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Northern Illinois beats Miami (Ohio) 72-61

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OXFORD, Ohio (AP) -- Aksel Bolin came off the bench for 11 points and Northern Illinois snapped a five-game losing streak, beating Miami (Ohio) 72-61 Wednesday night in the Mid-American Conference opener for both teams.

Darrell Bowie and Abdel Springs added 10 apiece for Northern Illinois, which snapped a 13-game road losing streak against Miami.

Despite outshooting Northern Illinois 52.4 percent (11 of 21) to 37.5 percent (9 of 24), Miami (5-8) entered halftime tied with the Huskies, 28-all.

The second half opened with three ties and four lead changes before Northern Illinois (3-10) jumped ahead for good on a Mike Davis jumper. The Huskies built their lead to as many as 15, 66-51, and led by at least 10 points throughout the final 5 minutes.

Will Felder led Miami with 15 points and Reggie Johnson had 12 but the Redhawks got just eight points off the bench.

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