Scores

Final OT

Bowling Green 73

(11-11, 6-2 MAC)

N Illinois 70

(7-13, 3-5 MAC)

    8:00 PM ET, February 2, 2011

    Convocation Center, Dekalb, Illinois

    1 2 OT T
    BGSU 33 33 773
    NIU 28 38 470

    Top Performers

    Bowling Green: S. Thomas 23 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Stl

    Northern Illinois: X. Silas 23 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Bowling Green 73, N. Illinois 70

    Associated Press

    DE KALB, Ill. -- Scott Thomas scored 23 points and Dee Brown put Bowling Green ahead for good in a 73-70 overtime victory against Northern Illinois on Wednesday night.

    Brown's jumper gave the Falcons (11-11, 6-2 Mid-American Conference) a 70-68 lead with 2:18 left in overtime. Then 52 seconds later, A'uston Calhoun sealed it with a jumper.

    Calhoun finished with a double-double of 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Brown scored 12.

    Xavier Silas led the Huskies (7-13, 3-5) with 23 points. Antone Christian scored 15 and Nate Rucker 10, and Rucker and Lee Fisher had 10 rebounds apiece.

    Northern Illinois trailed 65-57 with less than 2 minutes to go but closed with a 9-1 run to force overtime. Christian scored seven in the run, including a 3-pointer with 17 seconds left that tied it at 66.

    After starting the season just 1-8, the Falcons have won 10 of their last 13 games.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    BGSU
    NIU
    Points 73 70
    FG Made-Attempted 26-63 (.413) 23-63 (.365)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-13 (.308) 4-22 (.182)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-29 (.586) 20-34 (.588)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 2

    2010-11 Season

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