Scores

Final

Ball State 75

(12-5, 4-1 MAC)

N Illinois 65

(2-15, 1-4 MAC)

    8:00 PM ET, January 21, 2012

    NIU Convocation Center, Dekalb, Illinois

    1 2 T
    BALL 37 3875
    NIU 28 3765

    Top Performers

    Ball State: J. Jones 17 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Blk

    Northern Illinois: A. Nader 26 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Blk

    Ball St. 75, N. Illinois 65

    Associated Press

    DeKALB, Ill. -- Jarrod Jones' 17 points led four Ball State players in double figures in a 75-65 victory over Northern Illinois on Saturday night.

    Chris Bond added 14 points, Jesse Berry came off the bench to score 12 and Randy Davis had 11 points and six assists for the Cardinals (12-5, 4-1 Mid-American).

    Abdel Nader scored 26 points, including four 3-pointers, to pace the Huskies (2-15, 1-4), who lost their second in a row.

    Ball State shot 54 percent (27 of 50) in winning for the sixth time in seven games. Both teams went 8 of 20 from 3-point range.

    The game turned in the final 2:30 of the first half. With the score tied at 28, the Cardinals closed with a 9-0 burst for a 37-28 halftime edge.

    Ball State ran its record to 9-0 when it scores at least 70 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    BALL
    NIU
    Points 75 65
    FG Made-Attempted 27-50 (.540) 23-53 (.434)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-20 (.400) 8-20 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-19 (.684) 11-19 (.579)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 15 5

    2011-12 Season

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