Scores

Final

N Illinois 50

(8-11, 2-5 MAC)

Kent State 49

(11-9, 2-5 MAC)

Coverage: ESPN3

7:00 PM ET, January 29, 2014

Memorial A & C Center, Kent, Ohio

1 2 T
NIU 21 2950
KENT 28 2149

Top Performers

Northern Illinois: J. Threloff 10 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Blk

Kent State: D. Goodson 10 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast

Baker lifts Northern Illinois over Kent St. 50-49

Associated Press

KENT, Ohio -- Travon Baker made two free throws with 5.2 seconds left to lift Northern Illinois to a 50-49 victory over Kent State Wednesday night.

Devareaux Manley made two free throws with 11.2 seconds remaining to put the Golden Flashes (11-9, 2-5 Mid-American) up by a point. But Baker was then fouled attempting a layup.

The Huskies (8-11, 2-5) were down 13 points with 12:28 to go before rallying to take a 46-45 lead on Darrell Bowie's basket with 3:16 left. Mark Henniger's dunk put KSU back up before Aksel Bolin made two free throws for a 48-47 NIU lead.

Baker scored 11 points, Bolin 14 and Jordan Threloff 10 for the Huskies, who avenged a 73-64 overtime loss to Kent State on NIU's floor on Jan. 15. The victory also snapped a four-game losing streak.

Darren Goodson had 10 points for KSU, which has lost four straight.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NIU
KENT
Points 50 49
FG Made-Attempted 16-47 (.340) 16-46 (.348)
3P Made-Attempted 3-13 (.231) 6-20 (.300)
FT Made-Attempted 15-17 (.882) 11-14 (.786)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 16 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
Jan 15, 2014 KENT 73, @NIU 64Recap
» Jan 29, 2014 NIU 50, @KENT 49Recap