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Northern Illinois Huskies (14-16)


Wed. 2/25 Sat. 2/28 Tue. 3/3 Fri. 3/6 Mon. 3/9
@ Toledo 
W 84-82
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vs. CentMi 
W 73-55
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vs. WestMi 
W 65-63
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@ BallSt 
W 71-67
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@ Akron 
L 52-76
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Akron blows past Northern Illinois 76-52 in MAC first round

AKRON, Ohio (AP) Deji Ibitayo scored 18 points and No. 7 seed Akron beat 10th-seeded Northern Illinois 76-52 on Monday in the first round of the Mid-American Conference tournament.

Akron led by as many as 38, 73-35, with 7:09 remaining before being outscored 17-3.

Reggie McAdams had 15 points and Kwan Cheatham Jr. added 12 for Akron (19-13). Cheatham, McAdams and Ibitayo made three 3-pointers apiece as the Zips hit 14 of 30 from distance.

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Leaders
Points: A. Armstead11.1
Rebounds: J. Threloff7.3
Assists: T. Baker3.1
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: A. Armstead70.3%
3P%: No qualifiers
Steals: T. Baker1.5
Blocks: J. Threloff0.7
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kentucky37-0
2 Villanova33-3
3 Wisconsin34-3
4 Duke32-4
5 Arizona34-3
6 Virginia30-4
7 Gonzaga35-2
8 Notre Dame32-5
9 Iowa State25-9
10 Kansas27-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kentucky37-0
2 Villanova33-3
3 Wisconsin34-3
4 Arizona34-3
5 Duke32-4
6 Virginia30-4
7 Gonzaga35-2
8 Notre Dame32-5
9 UNI31-4
10 Iowa State25-9
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Mid-American Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
East
Buffalo 12-6 23-10
Kent State 12-6 23-12
Bowling Green 11-7 21-12
Akron 9-9 21-14
Miami (OH) 8-10 13-19
Ohio 5-13 10-20
West
Central Michigan 12-6 23-9
Toledo 11-7 20-13
Western Michigan 10-8 20-14
Eastern Michigan 8-10 21-14
Northern Illinois 8-10 14-16
Ball State 2-16 7-23
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 65.7 (218)
Rebounds: 12.4 (47)
Assists: 9.8 (330)
FG%: 42.8% (215)
FT%: 68.0% (227)
3P%: 31.7% (285)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 66.3 (160)
Rebounds: 22.2 (283)
Assists: 12.2 (172)
FG%: 44.1% (234)
FT%: 69.3% (181)
3P%: 33.5% (138)
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