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.
Citing "an abundance of caution," NC State has pushed its trip to Italy to 2017 after the U.S. State Department warned of "the risk of potential terrorist attacks throughout Europe."
Four-star power forward Royce Hamm ended his recruitment on Friday with a commitment to head coach Shaka Smart and the Texas Longhorns after also considering Vanderbilt, Arkansas, Baylor and Houston among others.
Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes did his best Stone Cold Steve Austin impression and brought the pain to some fellow Badgers.