Nebraska Omaha vs Northern Illinois

Nebraska-Omaha 77, N. Illinois 72


DEKALB, Ill. (AP) - Mitch Albers had 26 points, including five free throws in the final 46 seconds, and Nebraska-Omaha got its first win on the road Saturday, beating Northern Illinois 77-72 in the first-ever meeting between the schools.

Albers was 7 of 11 from the field, including 5 of 8 on 3-pointers. John Karhoff added 21 points and Caleb Steffensmeier scored 11 for the Mavericks (3-5), who improved to 1-4 away from home. Alex Welhouse pulled down 12 rebounds.

Tim Toler led the Huskies (0-7) with 25 points, including four 3-pointers, and eight rebounds. Marquavese Ford scored 16 points.

Northern Illinois trailed for most of the second half, but pulled within 70-67 on a Toler layup with 2:49 to play. But the Huskies didn't score again until Antone Christian made a 3-pointer with 14 seconds left. By then, free throws by Albers and Steffensmeier had essentially sealed the game for the Mavericks.

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Nebraska Omaha Mavericks
A. Welhouse, F311-62-212134
J. Karhoff, C339-113-533221
C. Steffensmeier, G363-93-432111
M. Albers, G327-117-933326
C. Carter, G302-51-22115
M. Hagerbaumer153-30-12106
B. Freeman132-50-03124
M. Farr60-10-00010
J. Ring30-00-00000
J. Coleman10-00-00000
I. Gandy00-00-01000
Totals 27-5116-2334121377
Northern Illinois Huskies
T. Toler, F2610-171-180125
K. Gray, F181-52-44134
M. Ford, G285-94-613216
A. Christian, G212-92-24227
A. Nader, G131-60-03113
A. Bolin243-62-27128
T. Storm192-50-05124
Z. Miller180-20-01210
T. Nixon172-90-00205
K. Gray150-20-01030
J. Jackson10-10-01000
Totals 26-7111-1540131772
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Oral Roberts4-128-22292

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N. Illinois7-1015-17239
C. Michigan6-1116-16216
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