2-0 Mid-American), which overcame an early 26-12 deficit with hot outside shooting. DiNunno made six of the Huskies' 12 3-pointers.

    Northern Illinois shot 50 percent from the field in the second half, including 5-for-7 from behind the arc, and finished the game at 46 percent overall.

    David Kool led all scorers with 26 points for Western Michigan (9-6, 1-1).

    Martelle McLemore scored 16 points and Donald Lawson had 12 points and seven rebounds for the Broncos.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WMU
    NIU
    Points 77 87
    FG Made-Attempted 23-51 (.451) 28-61 (.459)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-14 (.429) 12-20 (.600)
    FT Made-Attempted 25-32 (.781) 19-32 (.594)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 14 12

    2009-10 Season

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