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Highsmith scores season-high 23 in Northern Illinois' win

MIAMI (AP) Dontel Highsmith scored a season-high 23 points and Northern Illinois defeated Florida International 60-53 on Saturday night.

FIU (3-9) used a 7-1 run, with five points from Eric Nottage, to get within a point of the Huskies (6-5) with 5:22 to go but a 12-4 run, including eight free throws, got Northern Illinois its second straight win.

Aaric Armstead scored nine points with seven rebounds for the Huskies.

Donte McGill scored 20 points to lead the Golden Panthers, who have lost five consecutive games. Kimar Williams had eight rebounds and seven assists.

Neither team reached 40 percent shooting and they combined to make just 8 of 33 from the arc. Northern Illinois outscored FIU 15-8 on points off turnovers and made 21 of 30 free throws with FIU making 10 of 16.

The Panthers led 30-29 at halftime on a 3-pointer by Anthony Boswell with four seconds left.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo N. Illinois 293160
home team logo FIU 302353
Team Stats
away team logo N. Illinois 12-14 74.3 PPG 37.8 RPG 11.6 APG
home team logo FIU 16-11 84.2 PPG 38.8 RPG 15.3 APG
Key Players
10
E. German 20.2 PPG 5.3 RPG 3.0 APG 48.8 FG%
4
B. Beard Jr. 17.4 PPG 3.4 RPG 6.2 APG 40.4 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
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Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB