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Bowling Green 73, N. Illinois 70

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.