Bowling Green hangs on, beats N. Illinois to make MAC final
CLEVELAND (AP) — Dylan Frye scored 25 points, Justin Turner made a big late steal and Bowling Green hung on beat Northern Illinois 71-67 in the semifinals Friday night to advance to its first...
N. Illinois meets BG in MAC semis
Northern Illinois (17-16, 10-10) vs. Bowling Green (21-11, 13-6)
Mid-American Conference Tourney Semifinals, Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
Northern Illinois upends Toledo 80-76 in MAC quarterfinals
CLEVELAND (AP) — Eugene German scored 27 points and Dante Thorpe made two critical free throws with 4.8 seconds left as Northern Illinois upset second-seeded Toledo 80-76 on Thursday night to...
Toledo meets N. Illinois in MAC quarters
No. 7 seed Northern Illinois (16-16, 9-10) vs. No. 2 seed Toledo (25-6, 13-5)
Mid-American Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland; Thursday, 5:30 p.m....
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Levi Bradley had 22 points as Northern Illinois topped Ball State 64-57 on Friday night.
Eugene German had 15 points for Northern Illinois (15-16, 8-10 Mid-American...
Ball State looks for home win vs N. Illinois
Northern Illinois (14-16, 7-10) vs. Ball State (15-15, 6-11)
John E. Worthen Arena, Muncie, Indiana; Friday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Ball State looks for its fourth straight win over...
Bradley lifts N. Illinois past Cent. Michigan 89-86
MT. PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Levi Bradley had 26 points as Northern Illinois narrowly beat Central Michigan 89-86 on Tuesday night.
Thompson IV leads E. Michigan over N. Illinois 75-69
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — James Thompson IV recorded 15 points and 17 rebounds as Eastern Michigan defeated Northern Illinois 75-69 on Saturday. Boubacar Toure added 12 points and 16 rebounds for the...
Bradley leads N. Illinois over W. Michigan 70-65
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Levi Bradley registered 16 points as Northern Illinois edged past Western Michigan 70-65 on Tuesday night.
Noah McCarty had 12 points and nine rebounds for Northern...
N. Illinois looks to end streak vs W. Michigan
Western Michigan (8-19, 2-12) vs. Northern Illinois (12-15, 5-9)
Convocation Center, DeKalb, Illinois; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Western Michigan looks to extend Northern...
Navigato sparks Toledo comeback, edging N. Illinois 57-54
TOLDEO, Ohio (AP) — Nate Navigato scored 10 of his 21 points late in the game as Toledo overcame an 11-point Northern Illinois lead to edge the Huskies 57-54 Saturday night.
N. Illinois looks to end streak vs Toledo
Northern Illinois (12-14, 5-8) vs. Toledo (20-6, 8-5)
Savage Arena, Toledo, Ohio; Saturday, 6 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Toledo looks to extend Northern Illinois's conference losing streak...
Turner carries Bowling Green past N. Illinois 87-67
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Justin Turner had a career-high 34 points as Bowling Green easily beat Northern Illinois 87-67 on Saturday.
Dylan Frye had 13 points for Bowling Green (18-7, 10-2 Mid-American Conference). Antwon Lillard added 10 points and six assists. Marlon Sierra had seven rebounds for the visitors.
Levi Bradley had 18 points for the Huskies (12-14, 5-8), whose losing streak stretched to five games. Eugene German added 15 points. Lacey James had 13 points.
Dugan scores 26 to lead W. Michigan past N. Illinois 76-74
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Seth Dugan had 26 points and 11 rebounds as Western Michigan snapped its 10-game losing streak, narrowly beating Northern Illinois 76-74 on Tuesday night.
Michael Flowers had 14 points for Western Michigan (7-17, 1-10 Mid-American Conference). Jared Printy added 13 points. Kawanise Wilkins had nine rebounds for the home team.
Persons’ free throw lifts Ball State over NIU 72-71
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Tayler Persons hit six 3-pointers and scored 29 points, including the game-winning free throw with two seconds left, and Ball State beat Northern Illinois 72-71 on Tuesday night to end a four-game skid.
Jackson leads Toledo past N. Illinois 69-55 in MAC West
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Marreon Jackson scored 16 points, opened the game with the first of his four 3-pointers and Toledo led all the way Saturday, defeating Northern Illinois 69-55 in the battle for first place in the Western Division of the Mid-American Conference.
Nate Navigato scored 14 with a trio of 3s and Chris Darrington scored 11, also making three from distance as the Rockets (18-5, 6-3) shot 13 of 30 from behind the 3-point arc.
Thorpe with 20 points leads NIU over Ohio 71-60
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Dante Thorpe scored 20 points, including a go-ahead 3 that sparked a game-deciding 15-4 run, and Northern Illinois beat Ohio 71-60 on Tuesday night for coach Mark Montgomery's 100th career win.
Eugene German scored 15 and dished six assists and Levi Bradley added 14 points with six rebounds for the Huskies (12-9, 5-3 Mid-American Conference), who scored 12 points on 13 forced turnovers and held an 18-3 advantage on fast-break points.
Jackson with 22 points leads Akron past N. Illinois 67-65
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Loren Cristian Jackson scored 22 points as Akron rallied in the second half to edge Northern Illinois 67-65 on Saturday night.
Jackson was 9 of 11 from the free throw line for the Zips (12-8, 4-3 Mid-American Conference), who have won three of the last four. Daniel Utomi added 14 points and Jimond Ivey had 11 points and eight rebounds.
Buzzer-beating layup lifts N. Illinois past No. 14 Buffalo
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Northern Illinois caught Buffalo flat-footed just before the buzzer.
Reserve Noah McCarty got open in the paint, caught a pass and hit a layup with 2 seconds to play, and the Huskies upset the 14th-ranked Bulls 77-75 on Tuesday night. It was Northern Illinois' first home victory over a ranked team in 47 years.
Walker’s 31 pts lead Kent State past N Illinois 78-68
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Jaylin Walker scored 31 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Kent State used a 50-point second half to beat Northern Illinois 78-68 on Saturday.
Antonio Williams scored 13 points with five assists for the Golden Flashes (14-4, 3-2 Mid-American Conference) and Akiean Frederick scored 12. Kent State won its second straight and now has tallied six wins in its last eight contests.
German scores 27, NIU uses big 2nd half to rally past Akron
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Eugene German had 27 points, seven rebounds and five 3-pointers and Northern Illinois used a big second half to rally past Akron 73-56 on Saturday.
Akron led 34-25 at halftime but NIU dominated the second half by outscoring the Zips 48-22. Akron only made four second-half field goals through the first 16 minutes, to trail 66-49 with 3:46 left, and the Huskies were shooting 75 percent at the same point.
Thorpe, German combine for 47, N. Illinois tops Miami (Ohio)
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Dante Thorpe scored 24 points on 10-for-15 shooting with five assists, Eugene German added 23 points and Northern Illinois broke away from Miami (Ohio) 83-70 Tuesday night.
German and Thorpe scored all 13 points as Northern Illinois (9-6, 2-0 Mid-American Conference) stretched its lead with a 13-2 run over 4 1/2 minutes late in the game.
James scores 20, NIU beats Ohio in overtime MAC opener
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Lacey James scored 20 points, including the tiebreaking free throws in overtime, and Northern Illinois beat Ohio 72-66 on Saturday in a Mid-American Conference opener.
James was fouled on a putback — he finished with 14 rebounds — and made two free throws for a 68-66 lead and added two more with 48 seconds left. He missed a pair seconds later but the Huskies retained possession and Levi Bradley added the final points at the line.
German scores 30; Northern Illinois rolls Oral Roberts 87-66
ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — Eugene German scored 30 points and Northern Illinois rolled to an 87-66 victory over Oral Roberts on Friday in an Oakland Hoops Challenge opener.
German was 11 of 21 from the field and made five 3-pointers. Levi Bradley added 21 points, eight rebounds, four assists and three steals for Northern Illinois (3-1).
Kevin Obanor had 16 points to lead Oral Roberts (2-5). D.J. Weaver scored 14 points and Kaelen Malone 12.
N. Illinois rally sends Huskies past Ball St. 66-65
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Levi Bradley scored 18 points with a career-high 17 rebounds and Eugene German's jump shot with 16 seconds left sent Northern Illinois past Ball State 66-65 on Friday night.
Tayler Persons missed a 3-point attempt for Ball State to end the game. German finished with 25 points and Dante Thorpe scored 11 for Northern Illinois (13-18, 6-12 Mid-American Conference).
Fletcher’s triple-double leads Toledo to MAC West crown
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Tre'Shaun Fletcher scored 20 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished 11 assists and Toledo walloped Northern Illinois 97-67 Tuesday night to clinch the Mid-American Conference West Division title outright.
German sparks Northern Illinois past Western Michigan 75-67
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Eugene German scored 21 of his 31 points in the second half and Northern Illinois dominated after intermission to post a 75-67 victory over Western Michigan on Saturday.
McKay sparks Central Michigan past Northern Illinois 80-72
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Kevin McKay came off the bench to score a career-high 33 points and hit several big shots down the stretch to help Central Michigan pull away late for an 80-72 victory over Northern Illinois on Tuesday night.
German scores 28, OT winner as NIU upsets Buffalo 90-88
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Eugene German scored 28 points, the last coming on a drive with four seconds left in overtime, and Northern Illinois knocked off Mid-American Conference leader Buffalo 90-88 on Saturday.
German dribbled away about 15 seconds near midcourt before darting down the lane and getting a tough floater to fall with one second on the shot clock. C.J. Massinburg's shot from just inside midcourt hit the backboard but wasn't close to going in.
Toledo escapes upset bid by Northern Illinois 82-77
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Jaelan Sanford tossed in 22 points, Tre'Shaun Fletcher scored 20 and Marreon Jackson came up big down the stretch to help Toledo hold off upset-minded Northern Illinois 82-77 on Tuesday night.
Kozinski sparks Central Michigan by Northern Illinois 81-67
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Josh Kozinski broke Central Michigan's program record for career 3-pointers and scored a career-high 24 points to lead the Chippewas past Northern Illinois 81-67 on Tuesday night.
German helps Northern Illinois rout Bowling Green 93-62
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Eugene German didn't miss a shot and finished with 19 points as Northern Illinois routed Bowling Green 93-62 on Tuesday night.
German was 7 of 7 from the field and made all five of his free throws. Lacey James added 15 points for Northern Illinois (10-10, 3-4 Mid-American Conference), which had five players in double-figure scoring and snapped a two-game skid.
Ivey has double-double, Akron rolls past N. Illinois 82-67
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Jimond Ivey had 15 points, 10 rebounds and five assists as Akron rolled to an 82-67 victory over Northern Illinois on Saturday.
Malcolm Duvivier and Virshon Cotton scored 17 points apiece to lead Akron (9-9, 2-4 Mid-American Conference), which has won two of its last three games. Daniel Utomi chipped in 16 points.
Dante Thorpe and Eugene German had 16 points each for Northern Illinois (9-10, 2-4). Gairges Daow added 14 points.
German leads Northern Illinois over Eastern Michigan 72-66
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Eugene German scored 26 points and Northern Illinois snapped a two-game skid, beating Eastern Michigan 72-66 on Saturday.
Levi Bradley added 14 points and six rebounds, Justin Thomas had 11 points and Lacey James had nine points and eight rebounds.
Bowling Green holds off Northern Illinois rally, 66-57
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Demajeo Wiggins converted a three-point play and Justin Turner hit two free throws in the final minute to secure Bowling Green's 66-57 win over Northern Illinois Tuesday night
Bowling Green built a 33-19 lead by intermission and maintained a double-digit advantage well into the second half, but the Huskies went on a 12-0 run that started with a Levi Bradley free throw and ended on a Dante Thorpe layup that got them within a point, 52-51 with six minutes to play.
N. Illinois uses 16-3 run to down Kent St. 72-59
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Levi Bradley scored 25 points and a tied a career-high with 14 rebounds and Northern Illinois pulled away in the second half to beat Kent State 75-61 on Tuesday night in a Mid-American Conference opener.
Bradley also set a career best with 14-of-14 shooting from the free throw line. Northern Illinois led 33-32 at halftime before Desmond Ridenour's layup put the Golden Flashes up 51-48 with 11 minutes left.
E. Michigan eliminates N. Illinois with a 72-69 win
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — James Thompson IV scored 21 points with 11 rebounds, Ray Lee scored 20 and Eastern Michigan beat Northern Illinois 72-69 on Monday in the first round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament on Monday.
Ty Toney blocked Eugene German's 3-point attempt at the buzzer to preserve the win. Eastern Michigan (16-16) will play top-seed Akron (24-7) in the quarterfinals on Thursday.
Mangum, Lee combine for 44, E. Michigan ends 7-game slide
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — James Thompson IV notched his 35th career double-double and erased an early deficit with a pair of free throws as Eastern Michigan rolled to an 84-68 victory against Northern Illinois on Saturday, halting a seven-game losing streak.
Willie Mangum IV led the Eagles with 22 points, Ray Lee added 21 — his third straight game at 20-plus — and Thompson finished with 17 points and 12 boards. He shot 4-for-6 from the floor and was 9 of 11 at the line.
Northern Illinois holds off Miami (Ohio) for 62-58 win
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Eugene German scored 12 points and Marin Maric added 11 while grabbing 12 rebounds as Northern Illinois held off a late rally to beat Miami (Ohio) 62-58 on Tuesday night.
Northern Illinois held a 31-24 lead at the break and was up 54-46 with 5:41 left in the game. The RedHawks rallied to close to 57-53 after Michael Weathers drilled a 3 with 2:17 left. Maric made four of Northern Illinois' five free throws down the stretch to seal the win.
Miami (OH) holds off Northern Illinois for 69-67 win
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Abdoulaye Harouna nailed 5 of 7 from beyond the arc to finish with a career-best 18 points as Miami (Ohio) held on to beat Northern Illinois 69-67 Tuesday night in the Mid-American Conference opener for both teams.
Maric goes 11 of 12, scores 22 in Northern Illinois’ win
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Marin Maric scored 22 points on 11-of-12 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds and Northern Illinois defeated Olivet Nazarene 95-69 on Wednesday night.
Aaric Armstead added 16 points, Levi Bradley 12, Justin Thomas 11 and Dontel Highsmith and Eugene German 10 each for the Huskies (5-5), who shot 58.8 percent in their first home game since Nov. 26 to snap a two-game losing streak.
Armstead has 21, N Illinois turns back Ill-Chicago 92-81
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Aaric Armstead scored 21 points and Northern Illinois made 20 of 24 free throws to defeat Illinois-Chicago 92-81 on Saturday.
Eugene German added 17 points, Marin Maric 16 and Jaylen Key 12 for the Huskies (4-3), who never trailed.