Scores

Final

N Illinois 72

(1-2, 1-0 home)

4:00 PM ET, November 18, 2012

Convocation Center, Dekalb, Illinois

1 2 T
JUD 30 2454
NIU 39 3372

Top Performers

Judson College: L. Labedzki 9 Pts, 2 Reb

Northern Illinois: A. Springs 16 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

N. Illinois 72, Judson (Ill.) 54

Associated Press

DE KALB, Ill. -- Sam Mader and Akeem Springs scored 16 points apiece and Northern Illinois won its home opener, defeating Judson of Illinois 72-54 on Sunday.

Kevin Gray had 10 points and eight rebounds to lead the Huskies (1-2), who dropped road games at Nebraska-Omaha and Valparaiso.

The Eagles (2-6), who play in NAIA Division II, jumped out to a 20-12 lead. NIU answered by running off 15 straight points and eventually led 39-32 at halftime.

Luke Pearson and Luke Labedzki led Judson with nine points -- each of them hitting three 3-pointers.

It was the first meeting between the schools.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
JUD
NIU
Points 54 72
FG Made-Attempted 18-41 (.439) 30-61 (.492)
3P Made-Attempted 12-31 (.387) 3-15 (.200)
FT Made-Attempted 6-8 (.750) 9-15 (.600)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 9 (0/0)
Largest Lead 8 18

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