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Northern Illinois vs Central Michigan

Cent. Michigan 74, N. Illinois 64

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MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) - Derek Jackson led a balanced attack with four 3-pointers and 19 points as Central Michigan downed Northern Illinois 74-64 on Sunday.

Trey Zeigler and Austin McBroom added 14 points apiece and Andre Coimbra 10 for the Chippewas (9-19, 4-10 Mid-American), who ended a two-game slide.

Abdel Nader scored 24 points to pace the Huskies (3-24, 2-12), who dropped their fifth in a row and fell to 0-13 on the road. Nader also had team highs with eight rebounds, three assists, three steals and three 3-pointers. Kevin Gray added 13 points and Aksel Bolin 10.

Central Michigan trailed 14-11 before an 11-0 run provided a 22-14 lead with 9:51 left in the first half. The Huskies got no closer than six after that.

The Chippewas earned a season split, having lost 74-66 on Jan. 14 in DeKalb.

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Northern Illinois Huskies
A. Nader, F348-135-583424
K. Gray, F275-93-640113
A. Bolin, F243-52-352510
T. Nixon, G312-81-23045
S. Berg, G270-42-41222
T. Storm160-70-04020
A. Christian152-62-22117
K. Gray110-21-22041
M. Ford90-11-20041
D. Grady40-00-00000
J. Jackson20-01-20001
Totals 20-5518-283482764
 36.4%64.3% 
Central Michigan Chippewas
A. Coimbra, F372-56-842410
A. Barnes, F210-12-26122
D. Jackson, G355-115-1033319
A. McBroom, G314-75-632214
T. Zeigler, G226-82-670414
O. Mbaigoto193-60-04028
F. Craddock131-23-65135
A. Keel100-42-23012
J. Morris90-00-01220
Z. Saylor20-10-01010
J. Harden10-10-00000
N. Jordan00-00-00000
Totals 21-4625-4040112474
 45.7%62.5% 
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EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Bowling Green10-518-892
Kent St.10-519-995
Buffalo9-618-944
Akron8-717-11133
Miami (Ohio)7-812-16230
Ohio4-119-17233
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
C. Michigan11-421-572
Toledo10-518-1073
W. Michigan8-716-11118
E. Michigan6-917-11162
N. Illinois5-1011-15211
Ball St.2-137-19268
 
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