Ball State vs. Northern Illinois: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Ball State vs. Northern Illinois: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Ball State 56
(10-13, 4-6 away)
Northern Illinois 52
(5-18, 3-8 home)
Venue: Convocation Center (IL)
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, February 13, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Ball State 28 28 56
Northern Illinois 25 27 52
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Ball State J Scaife 23 M Majok 10 J Scaife 4
Northern Illinois A Christian 14 K Gray 9 T Baker 3

Ball State won on the road against Northern Illinois 56-52 in MAC play on Wednesday, Feb. 13. Jauwan Scaife was exceptional for the Cardinals and put up a game-high 23 points and four assists. Majok Majok had seven points and added 10 rebounds. For the Huskies, Antone Christian got a season-high 14 points and four rebounds. Ball State (10-13, 4-7 MAC) takes on Eastern Michigan (11-13, 4-6 MAC) on Saturday, Feb. 16 at home.

Ball State Game Notes

  • The last time BallSt started the season 10-13 was 2003.
  • BallSt beat the spread by six points. That makes the 9th time this season the Cardinals have beaten the spread.
  • The Cardinals have won five close games this season (a win by five or fewer points). Since 2007, Ball State is 23-30 in close games.
  • BallSt has won 83 percent of the time this season (5-1) when opponents record four or fewer steals.
  • This season Ball State has won 86 percent of the time (6-1) when Marcus Posley has 10 points or more and 100 percent of the time (5-0) when Jauwan Scaife has four assists or more.
  • Ball State has recorded fewer assists than their opponents for the past five games.
  • Jauwan Scaife accounted for 41.0 percent of the team's points.
  • Majok Majok accounted for 30.3 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Jauwan Scaife has led the team in scoring in 10 out of 23 games this season.
  • Majok Majok has led the team in rebounding in 18 out of 23 games this season.
  • This marks the eighth 20-point game of Jauwan Scaife's career.
  • Jauwan Scaife has nine straight double-digit point games.
  • Majok Majok recorded the 13th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Matt Kamieniecki had a career high with a 100 percent field goal percentage.

Northern Illinois Game Notes

  • The Huskies have lost six times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Northern Illinois is 16-29 in close games.
  • This loss extended the Huskies losing streak to four games.
  • The top two scorers (Antone Christian and Darrell Bowie) accounted for 48.0 percent of the points.
  • Kevin Gray has led the team in rebounding six times in 23 games this season.
  • Kevin Gray set career highs with nine rebounds and six offensive rebounds.
  • Antone Christian set a career high with four three-pointers.
BallSt PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AJauwan Scaife372324103
AMajok Majok347100100
B+Chris Bond35970111
B-M. Kamieniecki26760202
CMarcus Posley301030004
-Zach Fields8011000
DChase Brogna18001000
DBo Calhoun12010000
NIU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
B+A. Christian211440000
BTravon Baker28653301
BKevin Gray26492001
BKeith Gray19920000
C+Darrell Bowie311140102
CAksel Bolin23352002
C-Abdel Nader28541013
DDaveon Balls13010000
-Sam Mader5000001
-J.J. Cravatta6000001

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