Ohio vs Northern Illinois

Ohio 67, N. Illinois 58


DeKALB, Ill. (AP) - Walter Offutt scored 19 points and Ohio started the second half on a 12-1 run in a 67-58 victory over Northern Illinois on Wednesday night.

Reggie Keely added 13 points and Nick Kellogg 12 for the Bobcats (18-4, 6-2 Mid-American), who won their fifth in a row. Jon Smith had eight rebounds and Ivo Baltic six assists.

Antone Christian's 15 points led the Huskies (2-18, 1-7), who dropped their fifth straight game. Abdel Nader added 12 for his 11th game in double figures as a freshman.

Ohio led 27-26 at the break before Kellogg hit back-to-back 3-pointers to start the Bobcats' game-turning run. Ricardo Johnson, Stevie Taylor and Keely added baskets, while all the Huskies could manage was a free throw by Nader, as Ohio took a 39-27 edge.

Ohio's lead topped out at 58-38 on two free throws by Keely with 6:11 left.

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Ohio (18-4) «274067
Northern Illinois (2-18)263258

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Ohio Bobcats
J. Smith, F311-20-28012
I. Baltic, F280-23-47613
D. Cooper, G331-62-32434
N. Kellogg, G294-51-120212
W. Offutt, G284-119-921419
R. Keely185-113-550313
R. Johnson132-22-21046
S. Taylor133-30-01118
T. Hall70-20-01010
Totals 20-4420-2631122067
Northern Illinois Huskies
K. Gray, F152-41-15145
K. Gray, F150-30-23150
S. Berg, G301-50-02313
A. Bolin, G253-40-15127
A. Nader, G232-87-1031412
M. Ford242-50-01114
A. Christian196-120-040315
T. Storm194-60-05138
T. Nixon140-40-12000
D. Grady100-24-42114
J. Jackson60-00-00010
Totals 20-5312-1935102558
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Bowling Green0-07-4188
Miami (Ohio)0-06-4115
Kent St.0-05-5268
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
C. Michigan0-08-157
E. Michigan0-07-2228
Ball St.0-06-470
N. Illinois0-06-4211
W. Michigan0-06-4162
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