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

Toledo got a road win against Northern Illinois 69-64 in conference play on Saturday, February 2nd. The Rockets got the win with a game-high 20 points and three assists from Julius Brown. Rian Pearson had 12 points and added eight rebounds. For the Huskies, Aksel Bolin finished with a career-high 18 points and six rebounds. The next game will be on Wednesday, February 6th when Toledo (9-10, 5-3 MAC) welcomes Miami (OH) (8-12, 3-5 MAC).

Toledo Game Notes

  • Toledo started 9-10 during the 2011 and 2004 seasons (since 1996).
  • The win over Northern Illinois extended the Toledo winning streak to 3 games.
  • Toledo beat the spread by 1.5 points. That makes the 10th time this season the Rockets have beaten the spread.
  • The Rockets have won 2 close games this season (a win by 5 or fewer points). Since 2007, Toledo has won 22 close games.
  • Toledo has won 83% of the time this season (5-1) after holding an opponent to under 38.5% field goal percentage.
  • Toledo has won 80% of the time this season (4-1) when opponents record 20 or fewer field goals made.
  • This season Toledo has won 100% of the time (4-0) when Julius Brown has 5 free throws made or more.
  • Toledo set a season low for assists.
  • The Rockets have outshot their opponents in free throw percentage for the past 5 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 in 7 out of 19 games this season.
  • Rian Pearson has led the team in rebounding in 10 out of 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 had a career high with a 100% field goal percentage.

Northern Illinois Game Notes

  • Northern Illinois lost and did not cover the spread.
  • The Huskies have lost 4 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Northern Illinois has lost 27 close games.
  • 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 set 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 set 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.
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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