Huskies snap Kent State's 10-game winning streak
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Huskies snap Kent State’s 10-game winning streak

DeKalb, Illinois – A full workforce effort that included 5 double-digit scorers helped the Northern Illinois College males’s basketball workforce snap the third-longest profitable streak within the nation on Tuesday evening (January 24) because the Huskies downed Kent State, 86-76, on the NIU Conference Middle.

David Coit (Columbus, NJ) Scored a career-high 32 factors, together with 11-of-11 from the free throw line, Darwish Hunter (Cincinnati, Ohio) added 14 factors, Caleb Thornton (Bollingbrook, Illinois) scored 13 factors and 11 assists, Harvin Ibargin (Cali, Columbia) scored a career-high 12 factors and a career-high eight rebounds Zarek Nutr (Newark, NJ) scored 11 factors.

“Tonight, it was a victory for this system,” stated the NIU president Rashon Borno. “I am pleased with our guys, after we had an excellent couple of wins on the street, we obtained the place we thought we had been all season, and again in Canada (in August), we knew we had an excellent workforce. We have been unlucky with accidents, sickness, all of the issues that occur in a university season.” She appeared to occur to us at a time after we wanted practices and to be collectively, so it took us some time.

“I am excited for our guys, they wanted it, we would have liked it as a program to maintain transferring this factor in the proper path. I believed my guys confirmed lots of toughness, we understood this was probably the greatest majors in faculty basketball.”

4 straight Kent State factors put the Flash forward by one, 70-69, with 3:37 to play earlier than the Huskies scored 5 straight factors on an alley from Thornton to Ibargin and a triple from Kuyt off a feed from Thornton.

Thornton tallied 13 factors and 11 assists for the primary time at NIU by double-pointing since January 13, 2010, when Mike DeNono scored 21 factors and 10 assists in opposition to Western Michigan.

After a golden flash basket decreased NIU’s result in a pair, Thornton drove to the basket, completed with connection and transformed the free throw to place the Huskies forward, 77-72, with 1:52 remaining.

Kent State scored to chop the result in three, however Notre Dame answered NIU, making a 5-0 blowout with a free throw by Ibargin and one other by Thornton, giving the Huskies an 82-74 benefit with 42 seconds to play, and placing the sport out of attain.

NIU shot 51.9 p.c (28-of-54) from the sphere, together with 46.4 p.c (13-of-28) from three, because it notched its third straight win, and fourth in its final 5 video games. The Huskies edged the Golden Factors in turnover, 21-3, regardless of committing extra turnovers than Kent State (13-12).

Kent State shot 52.8 p.c (28 out of 53) within the contest, together with 40 p.c (8 out of 20) from three.

NIU took a 9-4 lead after Thornton’s early triple, however Kent State responded with the subsequent seven because the Golden Flashes took an 11-9 lead with simply over 14 minutes to play within the first half.

A layoff for a steal from Coit led to the competition earlier than Jalen Sullinger dropped three straight tackles for Kent State, giving the Golden Flashes a 17-11 benefit with 11:28 to play earlier than the break. Coit made a pair of free throws and Hunter hit a triple from the wing to assist pull the Huskies inside three minutes, 22-19, with simply over eight minutes left within the half.

The Huskies and Golden Flashes traded baskets for a lot of the closing eight minutes of the half. Bringing a bucket by Ibarguen with 12 seconds left left NIU inside one, 38-37, however Kent State made a brief jumper on the buzzer to take a three-point lead, 40-37, on the break.

Kent State shot 65.4 p.c (17-of-26) from the bottom within the first half; NIU fired 50 p.c (14 out of 28).

NIU opened the second half with an 11-2 run. Ibargne completed on the sting to open the half, and Kuyt and Thorton knocked one another three whereas Anthony Crumb (Incaster, Michigan) made a free throw and Coit transformed a pair down the road to assist the Huskies take a 48-42 lead with 16:18 remaining.

With NIU main by three, Kent State made a pair of threes to get again on high, 58-55, with slightly below 12 minutes left to play.

The lead swung forwards and backwards for the subsequent eight minutes with NIU holding a 3-point lead on a basket by Nutter with 4:34 to go. Kent State responded with a 3-pointer to tie it up after which added a free throw to take a 70-69 lead, organising the ultimate minutes of the sport.

Solinger got here off the bench to attain 17 factors for the Kent State workforce. Honest Curry added 16 factors, Mirren Thomas 14, Malik Jacobs scored 11 factors and Chris Payton scored 10 factors.

NIU will return house on Saturday, January 28, for the second sport of the Huskies’ basketball doubleheader. The NIU ladies’s basketball workforce will host Bowling Inexperienced at 1 p.m., adopted by the NIU males’s basketball workforce in opposition to Ball State at 3 p.m. Tickets can be found now at NIUHuskies.com/tickets or by calling the NIU Athletics ticket workplace at (815) 753-PAC (7225).

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