Kent State vs. Northern Illinois: Recap and Stats

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Kent State vs. Northern Illinois: Recap and Stats
Kent State 65
(11-10, 5-4 away)
Northern Illinois 67
(5-14, 3-5 home)
Venue: Convocation Center (IL)
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, January 30, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Kent State 27 38 65
Northern Illinois 34 33 67
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Kent State D Goodson 18 D Goodson 10 R Holt 3
Northern Illinois A Nader 26 A Nader 11 D Balls 7

On Wednesday, January 30th, Northern Illinois just barely slipped by Kent State 67-65 in conference play. Abdel Nader picked up a double-double for the Huskies including a game-high 26 points and 11 rebounds. Keith Gray had seven points and added two rebounds. Darren Goodson recorded a double-double for the Golden Flashes with a team-high 18 points and 10 rebounds. Next up for Northern Illinois (4-14, 2-4 MAC) is Toledo (7-10, 3-3 MAC) on Saturday, February 2nd on their home court.

Northern Illinois Game Notes

  • Northern Illinois started 5-14 during the 2007 and 1998 seasons (since 1996).
  • NIU beat the spread by 8.0 points. That makes the 10th time this season the Huskies have beaten the spread.
  • Northern Illinois has won 100% of the time this season (5-0) when its field goal percentage has been 46.8% or better.
  • The Huskies have won 80% of the time this season (4-1) after recording 67 or more total points.
  • NIU has won 100% of the time this season (4-0) when opponents record 27 or fewer rebounds.
  • NIU set a season low for steals.
  • Northern Illinois has been outshot by their opponents in free throw percentage for the past 5 games.
  • This is the 8th game at home this season--NIU has a -5.6 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Abdel Nader recorded a team season high in points with 26, free throws made with 8, and rebounds with 11.
  • Daveon Balls tallied a team season high in assists with 7.
  • Abdel Nader accounted for 38.8% of the team's points.
  • Abdel Nader accounted for 34.3% of the team's rebounds.
  • Abdel Nader has led the team in scoring 6 times and in rebounding 5 times in 19 games this season.
  • This marks the 6th 20-point game of Abdel Nader's career.
  • Abdel Nader recorded a double-double. It was the 1st of his career.
  • Abdel Nader had career highs with 26 points and 11 rebounds.
  • This was the 3rd foul out of the season for Keith Gray.

Kent State Game Notes

  • Kent State lost and did not cover the spread.
  • The Golden Flashes have lost 4 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Kent State has lost 23 close games.
  • This loss extended the Golden Flashes losing streak to 4 games.
  • Kris Brewer recorded a team season high in free throws made with 10.
  • The top two scorers (Darren Goodson and Kris Brewer) accounted for 49.2% of the points.
  • Darren Goodson accounted for 37.0% of the team's rebounds.
  • Kris Brewer set career highs with 10 free throws made and 4 steals.
  • Darren Goodson recorded the 1st double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Darren Goodson recorded a double-double. It was the 1st of his career.
KSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ADarren Goodson2818101000
BKris Brewer351431405
B-D. Manley14900000
C+Mark Henniger27511110
C+Randal Holt33923103
C+Bryson Pope16230000
C-Chris Evans30702103
D+Kellon Thomas11110000
-Khaliq Spicer3010011
-Melvin Tabb3010000
NIU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Abdel Nader2826111212
BKeith Gray15721001
B-Daveon Balls25417203
B-Kevin Gray27741021
C+Akeem Springs13311100
CAksel Bolin31910001
CA. Christian10321001
CDarrell Bowie24631003
-Mike Davis7210001
DTravon Baker18011002

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