Scores

Final

N Illinois 56

(13-16, 7-10 MAC)

W Michigan 61

(20-9, 13-4 MAC)

    7:00 PM ET, March 4, 2014

    University Arena in Read Fieldhouse, Kalamazoo, Michigan

    1 2 T
    NIU 25 3156
    WMU 24 3761

    Top Performers

    Northern Illinois: J. Threloff 13 Pts, 13 Reb, 3 Stl, 2 Blk

    Western Michigan: S. Whittington 21 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Blk

    Western Michigan beats Northern Illinois 61-56

    Associated Press

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Shayne Whittington scored 21 points Tuesday and David Brown added 18 as Western Michigan downed Northern Illinois 61-56.

    Western Michigan (20-9, 13-4 Mid-Atlantic Coast States) has already clinched at least a double-bye to the MAC tournament quarterfinals, and can still take No. 1 seed with two wins and a Buffalo loss this week.

    Northern Illinois (13-6, 7-10) led 25-24 at halftime after Aaric Armstead's layup.

    The Huskies pulled ahead 35-30 in the second on Jordan Threloff's two-point tip shot, but the Broncos took a 49-48 lead on a free throw by Brown. Armstead's three free throws tied it at 55, but Connar Tava's layup put the Broncos up 57-55, then Austin Richie and Whittington each made a pair of free throws to clinch the win.

    Armstead finished with 15 and Threloff 13 with 13 boards.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NIU
    WMU
    Points 56 61
    FG Made-Attempted 20-53 (.377) 16-41 (.390)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-15 (.200) 3-12 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-17 (.765) 26-33 (.788)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 27 (0/0) 14 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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