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Northern Illinois vs Central Michigan

N. Illinois 74, Cent. Michigan 61


MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) - Abdel Nader scored 23 points and Northern Illinois hit 10 3-pointers en route to a 74-61 victory over Central Michigan on Wednesday night.

Nader hit 4 of 5 3-pointers for the Huskies (4-13, 2-3 Mid-American), who snapped a three-game losing streak that included a 71-34 loss at home to Western Michigan their last time out. Northern Illinois was 10 for 19 from beyond the arc and shot 49 percent overall from the field.

Aksel Bolin added 13 points for the Huskies and Travon Baker had 10.

Kyle Randall scored 12 points and Finis Craddock had 11 for Central Michigan (9-9, 2-3), which led by as many as 10 points in the first half.

Northern Illinois pulled away with nine straight points midway through the second half. Nader started the run with a 3-pointer and a jumper, and Darrell Bowie capped it with a pair of free throws and a layup that made it 59-48 with 6:10 remaining.

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Northern Illinois Huskies
A. Nader, F288-123-551323
K. Gray, F242-40-03044
D. Bowie, F191-24-41116
T. Baker, G272-54-522110
A. Christian, G70-10-01120
A. Bolin304-73-423513
D. Balls241-24-78437
K. Gray160-20-03030
A. Springs111-42-20014
J. Cravatta101-31-24004
M. Davis41-11-21003
Totals 21-4322-3132122374
Central Michigan Chippewas
O. Mbaigoto, F231-62-21025
J. Simons, F181-32-23114
K. Randall, G334-112-414212
C. Fowler, G212-54-41459
A. Keel, G161-40-04013
B. Hibbitts261-65-65118
F. Craddock253-53-831211
D. Richardson172-32-22047
A. Stewart151-20-02002
S. Krannitz60-40-03040
Totals 16-4920-2831112261
EastConf. W-LTot. W-L
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Kent St.7-1116-16
Bowling Green6-1212-20
WestConf. W-LTot. W-L
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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