Scores

Final

W Michigan 78

(11-15, 5-7 MAC)

N Illinois 53

(3-21, 2-10 MAC)

    8:00 PM ET, February 15, 2012

    Convocation Center, Dekalb, Illinois

    1 2 T
    WMU 34 4478
    NIU 24 2953

    Top Performers

    Western Michigan: F. Whitfield 17 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Blk

    Northern Illinois: T. Nixon 12 Pts, 2 Ast

    W. Michigan 78, N. Illinois 53

    Associated Press

    DE KALB, Ill. -- Demetrius Ward scored 18 points and Western Michigan beat Northern Illinois 78-53 on Wednesday night.

    The Broncos (11-15, 5-7 Mid-American) were in control most of the way, going from a 10-10 game to a 34-24 halftime lead. Ward scored 12 of his points in the first half.

    Flenard Whitfield had 17 points and eight rebounds for Western Michigan. Nate Hutcheson scored 15 points and Brandon Pokley scored 11, all in the second half when the Broncos turned it into a runaway thanks to a 17-0 run that gave them a 63-38 lead.

    Reserve Tony Nixon was the only player in double figures for the Huskies (3-21, 2-10) with 12 points. Northern Illinois was outrebounded 39-26.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WMU
    NIU
    Points 78 53
    FG Made-Attempted 27-51 (.529) 21-53 (.396)
    3P Made-Attempted 13-22 (.591) 4-16 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-16 (.688) 7-14 (.500)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 26 1

    2011-12 Season

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