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Northern Illinois vs Miami (Ohio)

N. Illinois 72, Miami (Ohio) 61

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OXFORD, Ohio (AP) - Aksel Bolin came off the bench for 11 points and Northern Illinois snapped a five-game losing streak, beating Miami (Ohio) 72-61 Wednesday night in the Mid-American Conference opener for both teams.

Darrell Bowie and Abdel Springs added 10 apiece for Northern Illinois, which snapped a 13-game road losing streak against Miami.

Despite outshooting Northern Illinois 52.4 percent (11 of 21) to 37.5 percent (9 of 24), Miami (5-8) entered halftime tied with the Huskies, 28-all.

The second half opened with three ties and four lead changes before Northern Illinois (3-10) jumped ahead for good on a Mike Davis jumper. The Huskies built their lead to as many as 15, 66-51, and led by at least 10 points throughout the final 5 minutes.

Will Felder led Miami with 15 points and Reggie Johnson had 12 but the Redhawks got just eight points off the bench.

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Northern Illinois (3-10) «284472
Miami (Ohio) (5-8)283361
 

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Northern Illinois Huskies
K. Gray, F91-11-20023
A. Nader, G263-122-231310
D. Bowie, G243-44-550110
D. Balls, G190-02-21132
A. Christian, G171-30-03133
A. Bolin253-63-452111
T. Baker241-14-43417
A. Springs183-60-03309
M. Davis143-40-02106
K. Gray122-35-62059
S. Mader121-30-10022
Totals 21-4321-2627132172
 48.8%80.8% 
Miami (Ohio) RedHawks
W. Felder, F285-93-450215
Q. Rollins, G393-41-31547
R. Johnson, G344-93-412312
W. Sullivan, G303-30-28148
A. Roberts, G234-112-220311
J. Harris191-30-21012
G. McKnight160-42-32112
D. McGhee81-12-20034
J. Sewell30-00-00000
Totals 21-4413-222492161
 47.7%59.1% 
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EastConf. W-LTot. W-L
Buffalo13-519-10
Akron12-621-13
Ohio11-725-12
Miami (Ohio)8-1013-18
Kent St.7-1116-16
Bowling Green6-1212-20
WestConf. W-LTot. W-L
Toledo14-427-7
W. Michigan14-423-10
E. Michigan10-822-15
N. Illinois8-1015-17
C. Michigan3-1510-21
Ball St.2-165-25
 
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