Stephen F. Austin 86, N. Illinois 78

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NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP)—Josh Alexander scored 31 points, including seven 3-pointers, to help lead Stephen F. Austin to an 86-78 win against Northern Illinois on Friday night.

Alexander was 9-of-12 from the field and 6-of-7 from the free-throw line. Keith Hardaway came off the bench to score 14 points, including three 3-pointers. Will Johnson and Antuane Miller each added 11 points.

The Lumberjacks (6-5) led 43-29 at the break and took a 21-point lead with 14:53 remaining. They turned 20 Northern Illinois turnovers into 23 points.

Mike McKinney led the Huskies (3-7) with 19 points. Shaun Logan added 15 points and grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds, and James Hughes had 11 points.

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 Northern Illinois
S. Logan S. Logan
6-9,  15 Pts
11 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Stephen F. Austin
J. Alexander J. Alexander
9-12,  31 Pts
4 Rebs, 0 Assists

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