Scores

Final

N Illinois 68

(1-13, 0-2 MAC)

W Michigan 77

(7-9, 1-1 MAC)

    7:00 PM ET, January 11, 2012

    University Arena (MI), Kalamazoo, Michigan

    1 2 T
    NIU 30 3868
    WMU 34 4377

    Top Performers

    Northern Illinois: T. Toler 15 Pts, 3 Reb

    Western Michigan: M. Stainbrook 16 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Blk

    W. Michigan 77, N. Illinois 68

    Associated Press

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Hayden Hoerdemann came off the bench to score 18 points as Western Michigan beat Northern Illinois 77-68 on Wednesday night.

    Nate Hutcheson added 17 points, Matt Stainbrook 16 and Demetrius Ward 11 for the Broncos (7-9, 1-1 Mid-American), who are 6-0 at home. Mike Douglas had eight assists.

    The Broncos shot 49 percent (24 of 49), including 9 of 23 on 3-pointers.

    Tim Toler led the Huskies (1-13, 0-2) with 15 points. Abdel Nader scored 14.

    The Broncos led 34-30 at halftime and pushed it to 55-44 on Stainbrook's three-point play with 9:51 left.

    Northern Illinois reeled off the next nine points on a 3-pointer by Toler and two free throws each by Marquavese Ford, Zach Miller and Keith Gray to trim it to 55-53 with 7:03 to play.

    But Western Michigan replied with a 7-1 run, keyed by five points from Hoerdemann, for a 62-54 lead that sealed it.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NIU
    WMU
    Points 68 77
    FG Made-Attempted 24-56 (.429) 24-49 (.490)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-18 (.389) 9-23 (.391)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-16 (.813) 20-21 (.952)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 11

    2011-12 Season

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