Kent State vs Northern Illinois

N. Illinois 67, Kent St. 65


DEKALB, Ill. (AP) - Abdel Nader's go-ahead jumper with 2.2 seconds left sealed the deal for Northern Illinois which held off Kent State 67-65 on Wednesday night.

Northern Illinois (5-14, 3-4 MAC) led 63-54 with 2:28 remaining in the game but the Golden Flashes used an 11-2 run capped off by Devareaux Manley's 3-pointer to tie it at 65 with 31 seconds left.

After Nader's jumper, Kent State's Randal Holt got a look from beyond the arc to win it but just missed as the clock expired.

The Golden Flashes never led in the contest.

Nader scored 26 points including four 3-pointers and was 8 for 11 from the free-throw line. He led the Huskies with 11 rebounds.

Darren Goodson scored 18 points and pulled 10 rebounds for Kent State (11-10, 2-5). Kris Brewer had 14 points and was a perfect 10 for 10 from the line.

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Kent State Golden Flashes
C. Evans, F302-71-40227
D. Goodson, F287-114-8101318
K. Spicer, F30-00-01000
K. Brewer, G352-410-1031314
R. Holt, G334-170-02319
M. Henniger272-41-11125
B. Pope160-12-23032
D. Manley143-60-00039
K. Thomas110-11-21031
M. Tabb30-00-01010
Totals 20-5119-272782165
Northern Illinois Huskies
A. Bolin, F312-44-61039
K. Gray, F273-41-34117
D. Bowie, F243-40-03136
A. Nader, G287-198-11111226
D. Balls, G251-32-21724
T. Baker180-20-01110
K. Gray153-41-12157
A. Springs131-30-01113
A. Christian101-30-02113
M. Davis71-10-01002
J. Cravatta20-00-00000
Totals 22-4716-2332141967
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E. Michigan7-1016-17175
N. Illinois7-1015-17239
C. Michigan6-1116-16216
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