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10-7, 1st in MAC W

Central Michigan downs Northern Illinois 78-69

Shawn Roundtree hit five 3-pointers and scored 21 points, David DiLeo added 18 points with five 3s, and Central Michigan pulled away late to beat Northern Illinois 78-69 on Tuesday night.

Ahrens up-and-underpass sets up easy Michigan State layup (0:27)
MSU's Tillman buries jumper to end strong first half (0:20)
Michigan State's Henry flushes dunk (0:19)
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888dBrett McMurphy

Sources: Big 12 to talk expansion with at least 20

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby will conduct video conferences with at least 18 schools that have contacted the league about being considered as expansion candidates.

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1050dJeff Borzello

Ex-NIU forward Bowie commits to Iowa State

Iowa State got some much-needed help in its frontcourt Thursday, when former Northern Illinois forward Darrell Bowie committed to the Cyclones.

Williams collapses, UNC snaps slide (1:42)
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1801dScott Powers

College basketball: State of the state

Illinois college basketball has seen some dark years in the last decade.The state didn’t place a single team in the NCAA tournament in three of the last six seasons.

1902dScott Powers

Five potential impact transfers in Illinois

Here’s a look at five college basketball transfers who could be impact players for Illinois programs this season:Kelsey Barlow, UIC, guard, redshirt seniorBarlow, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard, has the potential to be one of the top players in the Horizon League this season.

1941dScott Powers

N. Illinois, Northwestern to play in 2014

Northern Illinois and Northwestern will play each other next season for the first time since 2005, the schools announced on Tuesday.Northern Illinois will play at Northwestern on Sept.

1979dJeff Haley

2013-14 Preview: Northern Illinois Huskies

Jeff Haley previews the 2013-14 season for the Northern Illinois Huskies. The Huskies need to find a player to shoulder the scoring load this season if they hope to move out of the MAC basement.

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1997dHolly Anderson

The Upstart (Again): Jordan Lynch

Northern Illinois's offense played the pumpkin in the Orange Bowl last season. Can Lynch & Co. retrace their run as BCS Cinderellas?Read the Grantland.

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2182dEamonn Brennan

Five observations from Saturday afternoon

Earlier today, I wrote about the eventful day in the Big East, as Villanova upset No. 3 Syracuse and Louisville dropped its third in a row in a loss at Georgetown.

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2212dDavid M. Hale and Corey Dowlar

Discover Orange Bowl preview

DISCOVER ORANGE BOWLFlorida State (11-2, 7-1) vs. Northern Illinois (12-1, 8-0)Where: MiamiWhen: Tuesday, Jan. 1, 8:30 p.m.TV: ESPNPivotal matchup:Florida State's defensive line vs.

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2243dScott Powers

NIU, Kent State hoping for BCS bid

Kent State and Northern Illinois are squaring off for a chance to become the conference’s first BCS bowl participant as they prepare for Friday's MAC title game.

2255dScott Powers

Rapid Reaction: N. Illinois 31, Toledo 24

DeKALB, Ill. -- The Northern Illinois Huskies weren’t going to allow their worst offensive first half of the season deter them from their third consecutive Mid-American Conference West Division title on Wednesday.

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ESPN.com's MAC preview

Before we get to the Blue Ribbon team-by-team previews for the Mid-American Conference, here is Eamonn Brennan's quick wind sprint through the league:For Myron Medcalf's look at the nonconference schedules at Akron and Ohio, click here.

Team Stats

Points Per Game78.6
Rebounds Per Game35.8
Assists Per Game13.4
Points Allowed72.0Tied-192nd

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Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record0-3
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances3