NCAAB Game Recap - Northern Illinois at Central Michigan
Tue Jan 7, 2020 7:00 PM EST

Baylor
57
TxTch
52
F
OhSt
55
MD
67
F
Mia-FL
58
Lou
74
F
KY
78
UGA
69
F
Vill
64
Crei
59
F
UVA
53
BC
60
F
PSU
61
Rut
72
F
Hou
78
Temp
74
F
SoFL
59
ECU
62
F
Prov
81
Marq
80
F(OT)
Tenn
69
Mizzu
59
F
Rider
61
Quin
80
F
Fla
81
SCar
68
F
E MI
68
Ohio
74
F
Toled
77
Kent
84
F
(N/A)
68
Corn
100
F
NIU
67
CenMI
68
F
(N/A)
53
Brown
79
F
MiaO
76
BGSU
78
F
Buff
68
Ball
88
F
W MI
69
Akr
84
F
Valpa
50
SIU
63
F
IndSt
60
NrthIA
68
F
MOSt
67
IlSt
63
F
VaTec
67
Syr
63
F
TCU
59
KansSt
57
F
Miss
47
TexAM
57
F
Iowa
70
Nebras
76
F
LoyIL
62
Drake
65
F
UtSt
60
AF
79
F
Fres
64
NM
78
F

Jan 7, 2020, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Northern Illinois (8-7)

36

31

67

Central Michigan (9-6)

33

35

68

McKay scores winner at the buzzer, C. Michigan rallies 68-67
Tue Jan 7, 2020 10:40 PM

MT. PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) Kevin McKay scored 21 points but none so important as the game-winning layup off the glass as the final buzzer sounded on Central Michigan's come-from-behind 68-67 defeat of Northern Illinois on Tuesday night.

The clash between Mid-American Conference unbeatens was fought all the way to the wire and McKay's winner capped a nine-minute rally as the Chippewas (9-6, 2-0) came from 11 points down. Northern Illinois (8-7, 1-1) had taken a 67-63 lead on two Trendon Hankerson free throws with 14.8 seconds on the clock.

Devontae Lane erased most of that by converting a three-point play with 9.1 seconds to go. The Chippewas fouled and Northern Illinois missed the front end of a one-and-one. David DiLeo grabbed the rebound for Central Michigan and, with about three seconds left, whipped the ball to Lane, who raced past half-court and found McKay open near the basket.

DiLeo added 12 points and Lane 11 with six steals for Central Michigan, which won its ninth straight home game.

Eugene German led the Huskies with 20 points, Lacey James added 14 with seven rebounds.

Central Michigan takes on Kent State on the road on Saturday. Northern Illinois takes on Eastern Michigan at home on Saturday.

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Leaders

Northern Illinois PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
C. Johnson 0 0 0 0 0 0
E. German 20 0 4 2 1 0
Central Michigan PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
C. Redman 0 0 1 0 0 0
T. Broadway 0 0 0 3 0 0

Team Comparison

NIU CenMI
Points For 67 68
Field Goals 27/58-47% 24/54-44%
Three Pointers 3/13-23% 5/22-23%
Free Throws 10/14-71% 15/20-75%
Offensive Rebounds 7 8
Defensive Rebounds 25 27
Rebounds 33 38
Blocks 1 4
Steals 7 9
Turnovers 13 15
Personal Fouls 22 16
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - CenMI Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Tue Jan 7 NIU 67 @ CenMI 68 J. Lee 2 K. Hamlet 2

Game Information

Stadium: McGuirk Arena, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
Attendance: 1,519
Game Time: