Eastern Illinois vs Northern Illinois

E. Illinois 59, N. Illinois 47


DEKALB, Ill. (AP) - Morris Woods had 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting, grabbed six rebounds and Eastern Illinois held off Northern Illinois for a 59-47 BracketBuster victory Saturday.

Eastern Illinois (9-20) led 27-25 at halftime but used an 11-2 run to begin the second half capped off by Alex Austin's 3-pointer with 16:07 to go and the Panthers never looked back.

The BracketBuster game saw 11 lead changes and five ties throughout the contest. Eastern Illinois led by as many as 13 points in the second half and out-rebounded the Huskies 37-28.

Josh Piper had nine points and grabbed eight rebounds for Eastern Illinois, which shot 45.2 percent from the field and was 16 of 25 from the free-throw line.

Abdel Nader led all scorers for Northern Illinois (5-20) with 17 points and pulled seven rebounds. The Salukis shot only 36.5 percent and were a dismal 4 of 20 from beyond the arc.

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Eastern Illinois (9-20) «273259
Northern Illinois (5-20)252247

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Eastern Illinois Panthers
J. Piper, F344-100-08009
S. Blanford, F330-19-144249
T. Jones, G352-40-18225
M. Woods, G327-104-661318
A. Austin, G282-93-44038
C. Harvey192-40-01105
K. Anderson80-00-00000
M. Herron82-40-01005
A. Lubsey30-00-02000
Totals 19-4216-253761259
Northern Illinois Huskies
D. Bowie, F274-70-05028
K. Gray, F221-40-01022
A. Bolin, F170-30-00030
A. Nader, G288-171-370317
D. Balls, G181-60-12222
T. Baker211-20-02133
K. Gray190-00-04020
A. Christian162-60-01116
J. Cravatta131-31-21004
M. Davis121-43-51005
S. Mader70-00-00010
Totals 19-525-112841947
Ohio Valley
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Eastern Ky.0-02-1169
Jax. State0-02-1169
Tenn. Tech0-02-153
Tenn. St.0-01-153
Morehead St.0-01-296
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Murray St.0-01-1336
Austin Peay0-01-2287
Eastern Ill.0-01-2320
SE Missouri St.0-01-2292
UT Martin0-01-2232

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Miami (Ohio)0-03-028
Kent St.0-02-0294
Bowling Green0-01-1294
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E. Michigan0-03-073
N. Illinois0-01-0294
W. Michigan0-02-2280
C. Michigan0-01-1128
Ball St.0-01-2272
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LOU 79
USM 73 Final
MIAMI 65 Final
OKST 73 Final
WVU 57
VCU 75 Final
XAV 71
WSU 56 Final
NMEX 91 Final
CSU 82
TCU 48 Final
KAN 74
GTOWN 57 Final
SYR 46
MU 56 Final
USD 50 Final
ARK 54 Final
FLA 71
STAN 66 Final
ORE 77
KSU 81 Final