Ohio vs Northern Illinois

Ohio 67, N. Illinois 58

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DeKALB, Ill. (AP) - Walter Offutt scored 19 points and Ohio started the second half on a 12-1 run in a 67-58 victory over Northern Illinois on Wednesday night.

Reggie Keely added 13 points and Nick Kellogg 12 for the Bobcats (18-4, 6-2 Mid-American), who won their fifth in a row. Jon Smith had eight rebounds and Ivo Baltic six assists.

Antone Christian's 15 points led the Huskies (2-18, 1-7), who dropped their fifth straight game. Abdel Nader added 12 for his 11th game in double figures as a freshman.

Ohio led 27-26 at the break before Kellogg hit back-to-back 3-pointers to start the Bobcats' game-turning run. Ricardo Johnson, Stevie Taylor and Keely added baskets, while all the Huskies could manage was a free throw by Nader, as Ohio took a 39-27 edge.

Ohio's lead topped out at 58-38 on two free throws by Keely with 6:11 left.

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Northern Illinois (2-18)263258

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Ohio Bobcats
J. Smith, F311-20-28012
I. Baltic, F280-23-47613
D. Cooper, G331-62-32434
N. Kellogg, G294-51-120212
W. Offutt, G284-119-921419
R. Keely185-113-550313
R. Johnson132-22-21046
S. Taylor133-30-01118
T. Hall70-20-01010
Totals 20-4420-2631122067
 45.5%76.9% 
Northern Illinois Huskies
K. Gray, F152-41-15145
K. Gray, F150-30-23150
S. Berg, G301-50-02313
A. Bolin, G253-40-15127
A. Nader, G232-87-1031412
M. Ford242-50-01114
A. Christian196-120-040315
T. Storm194-60-05138
T. Nixon140-40-12000
D. Grady100-24-42114
J. Jackson60-00-00010
Totals 20-5312-1935102558
 37.7%63.2% 
Mid-American
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Akron13-526-934
Ohio11-723-1281
Kent St.10-819-13124
Buffalo10-820-1591
Miami (Ohio)6-1213-20195
Bowling Green5-1316-18201
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Ball St.10-821-14179
C. Michigan10-817-16155
N. Illinois9-921-12136
E. Michigan9-918-15113
Toledo8-1017-15182
W. Michigan7-1113-19203
 
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