NCAAB Game Recap - Akron at Northern Illinois
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:00 PM EST

Duke
72
Clem
79
F
Kansas
66
Okla
52
F
SDSU
64
Fres
55
F
Lou
73
Pitt
68
F(OT)
TCU
49
WVU
81
F
VACom
65
Dayt
79
F
DeP
75
Vill
79
F(OT)
MD
54
Wisc
56
F
Nebras
68
OhSt
80
F
TxTch
77
KansSt
63
F
Rich
70
David
64
F
LSU
89
TexAM
85
F(OT)
BGSU
85
W MI
82
F
CenMI
74
Toled
67
F
Kent
74
MiaO
77
F
Miss
55
Fla
71
F
Ball
69
E MI
52
F
Ohio
73
Buff
76
F
UCF
74
Tul
55
F
Iowa
75
NW
62
F
Akr
72
NIU
49
F
Mizzu
45
MisSt
72
F
VaTec
80
Wake
70
F
Wyo
67
Nev
68
F

Jan 14, 2020, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Akron (14-3)

44

28

72

Northern Illinois (9-8)

20

29

49

Cheese, Jackson lead Akron's 72-49 rout of N. Illinois
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:53 PM

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Tyler Cheese scored 23 points as Akron romped past Northern Illinois 72-49 on Tuesday night to remain undefeated in the Mid-American Conference.

Loren Cristian Jackson ad 17 points with eight assists for Akron (14-3, 4-0), which won its fifth consecutive game. Xeyrius Williams added 12 points and 13 rebounds, his sixth double-double this season.

Akron dominated the first half, shooting 53% from the floor (16-for-30) to build a 44-20 halftime lead. Both teams set season lows for scoring during the game. The Zips' 28 second-half points were the lowest of the season for the visitors, while the 20 points in the first half for the Huskies marked the fewest of the season for Northern Illinois.

Eugene German had 17 points and eight rebounds for the Huskies (9-8, 2-2). Tyler Cochran added 10 points and seven rebounds. Trendon Hankerson was held to two points on 1-for-4 shooting in 34 minutes.

Akron plays Toledo at home on Saturday. Northern Illinois takes on Bowling Green on the road on Saturday.

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Leaders

Akron PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Ali 0 0 0 1 0 0
M. Dawson 0 0 0 1 0 0
Northern Illinois PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
G. Daow 0 0 0 1 0 0
N. Scott 0 0 0 2 0 1

Team Comparison

Akr NIU
Points For 72 49
Field Goals 27/57-47% 18/73-25%
Three Pointers 11/28-39% 5/28-18%
Free Throws 7/11-64% 8/12-67%
Offensive Rebounds 6 22
Defensive Rebounds 35 28
Rebounds 44 57
Blocks 4 5
Steals 4 4
Turnovers 9 10
Personal Fouls 16 18
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Tue Jan 14 Akr 72 @ NIU 49 J. Sayles 1 T. Hankerson 2

Game Information

Stadium: Convocation Center, DeKalb, Illinois
Attendance: 884
Game Time: