Tahjai Teague tallied 18 points and 11 rebounds to carry Ball St. to a 75-54 win over Northern Illinois on Friday night.
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Eugene German had 22 points as Northern Illinois easily defeated Toledo 71-50 on Tuesday night to clinch a first-round bye in the upcoming Mid-American Conference tournament.
Brandon Johnson and Michael Flowers scored 20 points apiece and Jared Printy buried a 3-pointer with 5 seconds remaining to send Western Michigan past Northern Illinois 72-69 on Saturday.
Eugene German hit a career-high seven 3-pointers, including the go-ahead 3 with 8.9 seconds left, and tied his season best with 27 points to help Northern Illinois beat Eastern Michigan 73-71 on Tuesday night.
Trendon Hankerson sank two free throws with 10 seconds remaining in overtime and Northern Illinois hald off Central Michigan 82-81 on Saturday.
Isaiah Coleman-Lands had 15 points off the bench to lift Miami (Ohio) to a 65-60 win over Northern Illinois on Saturday.
Ishmael El-Amin had 22 points as Ball State narrowly beat Northern Illinois 63-59 on Tuesday night.
Eugene German had a season-high 27 points as Northern Illinois narrowly defeated Kent State 57-54 on Friday night.
Eugene German had 25 points as Northern Illinois narrowly defeated Toledo 66-61 on Tuesday night for its fifth straight win.
Eugene German scored 18 points, Noah McCarty added a career-high 16, including the game-winning shot, and Northern Illinois beat Ohio 61-59 on Tuesday night to win its third straight.
Eugene German registered 12 points as Northern Illinois beat Western Michigan 58-52 on Saturday.
Eugene German scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Northern Illinois held off Kent State 76-69 on Tuesday night, handing the Golden Flashes their first home loss of the season.
Daeqwon Plowden tallied 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead Bowling Green to a 66-64 win over Northern Illinois on Saturday.
Tyler Cheese scored 23 points as Akron romped past Northern Illinois 72-49 on Tuesday night to remain undefeated in the Mid-American Conference.
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Rod Henry-Hays hit four straight from the free throw line in the final 19 seconds to preserve Northern Illinois' 71-68 victory over Eastern Michigan on Saturday afternoon.
Kevin McKay scored 21 points but none so important as the game-winning layup off the glass as the final buzzer sounded on Central Michigan's come-from-behind 68-67 defeat of Northern Illinois on Tuesday night.
Eugene German matched his season high with 26 points as Northern Illinois held off a late rally by Buffalo to defeat the defending Mid-American Conference champs 73-72 on Saturday.
JayQuan McCloud had a career-high 32 points as Green Bay edged past Northern Illinois 85-84 on Saturday.
Eugene German scored 22 points as Northern Illinois beat Chicago State 75-60 on Thursday night, halting a three-game losing streak.
Trey McGowens scored 18 points as Pitt held off upset-minded Northern Illinois 59-50 on Monday night.
Joe Mooney had 17 points and six rebounds and UC Davis held off a late rally to defeat Northern Illinois 66-57 on Saturday.
Malik Fitts had 13 points and 12 rebounds to lead Saint Mary's to a 61-49 win over Northern Illinois on Thursday night, the Gaels' eighth straight victory.
Eugene German had 21 points as Northern Illinois easily beat Oakland 74-50 on Monday night.
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