Scores

Final

N Illinois 81

(8-17, 4-9 MAC)

W Michigan 90

(14-12, 6-7 MAC)

    7:00 PM ET, February 17, 2010

    University Arena in Read Fieldhouse, Kalamazoo, Michigan

    1 2 T
    NIU 35 4681
    WMU 32 5890

    Top Performers

    Northern Illinois: X. Silas 23 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Western Michigan: D. Kool 33 Pts, 2 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl

    W. Michigan 90, N. Illinois 81

    Associated Press

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- David Kool scored 33 points, including 11 in a row during a game-turning run in the second half, to lead Western Michigan past Northern Illinois 90-81 on Wednesday night.

    Kool, the Mid-American Conference's leading scorer, hit 16 of 17 free throws for the Broncos (14-12, 6-7).

    Flenard Whitfield added 16 points, Donald Lawson had a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds and Martelle McLemore scored 12.

    Xavier Silas' 23 points included five 3-pointers for the Huskies (8-17, 4-9), who dropped their ninth consecutive league game. Sean Kowal had 17 points and eight rebounds, and Michael Patton scored 12.

    Patton's 3-pointer gave Northern Illinois a 51-47 lead with 14:23 left. Then Kool began his 11-point run. His 3-pointer with 9:52 left ended the streak and put the Broncos up 58-57, and the Huskies never regained the lead.

    Northern Illinois led 35-32 at halftime.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NIU
    WMU
    Points 81 90
    FG Made-Attempted 25-57 (.439) 26-54 (.481)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-20 (.550) 4-12 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-27 (.741) 34-45 (.756)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 31 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 12

    2009-10 Season

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