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German scores 27, NIU uses big 2nd half to rally past Akron

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Eugene German had 27 points, seven rebounds and five 3-pointers and Northern Illinois used a big second half to rally past Akron 73-56 on Saturday.

Akron led 34-25 at halftime but NIU dominated the second half by outscoring the Zips 48-22. Akron only made four second-half field goals through the first 16 minutes, to trail 66-49 with 3:46 left, and the Huskies were shooting 75 percent at the same point.

NIU took its first lead of the second half during a 16-0 run, ending in a 56-44 lead with 7:43 to go, and the Huskies led by double figures the rest of the game.

Dante Thorpe added 15 points and Lacey James 10 for NIU (10-6, 3-0 Mid-American Conference).

Akron (9-7, 1-2) was held to 34 percent shooting and Daniel Utomi and Channel Banks each had a team-high nine points. Utomi, averaging 15.7 points per game, was 3 of 12 from the field, missing all six 3-pointers.

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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 Akron 9-7 342256
home team logo N. Illinois 10-6 254873
Team Stats
away team logo Akron 9-7 69.5 PPG 40.3 RPG 12.0 APG
home team logo N. Illinois 10-6 74.3 PPG 37.8 RPG 11.6 APG
Key Players
03
D. Utomi 13.9 PPG 5.8 RPG 1.4 APG 38.2 FG%
10
E. German 20.2 PPG 5.3 RPG 3.0 APG 48.8 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