Scores

Final

Toledo 69

(9-10, 5-3 MAC)

N Illinois 64

(5-15, 3-5 MAC)

    4:00 PM ET, February 2, 2013

    NIU Convocation Center, Dekalb, Illinois

    1 2 T
    TOL 28 4169
    NIU 24 4064

    Top Performers

    Toledo: J. Brown 20 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    Northern Illinois: A. Bolin 18 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Toledo 69, N. Illinois 64

    Associated Press

    DEKALB, Ill. -- Julius Brown scored 20 points and Toledo used a late rally to pull ahead and hold off Northern Illinois for a 69-64 victory Saturday afternoon.

    Brown was 6 of 12 from the field, including three 3-pointers. Matt Smith added 14, and conference scoring leader Rian Pearson had 12, for the Rockets (9-10, 5-3 Mid-American).

    Abdel Nader recorded his second consecutive double-double for the Huskies (5-15, 3-5) with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Aksel Bolin chipped in 18 points and six boards.

    Toledo led for most of the game but saw Northern Illinois go ahead 58-55 on Nader's 3-pointer with 4:17 to play. Pearson hit a free throw, then converted a three-point play after he was fouled on a layup, and Nathan Boothe hit two free throws to put the Rockets up by three.

    The Huskies pulled within 64-62 on Bolin's layup with 32 seconds left but could get no closer.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TOL
    NIU
    Points 69 64
    FG Made-Attempted 19-42 (.452) 20-52 (.385)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-15 (.267) 7-17 (.412)
    FT Made-Attempted 27-35 (.771) 17-26 (.654)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 25 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 3

    2012-13 Season

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