Scores

Final

N Illinois 80

(6-11, 2-3 MAC)

W Michigan 82

(10-8, 3-2 MAC)

    2:00 PM ET, January 22, 2011

    University Arena in Read Fieldhouse, Kalamazoo, Michigan

    1 2 T
    NIU 40 4080
    WMU 34 4882

    Top Performers

    Northern Illinois: X. Silas 23 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Blk

    Western Michigan: M. Stainbrook 18 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast

    Northern Illinois falls short to Western Michigan

    Associated Press

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Matt Stainbrook scored on a layup at the buzzer and finished with 18 points as Western Michigan edged Northern Illinois 82-80 Saturday.

    Flenard Whitfield and Demetrius Ward each added 15 point for the Broncos (10-8, 3-2 Mid-American), who won their seventh straight at home.

    Xavier Silas led the Huskies (6-11, 2-3) with 23 points, and Tim Toler added 18.

    Down 80-76 with 28 seconds to play, Northern Illinois rallied to tie it on a free throw by Lee Fisher and Silas' 3-pointer with 16 seconds remaining. After Ward missed a layup in the closing seconds, Stainbrook grabbed the rebound and scored the winning basket.

    Western Michigan trailed by 14 in the first half and 40-34 at halftime before leading by nine in the second half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NIU
    WMU
    Points 80 82
    FG Made-Attempted 31-59 (.525) 30-55 (.545)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-18 (.556) 9-18 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-14 (.571) 13-18 (.722)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 14 9

    2010-11 Season

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