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Northern Illinois holds off Kent State 67-65
Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013

DEKALB, Ill. (AP)—Abdel Nader’s go-ahead jumper with 2.2 seconds left sealed the deal for Northern Illinois which held off Kent State 67-65 on Wednesday night.

Northern Illinois (5-14, 3-4 MAC) led 63-54 with 2:28 remaining in the game but the Golden Flashes used an 11-2 run capped off by Devareaux Manley’s 3-pointer to tie it at 65 with 31 seconds left.

After Nader’s jumper, Kent State’s Randal Holt got a look from beyond the arc to win it but just missed as the clock expired.

The Golden Flashes never led in the contest.

Nader scored 26 points including four 3-pointers and was 8 for 11 from the free-throw line. He led the Huskies with 11 rebounds.

Darren Goodson scored 18 points and pulled 10 rebounds for Kent State (11-10, 2-5). Kris Brewer had 14 points and was a perfect 10 for 10 from the line.

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 Kent St.
Darren Goodson Darren Goodson
7-11,  18 Pts
10 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Northern Illinois
Abdel Nader Abdel Nader
7-19,  26 Pts
11 Rebs, 1 Assists

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