Scores

Final

N Illinois 59

(10-20, 6-10 MAC)

E Michigan 65

(17-14, 8-8 MAC)

    2:00 PM ET, March 7, 2010

    Convocation Center, Ypsilanti, Michigan

    1 2 T
    NIU 29 3059
    EMU 23 4265

    Top Performers

    Northern Illinois: X. Silas 20 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Eastern Michigan: B. Bowdry 19 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Stl

    NIU falls to Eastern Michigan in first round of Mid-American tourney

    Associated Press

    YPSILANTI, Mich. -- Brandon Bowdry had 19 points and 12 rebounds to lead Eastern Michigan past Northern Illinois 65-59 in the first round of the Mid-American Conference tournament on Sunday.

    The Eagles (17-14), the No. 6 seed, will face No. 3 seed Akron in the quarterfinals on Thursday in Cleveland.

    The game was tied 54-54 with slightly more than 5 minutes to play, but Eastern Michigan scored the next seven points. Justin Dobbins made a free throw and scored on a short jumper, while Carlos Medlock made a pair of free throws and a layup for the Eagles.

    Dobbins finished with 13 points and Medlock 11. Jay Higgins scored 10.

    Xavier Silas led Northern Illinois (10-20) with 20 points. Sean Kowal had 15 points and 11 rebounds. The Huskies led 22-8 early in the game but by halftime the lead was down to 29-23.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NIU
    EMU
    Points 59 65
    FG Made-Attempted 20-51 (.392) 18-44 (.409)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-16 (.313) 4-13 (.308)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-19 (.737) 25-41 (.610)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 28 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 14 7

    2009-10 Season

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