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NIU holds off Illinois Tech 73-66 behind Bradley's 18 points

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Levi Bradley scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Eugene German added 17 points with five assists and Northern Illinois made 18 free throws in holding off Division III-member Illinois Tech 73-66 on Saturday.

Dante Thorpe added 13 points for the Huskies (2-1), who shot 46 percent to the Scarlet Hawks' 41 percent but made only 3-of-18 3-pointers.

Illinois Tech closed to 49-44 on Max Hisatake's layup with 9:01 left to play, but the Huskies scored 10 straight for a 61-46 lead with 5:20 left. Illinois Tech rallied again, closing to 69-64 on Anthony Mosely Jr.'s 3 with 31 seconds left, but Thorpe and Bradley combined for four free throws from there to seal it.

Mosley's jumper tied it at 8-all, but Bradley's back-to-back layups sparked an 11-2 run and the Huskies led 19-10 and 37-23 at halftime.

Mosley scored 20 points with six assists and Hisatake had 18 points with 13 rebounds and five assists for Illinois Tech.

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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 234366
home team logo N. Illinois 2-1 373673
Team Stats
away team logo PPG RPG APG
home team logo N. Illinois 2-1 73.7 PPG 37.4 RPG 11.0 APG
Key Players
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. PPG RPG APG FG%
10
E. German 20.4 PPG 5.2 RPG 2.9 APG 49.0 FG%
Top Scorers
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PTS REB AST
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0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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