Northern Illinois vs Western Michigan

W. Michigan 66, N. Illinois 58

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - Shayne Whittington scored 15 points and Western Michigan scored the last 16 points of the game to shock Northern Illinois 66-58 on Saturday.

Whittington grabbed nine rebounds, just missing a conference-leading ninth double-double of the season, for the Broncos (16-9, 8-4 Mid-American). Freshman Connar Tava added 12 points and Austin Richie had 11.

Aksel Bolin scored 10 points for the Huskies (5-19, 3-9), who lost their fifth in a row.

Northern Illinois led for most of the game and went ahead 58-50 on Kevin Gray's layup with 4:01 to play. But that was the last time the Huskies would score. David Brown scored seven points in the game-ending 16-0 run, and Richie's 3-pointer with 1:29 left put WMU ahead 60-58. Ritchie and Whittington added two free throws apiece in the final minute.

WMU now leads the all-time series 52-29 and has won the past eight meetings between the schools.

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Northern Illinois Huskies
K. Gray, F194-70-01048
A. Bolin, G304-50-031110
D. Bowie, G262-42-47236
T. Baker, G230-10-00510
A. Nader, G200-96-63046
K. Gray222-42-25046
M. Davis181-45-85017
D. Balls162-20-01126
J. Cravatta111-30-00013
S. Mader80-32-21012
A. Christian71-21-21044
Totals 17-4418-243192658
 38.6%75% 
Western Michigan Broncos
N. Hutcheson, F343-73-56329
C. Tava, F273-86-781212
S. Whittington, C363-89-994315
A. Richie, G373-72-223211
B. Pokley, G262-92-21006
D. Brown184-80-220410
D. Loney110-11-22011
D. Paul40-00-00100
J. Klein30-00-00100
A. Avery21-10-00002
T. Perry20-00-00000
Totals 19-4923-2932131466
 38.8%79.3% 
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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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