Massachusetts vs Northern Illinois

UMass 64, N. Illinois 59

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DEKALB, Ill. (AP) - Maxie Esho scored 14 points as Massachusetts held off Northern Illinois 64-59 Saturday for its fifth straight victory.

Chaz Williams added 12 points for the Minutemen (8-3), Freddie Riley had 11 and Terrell Vinson 10.

Abdel Nader led Northern Illinois (2-10) with 15 points and nine rebounds. Aksel Bolin added 11 points and Akeem Springs had 10.

Massachusetts broke open a close game by outscoring the Huskies 12-2 over the final 5:17 of the first half to take a 36-23 lead.

The lead remained in double figures for most of the second half until Northern Illinois went on a 12-4 run to pull within 55-52 with 4:03 remaining. The Huskies got within two, 61-59, when Nader hit a 3-pointer with 58 seconds left, but the Minutemen hit 3 of 4 free throws in the final minute to secure the win.

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Massachusetts Minutemen
S. Carter, F374-51-17019
T. Vinson, F232-35-881410
R. Putney, F190-30-02310
C. Williams, G262-66-823412
J. Morgan, G221-72-22335
F. Riley265-100-031211
M. Esho256-72-350114
T. Davis130-20-00200
C. Lalanne91-11-21123
Totals 21-4417-2433141864
 47.7%70.8% 
Northern Illinois Huskies
K. Gray, F304-90-07338
D. Bowie, F283-32-35328
A. Bolin, F273-104-430111
A. Nader, G234-155-590415
T. Baker, G200-50-12020
A. Springs213-93-330110
D. Balls193-60-01257
A. Christian110-40-05010
K. Gray90-10-00010
S. Mader90-20-01020
M. Davis30-00-02000
Totals 20-6414-163982259
 31.3%87.5% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Dayton14-425-822
St. Bona.14-422-930
VCU14-425-1137
Saint Joes13-528-821
Geo. Wash.11-728-1068
Davidson10-820-1364
Rhode Island9-917-15120
Fordham8-1017-14176
Richmond7-1116-16121
Duquesne6-1217-17162
UMass6-1214-18170
George Mason5-1311-21202
Saint Louis5-1311-21206
La Salle4-149-22233

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EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
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Ohio11-723-1281
Kent St.10-819-13124
Buffalo10-820-1591
Miami (Ohio)6-1213-20195
Bowling Green5-1316-18201
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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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