Winthrop 72, N. Illinois 62
DEKALB, Ill. (AP)—Torrell Martin scored 22 points and grabbed a team-high eight rebounds Saturday to lead Winthrop to a 72-62 win over Northern Illinois.
The Eagles (6-2) held Northern Illinois scoreless for the final 8:49 of the first half en route to a 29-19 halftime lead. Winthrop continued their run into the second half, scoring the first seven points to take a 36-19 lead. The Eagles led by as many as 21 points in the second half and were never seriously threatened.
Taj McCullough added 19 points and six rebounds for Winthrop.
Zach Pancratz scored 22 points to lead Northern Illinois (3-1). Cody Yelder joined Pancratz in double figures with 11 points.
Pancratz made six of eight three pointers, while the rest of the Huskies went 1-for-8 from beyond the arc. Winthrop shot 35 percent from three point range, led by Martin’s 4-for-8.
Winthrop scored 15 points at the foul line in 23 attempts, while Northern Illinois hit seven of ten free throws. The Eagles also forced 19 turnovers, while committing ten.