Eastern Michigan vs Northern Illinois

E. Michigan 53, N. Illinois 41


DEKALB, Ill. (AP) - Glenn Bryant and Derek Thompson scored 14 points apiece and Eastern Michigan's defense stifled Northern Illinois for the second time this season, defeating the Huskies 53-41 Wednesday night.

Eastern Michigan (13-15, 6-7 Mid-American) won for just the second time in its last six games by limiting Northern Illinois to 24 percent shooting. That's a marked improvement for the Huskies (5-21, 3-10) from a 42-25 loss to the Eagles earlier this season, when they shot just 13.1 percent for the game (an NCAA record low in the shot clock era) and tied a record with four points in the first half while shooting just 1 for 31 from the field.

This time around, Northern Illinois hit 10 of 42 shots from the field, including 5 of 17 3-pointers (the Huskies were 1 for 33 beyond the arc in the first game). They also committed 18 turnovers.

Mike Davis led Northern Illinois with nine points.

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Eastern Michigan Eagles
G. Bryant, F365-94-780314
J. Harris, F171-12-22044
D. Harrison, G320-32-48032
D. Thompson, G324-103-311314
J. Sims, G242-60-00315
J. Ross223-81-32218
M. Balkema143-60-02046
A. Harper110-20-01110
D. Riley80-20-03010
A. Strickland40-00-01010
Totals 18-4712-193372253
Northern Illinois Huskies
A. Bolin, F280-11-24211
K. Gray, F250-51-23031
D. Bowie, F191-46-96048
T. Baker, G302-32-22118
A. Nader, G262-112-29116
M. Davis203-82-41009
A. Christian192-60-00106
D. Balls120-30-01110
J. Cravatta90-00-00000
S. Mader70-10-01110
K. Gray40-00-00040
B. Hayes10-02-20002
Totals 10-4216-233571641
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Kent St.10-722-14142
Bowling Green7-1013-19225
Miami (Ohio)4-1311-21301
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Ball St.10-721-13169
W. Michigan10-716-16174
E. Michigan7-1016-17175
N. Illinois7-1015-17239
C. Michigan6-1116-16216
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