Eastern Illinois vs Northern Illinois

E. Illinois 59, N. Illinois 47

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DEKALB, Ill. (AP) - Morris Woods had 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting, grabbed six rebounds and Eastern Illinois held off Northern Illinois for a 59-47 BracketBuster victory Saturday.

Eastern Illinois (9-20) led 27-25 at halftime but used an 11-2 run to begin the second half capped off by Alex Austin's 3-pointer with 16:07 to go and the Panthers never looked back.

The BracketBuster game saw 11 lead changes and five ties throughout the contest. Eastern Illinois led by as many as 13 points in the second half and out-rebounded the Huskies 37-28.

Josh Piper had nine points and grabbed eight rebounds for Eastern Illinois, which shot 45.2 percent from the field and was 16 of 25 from the free-throw line.

Abdel Nader led all scorers for Northern Illinois (5-20) with 17 points and pulled seven rebounds. The Salukis shot only 36.5 percent and were a dismal 4 of 20 from beyond the arc.

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Eastern Illinois (9-20) «273259
Northern Illinois (5-20)252247

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Eastern Illinois Panthers
J. Piper, F344-100-08009
S. Blanford, F330-19-144249
T. Jones, G352-40-18225
M. Woods, G327-104-661318
A. Austin, G282-93-44038
C. Harvey192-40-01105
K. Anderson80-00-00000
M. Herron82-40-01005
A. Lubsey30-00-02000
Totals 19-4216-253761259
 45.2%64% 
Northern Illinois Huskies
D. Bowie, F274-70-05028
K. Gray, F221-40-01022
A. Bolin, F170-30-00030
A. Nader, G288-171-370317
D. Balls, G181-60-12222
T. Baker211-20-02133
K. Gray190-00-04020
A. Christian162-60-01116
J. Cravatta131-31-21004
M. Davis121-43-51005
S. Mader70-00-00010
Totals 19-525-112841947
 36.5%45.5% 
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EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Belmont5-011-4102
Jax. State4-112-8150
Tenn. St.3-212-692
Morehead St.3-27-11259
Tenn. Tech3-27-13327
Eastern Ky.1-48-12247
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Murray St.4-110-9197
UT Martin2-312-8147
SE Miss. St.2-37-13302
Austin Peay2-36-13281
Eastern Ill.1-49-9261
SIUE0-55-14324

Mid-American
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Akron4-014-355
Ohio3-111-4106
Kent St.1-39-8239
Miami (Ohio)1-38-9288
Bowling Green1-37-10251
Buffalo1-37-10160
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
E. Michigan3-111-6155
N. Illinois3-111-6212
Ball St.2-211-6265
Toledo2-29-8131
W. Michigan2-26-10243
C. Michigan1-311-6156
 
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