Northern Illinois vs Toledo

Toledo 71, N. Illinois 41


TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Curtis Dennis scored 18 points and Toledo routed Northern Illinois 71-41 in a Mid-American Conference game Wednesday night to snap a three-game overall skid and a four-game losing streak in the series.

The Rockets' winning margin was their largest over a MAC team since an 88-58 win over Eastern Michigan on Jan. 26, 2006.

The Huskies' 41 points also were the fewest Toledo (9-9, 1-3) has allowed in a league game since beating Bowling Green 53-41 on Jan. 31, 1998.

Northern Illinois (2-14, 1-3) stayed close early, with four ties and four lead changes.

Toledo pulled ahead for good at 12-11 with 12:09 left until halftime, and built a 37-18 lead by intermission.

Reese Holiday added 11 points and Dominique Buckley 10 for Toledo.

The Huskies, coming off a 74-66 win over Central Michigan, had 23 turnovers and were led by Stian Berg and Keith Gray with eight points apiece.

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Northern Illinois Huskies
K. Gray, F241-11-26133
T. Toler, F192-72-24106
S. Berg, G283-70-11048
A. Bolin, G262-20-03124
A. Nader, G261-103-65025
K. Gray172-44-44018
T. Nixon171-40-01113
A. Christian150-30-01100
M. Ford141-41-40043
T. Storm80-00-01000
D. Grady30-00-00010
J. Jackson30-11-41001
Totals 13-4312-232751841
Toledo Rockets
R. Holliday, F274-60-051311
M. Smith, F274-51-16129
D. Buckley, G324-90-034110
R. Pearson, G293-72-29238
J. Brown, G263-92-41439
C. Dennis276-103-352318
A. Mathew141-12-20024
R. Wonnell100-00-01010
D. Dear40-00-00020
J. Ewing20-00-01000
Z. Riddle20-02-20012
Totals 25-4712-1432142171
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E. Michigan0-04-1175
C. Michigan0-03-1243
N. Illinois0-02-2313
W. Michigan0-02-3302
Ball St.0-01-4300
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