Scores

Final

N Illinois 64

(3-24, 2-12 MAC)

Cent Michigan 74

(9-19, 4-10 MAC)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    2:00 PM ET, February 26, 2012

    McGuirk Arena, Mount Pleasant, Michigan

    1 2 T
    NIU 30 3464
    CMU 39 3574

    Top Performers

    Northern Illinois: A. Nader 24 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl

    Central Michigan: D. Jackson 19 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast

    Cent. Michigan 74, N. Illinois 64

    Associated Press

    MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- Derek Jackson led a balanced attack with four 3-pointers and 19 points as Central Michigan downed Northern Illinois 74-64 on Sunday.

    Trey Zeigler and Austin McBroom added 14 points apiece and Andre Coimbra 10 for the Chippewas (9-19, 4-10 Mid-American), who ended a two-game slide.

    Abdel Nader scored 24 points to pace the Huskies (3-24, 2-12), who dropped their fifth in a row and fell to 0-13 on the road. Nader also had team highs with eight rebounds, three assists, three steals and three 3-pointers. Kevin Gray added 13 points and Aksel Bolin 10.

    Central Michigan trailed 14-11 before an 11-0 run provided a 22-14 lead with 9:51 left in the first half. The Huskies got no closer than six after that.

    The Chippewas earned a season split, having lost 74-66 on Jan. 14 in DeKalb.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NIU
    CMU
    Points 64 74
    FG Made-Attempted 20-55 (.364) 21-46 (.457)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-13 (.462) 7-17 (.412)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-28 (.643) 25-40 (.625)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 27 (0/0) 24 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 16

    2011-12 Season

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