Bradley surges past Northern Illinois 63-49

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DE KALB, Ill. (AP)—Bradley broke away from a one-point halftime deficit with two big runs in the second half to defeat Northern Illinois 63-49 on Wednesday night.

Andrew Warren made 6 of 12 shots, including 3 3-pointers, and led the Braves (5-2) with 16 points. Taylor Brown was 7 of 11 and scored 15.

Darion Anderson’s 18 points made him the only player in double figures for the Huskies (1-5).

Bradley’s biggest edge came in shooting. The Braves sank 26 of 50 shots (52 percent), the Huskies just 18 of 53 (34 percent).

Northern Illinois led at halftime 20-19. But at 17:49 of the second half, Brown’s layup started a 12-0 run that put the Braves ahead to stay 36-25.

Tony Nixon’s basket cut the Huskies’ deficit to 40-34 midway through the second half, but Bradley responded with a 10-1 spurt that provided a 50-35 edge on Brown’s layup with 6:32 left.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Bradley
Chris Roberts Chris Roberts
3-5,  11 Pts
5 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Northern Illinois
Darion (Jake) Anderson Darion (Jake) Anderson
5-11,  18 Pts
4 Rebs, 2 Assists

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