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NCAA Game Summary - Western Michigan at Northern Illinois



(Saturday, January 19)

Final Score: Western Michigan 71, Northern Illinois 34

DeKalb, IL (Sports Network) - David Brown netted a team-high 13 points as the Western Michigan Broncos completed a 71-34 rout of the Northern Illinois Huskies in Mid-American Conference action at the NIU Convocation Center.

Brown came off the bench making 2-of-4 from beyond the arc to help the Broncos (10-8, 2-2 MAC) collect a victory for the second time in a row. Shayne Whittington was one point shy of a double- double as he grabbed 10 boards.

For the Huskies (3-13, 1-3), Kevin Gray tallied 13 points and five rebounds but was the only player in double-figures as NIU fell to a three-game losing streak.

WMU opened up the contest on a 14-6 run. The Broncos made 47.4 percent of their shots from the floor including 5-of-10 from long-range, while holding the Huskies to a mere 7-of-25 shooting from the floor in the opening 20 minutes to take a 31-20 lead into the intermission.

WMU continued its solid shooting making 62.5 percent from the floor and 18- of-20 from the free throw line, NIU continued to struggle and scored just 14 second half points after making only four of their 30 field goal attempts after the break.

The Broncos dominated the boards, 42-27, and made 7-of-14 from long-range to coast to the decision.

01/20 00:49:05 ET