N. Illinois 77, Marshall 66

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DEKALB, Ill. (AP)—Mike McKinney scored 22 points and Cory Sims added 17 to lead Northern Illinois to a 77-66 victory over Marshall in a Mid-American conference game Thursday night.

The Huskies took a 32-30 lead into the half and managed to hold off Thundering Herd before a 1,615 home crowd at the Convocation Center to snatch the win.

The lead changed eight times in the game and was tied four times.

Mark Patton led Marshall (3-16, 0-10 Mid-American) in scoring with 17 points, and Tre Whitted added 10 for the Thundering Herd.

In addition to McKinney and Sims, one other player, Todd Peterson, scored in double digits for Northern Illinois (8-11, 4-7 MAC); Peterson scored 11 points.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Marshall
M. Patton M. Patton
7-11,  17 Pts
6 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Northern Illinois
C. Sims C. Sims
5-12,  17 Pts
6 Rebs, 5 Assists

Team Stat Leaders

Points
Rebounds
Assists