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N. Illinois builds big lead early, tops Chicago St. 95-77

CHICAGO (AP) Eugene German scored 26 points and Northern Illinois jumped out to a double-digit lead midway through the first half and cruised to a 95-77 victory over Chicago State on Saturday.

German was 10 of 16 from the field and Levi Bradley added 14 points for Northern Illinois (5-3). Rod Henry-Hayes had 13 points, Justin Thomas finished with 11 and each made three 3-pointers. The Huskies shot 52 percent from the field and made 11 of 22 from beyond the arc.

Fred Sims Jr. scored 19 points to lead Chicago State (2-9). Jelani Pruitt added 12 points and Rob Shaw had 10.

Three straight 3-pointers, two from German and another from Bradley, capped a 31-19 surge to open the game as the Huskies built a 53-34 halftime lead. German scored 16 points and Bradley had seven in the first half. The Cougars pulled to 69-54 with 12:38 left but didn't get closer.

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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 4-3 534295
home team logo Chicago St. 2-9 344377
Team Stats
away team logo N. Illinois 4-3 73.7 PPG 37.4 RPG 11.0 APG
home team logo Chicago St. 2-9 61.6 PPG 34.6 RPG 11.8 APG
Key Players
10
E. German 20.4 PPG 5.2 RPG 2.9 APG 49.0 FG%
10
A. Harris 13.7 PPG 5.1 RPG 2.1 APG 43.1 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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
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