Scores

Final

W Michigan 71

(10-7, 2-2 MAC)

N Illinois 34

(3-13, 1-3 MAC)

8:00 PM ET, January 19, 2013

Convocation Center, Dekalb, Illinois

1 2 T
WMU 31 4071
NIU 20 1434

Top Performers

Western Michigan: S. Whittington 9 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

Northern Illinois: K. Gray 13 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Blk

W. Michigan 71, N. Illinois 34

Associated Press

DEKALB, Ill. -- David Brown scored 13 points and Western Michigan held Northern Illinois to its lowest point total in 67 years, defeating the Broncos 71-34 Saturday night.

Northern Illinois (3-13, 1/3 Mid-American) shot just 20 percent from the floor -- 13 percent in the second half -- en route to its lowest point total since losing 61-31 to Southern Illinois in 1946. The Huskies were 4 of 22 on 3-point attempts and 8 of 16 from the free-throw line.

The Broncos (10-7, 2-2), on the other hand, shot 54 percent from the floor and outrebounded the Huskies 42-27. That helped them overcome 19 turnovers.

Shayne Whittington added nine points and 10 rebounds for Western Michigan.

Kevin Gray led Northern Illinois with 13 points thanks to 7 of 8 shooting from the free-throw line.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WMU
NIU
Points 71 34
FG Made-Attempted 19-35 (.543) 11-55 (.200)
3P Made-Attempted 7-14 (.500) 4-22 (.182)
FT Made-Attempted 26-31 (.839) 8-16 (.500)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
Largest Lead 37 2

2012-13 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Jan 19, 2013 WMU 71, @NIU 34Recap
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