Scores

Final

N Illinois 46

(5-23, 3-12 MAC)

Toledo 70

(14-13, 9-6 MAC)

    7:00 PM ET, March 5, 2013

    Savage Arena, Toledo, Ohio

    1 2 T
    NIU 20 2646
    TOL 34 3670

    Top Performers

    Northern Illinois: A. Bolin 14 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Toledo: M. Smith 16 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Stl, 5 Blk

    Toledo 70, N. Illinois 46

    Associated Press

    TOLEDO, Ohio -- Matt Smith scored 16 points as Toledo crushed Northern Illinois 70-46 Tuesday night to snap a two-game skid and move into a tie for first in the Mid-American Conference West Division.

    Smith also blocked a career-high five shots for the Rockets (14-13, 9-6), who used a 13-0 run to lead 18-5, then maintained a double-digit cushion.

    The Huskies (5-23, 3-12) have lost nine straight, starting with a 69-64 loss to the Rockets on Feb. 2. Toledo swept the season series for the first time since 2006-07.

    Dominique Buckley added 13 points and Rian Pearson contributed 10 for the Rockets, now tied with Western Michigan following the Broncos' 89-85 loss to Ball State.

    Smith and Buckley each hit three 3-pointers as Toledo shot 10 of 28 from 3-point range compared to 3 of 10 for Northern Illinois.

    Aksel Bolin, with 14 points, was the only Huskies player in double figures.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NIU
    TOL
    Points 46 70
    FG Made-Attempted 14-47 (.298) 22-52 (.423)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-10 (.300) 10-28 (.357)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-21 (.714) 16-23 (.696)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 28

    2012-13 Season

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