Toledo vs. Northern Illinois: Recap and Stats

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Toledo vs. Northern Illinois: Recap and Stats
Toledo 69
(9-10, 4-8 away)
Northern Illinois 64
(5-15, 3-6 home)
Venue: Convocation Center (IL)
4:00PM ET / 1:00PM PT, February 02, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Toledo 28 41 69
Northern Illinois 24 40 64
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Toledo J Brown 20 R Pearson 8 J Brown 3
Northern Illinois A Nader 19 A Nader 11 T Baker 4

On Saturday, February 2nd, Northern Illinois took on Toledo and lost at home against the Rockets 69-64 in conference play. Aksel Bolin got a career-high 18 points and six rebounds for the Huskies. Abdel Nader played his way to a double-double with a team-high 19 points and 11 rebounds. For the Rockets, Julius Brown finished with a game-high 20 points and three assists. Northern Illinois (4-15, 2-5 MAC) gets Bowling Green (8-13, 3-5 MAC) at home on Wednesday, February 6th.

Northern Illinois Game Notes

  • Northern Illinois started 5-15 during the 2007 and 1998 seasons (since 1996).
  • The Huskies have been unlucky 4 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Northern Illinois has lost 27 close games.
  • Northern Illinois has lost 100% of the time this season (0-8) after recording 6 or fewer assists.
  • Northern Illinois has lost 90% of the time this season (1-9) after committing 14 or more turnovers.
  • When the opposition records 5 or more blocks this season, Northern Illinois has lost 100% of the time (0-9).
  • When the opposition shoots a field goal percentage of 45.2% or better this season, Northern Illinois has lost 90% of the time (1-9).
  • Northern Illinois has been outshot by their opponents in free throw percentage for the past 6 games.
  • This is the 9th 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 defensive rebounds with 10 and field goals attempted with 22.
  • The top two scorers (Abdel Nader and Aksel Bolin) accounted for 57.8% of the points.
  • Abdel Nader accounted for 36.6% of the team's rebounds.
  • Abdel Nader has led the team in scoring 7 times and in rebounding 6 times in 20 games this season.
  • Aksel Bolin had career highs with 18 points and a 100% three-point percentage.
  • Abdel Nader recorded the 3rd double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Abdel Nader recorded a double-double. It was the 2nd of his career.
  • Abdel Nader had career highs with 11 rebounds and 10 defensive rebounds.
  • This was the 4th foul out of the season for Keith Gray.
  • This was the 1st foul out of the season for Travon Baker.

Toledo Game Notes

  • The Rockets won this one, but have lost 3 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Toledo has lost 23 close games.
  • The top two scorers (Julius Brown and Matt Smith) accounted for 49.2% of the points.
  • Julius Brown has led the team in scoring 7 times in 19 games this season.
  • Rian Pearson has led the team in rebounding 10 times in 19 games this season.
  • Rian Pearson has 5 straight double-digit point games.
  • This marks the 8th 20-point game of Julius Brown's career.
  • Julius Brown has 4 straight double-digit point games.
  • Matt Smith set a career high with a 100% field goal percentage.
TOL PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AJulius Brown332023203
BRian Pearson341281406
BMatt Smith261430023
BRichard Wonnell15240010
BReese Holliday20650001
C+D. Buckley36941001
CNathan Boothe24620022
DJosh Lemons12010000
NIU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AAksel Bolin371861111
AAbdel Nader3319110204
B+Travon Baker13534002
CJ.J. Cravatta251000201
CKeith Gray26630101
D+Darrell Bowie17220001
-Mike Davis10200000
DDaveon Balls27221003
DKevin Gray11010000

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