Scores

Final

E Michigan 53

(13-15, 6-7 MAC)

N Illinois 41

(5-21, 3-10 MAC)

8:00 PM ET, February 27, 2013

Convocation Center, Dekalb, Illinois

1 2 T
EMU 30 2353
NIU 22 1941

Top Performers

Eastern Michigan: G. Bryant 14 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

Northern Illinois: D. Bowie 8 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

E. Michigan 53, N. Illinois 41

Associated Press

DEKALB, Ill. -- Glenn Bryant and Derek Thompson scored 14 points apiece and Eastern Michigan's defense stifled Northern Illinois for the second time this season, defeating the Huskies 53-41 Wednesday night.

Eastern Michigan (13-15, 6-7 Mid-American) won for just the second time in its last six games by limiting Northern Illinois to 24 percent shooting. That's a marked improvement for the Huskies (5-21, 3-10) from a 42-25 loss to the Eagles earlier this season, when they shot just 13.1 percent for the game (an NCAA record low in the shot clock era) and tied a record with four points in the first half while shooting just 1 for 31 from the field.

This time around, Northern Illinois hit 10 of 42 shots from the field, including 5 of 17 3-pointers (the Huskies were 1 for 33 beyond the arc in the first game). They also committed 18 turnovers.

Mike Davis led Northern Illinois with nine points.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
EMU
NIU
Points 53 41
FG Made-Attempted 18-47 (.383) 10-42 (.238)
3P Made-Attempted 5-14 (.357) 5-17 (.294)
FT Made-Attempted 12-19 (.632) 16-23 (.696)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
Largest Lead 17 0

2012-13 Season

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Jan 26, 2013 @EMU 42, NIU 25Recap
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