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Eastern Michigan stifles Northern Illinois 53-41
Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013

DEKALB, Ill. (AP)—Glenn Bryant and Derek Thompson scored 14 points apiece and Eastern Michigan’s defense stifled Northern Illinois for the second time this season, defeating the Huskies 53-41 Wednesday night.

Eastern Michigan (13-15, 6-7 Mid-American) won for just the second time in its last six games by limiting Northern Illinois to 24 percent shooting. That’s a marked improvement for the Huskies (5-21, 3-10) from a 42-25 loss to the Eagles earlier this season, when they shot just 13.1 percent for the game (an NCAA record low in the shot clock era) and tied a record with four points in the first half while shooting just 1 for 31 from the field.

This time around, Northern Illinois hit 10 of 42 shots from the field, including 5 of 17 3-pointers (the Huskies were 1 for 33 beyond the arc in the first game). They also committed 18 turnovers.

Mike Davis led Northern Illinois with nine points.

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 East. Michigan
Glenn Bryant Glenn Bryant
5-9,  14 Pts
8 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Northern Illinois
Darrell Bowie Darrell Bowie
1-4,  8 Pts
6 Rebs, 0 Assists

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