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Northern Illinois beats SIU-Edwardsville 65-54
Wednesday, Dec 5, 2012

DEKALB, Ill. (AP)—Aksel Bolin scored 15 points to lead Northern Illinois to a 65-54 win over SIU-Edwardsville on Wednesday night.

Bolin was 7 of 10 from the field. Sam Mader scored 11 points, and Travon Baker had 10. Keith Gray had five rebounds for the Huskies (3-5).

SIU-Edwardsville had a brief lead early in the first half. Sam Nader scored on a jumper at the 12:12 mark, putting the Huskies up by one, and they would never trail again. At halftime, they were up 36-25. The Huskies made 22 points off turnovers. They shot 52 percent from the field for the game, while the Cougars shot 39.5 percent.

Jerome Jones led the Cougars (2-4) with 19 points. Kris Davis added 16. Derian Shaffer had seven rebounds.

The win broke a three-game losing streak for Northern Illinois.

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 SIU Edwardsville
Jerome Jones Jerome Jones
7-13,  19 Pts
5 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Northern Illinois
Aksel Bolin Aksel Bolin
7-10,  15 Pts
3 Rebs, 0 Assists

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