PRINCESS ANNE, Md. -- Xavier Silas scored 34 points to lead Northern Illinois to an 86-80 win over Maryland-Eastern Shore on Wednesday.
The Huskies (2-2) led for most of the contest, holding their largest lead at 55-43 with 14:55 left in the second half on Silas' 3-pointer. Silas was 12-of-16 shooting from the floor, made four 3-pointers but had six turnovers for the game.Northern Illinois later held a 78-67 advantage with 2:24 left to play when Bryan Hall knocked down two free throws. The Hawks (1-4) were able to cut the margin down to five points on Dishawn Bradshaw's 3-pointer with 1:06 left, but the Huskies answered with six straight points to put the game away.Tim Toler finished with 15 points and Aksel Bolin added 10 for North Illinois.Lyvann Obame Obame had 18 points and 15 rebounds for Maryland-Eastern Shore. Bradshaw finished with 20 points.