Scores

Final

N Illinois 72

(3-10, 1-0 MAC)

Miami (OH) 61

(5-8, 0-1 MAC)

    7:00 PM ET, January 9, 2013

    Millett Hall, Oxford, Ohio

    1 2 T
    NIU 28 4472
    M-OH 28 3361

    Top Performers

    Northern Illinois: A. Bolin 11 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Miami (Oh): W. Felder 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    N. Illinois 72, Miami (Ohio) 61

    Associated Press

    OXFORD, Ohio -- Aksel Bolin came off the bench for 11 points and Northern Illinois snapped a five-game losing streak, beating Miami (Ohio) 72-61 Wednesday night in the Mid-American Conference opener for both teams.

    Darrell Bowie and Abdel Springs added 10 apiece for Northern Illinois, which snapped a 13-game road losing streak against Miami.

    Despite outshooting Northern Illinois 52.4 percent (11 of 21) to 37.5 percent (9 of 24), Miami (5-8) entered halftime tied with the Huskies, 28-all.

    The second half opened with three ties and four lead changes before Northern Illinois (3-10) jumped ahead for good on a Mike Davis jumper. The Huskies built their lead to as many as 15, 66-51, and led by at least 10 points throughout the final 5 minutes.

    Will Felder led Miami with 15 points and Reggie Johnson had 12 but the Redhawks got just eight points off the bench.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NIU
    M-OH
    Points 72 61
    FG Made-Attempted 21-43 (.488) 21-44 (.477)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-13 (.692) 6-21 (.286)
    FT Made-Attempted 21-26 (.808) 13-22 (.591)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 15 6

    2012-13 Season

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