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NCAA Game Summary - Northern Illinois at Kent State



(Wednesday, January 29th)

Final Score: Northern Illinois 50, Kent State 49

Kent, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Travon Baker drained two free throws with 5.2 seconds remaining to lift the Northern Illinois Huskies over the Kent State Golden Flashes, 50-49, in a Mid-American Conference tilt at the MAC Center.

The Huskies (8-11, 2-5 MAC) were led by Aksel Bolin with 14 points, while Baker added 11 points and Jordan Threloff chipped in with 10.

Darren Goodson finished with 10 points to lead the Golden Flashes (11-9, 2-5), who have now lost four straight.

NIU shot 42.1 percent from the field in the first half, including 2-of-6 from 3-point range. Despite shooting just 36 percent from the floor, Kent State carried a 28-21 lead into intermission thanks in part to a 7-of-10 showing at the free-throw line.

After the break, both teams struggled from the field. The Golden Flashes shot 33.3 percent from the floor, while the Huskies made just 28.6 percent of their field goal tries. Trailing by 14 early in the final period, 40-26, NIU went on a 20-5 run to eventually pull ahead with just over three minutes to play. The teams traded leads in the final minutes, with the Golden Flashes going ahead 49-48 with nine seconds remaining, but Baker was fouled on the ensuing possession and put the Huskies ahead with his two free throws. Brewer had a chance to win it for the home team, but his desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer was off the mark.

The Huskies had the edge in points in the paint, 23-16. They also outrebounded the Golden Flashes, 35-27.

01/29 22:42:42 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
2nd Intermission
WIN 3
CAR 1
 
4th
KAN 0
SFG 5
 
3rd
MIA 56
HOU 60
 
3rd
MIN 72
IND 55
 
3rd
OKC 63
UTA 83
 
2nd
DEN 27
POR 31
 
10:00pm Tonight
LAL
PHO
 
10:30pm Tonight
GSW
LAC
 
2nd
LALAF 34
ARKST 23
 
Final
NJD 3
NYR 4
 
2nd Intermission
BOS 5
SJS 3
 
Final
NYI 2
TOR 5
 
3rd
MON 0
DET 1
 
2nd Intermission
NAS 2
ARI 2
 
2nd Intermission
WIN 3
CAR 1
 
2nd
CHI 3
PHI 0
 
2nd
DAL 6
VAN 1
 
1st Intermission
COL 0
FLA 2
 
1st Intermission
CAL 0
TAM 0