Bowlinggrn 57
Nillinois 41
Date of game: 2/6/2013

Recap: Northern Ill vs. Bowling Green

DeKalb, IL (Sports Network) - A'uston Calhoun recorded a double-double with a game-high 15 points as the Bowling Green Falcons defeated the Northern Illinois Huskies, 57-41, in a Mid-American Conference bout at the NIU Convocation Center.

Calhoun added 12 rebounds in the Falcons' (9-13, 4-5 MAC) victory. Richaun Holmes recorded 11 points, five boards, and three blocks off the bench. The Falcons have won two of their last three games.

For the Huskies (5-16, 3-6), Abdel Nader was two rebounds shy of a double- double with 12 points, but was the only player in double-figures as NIU lost a second consecutive game.

Bowling Green made 52 percent from the floor, while holding NIU to a mere 4- of-29 field goals, en route to a 30-15 advantage at the break.

NIU continued hit 45.5 percent from the field in the second half but missed both shots from the free-throw line and made only 6-of-12 from the foul line. The Falcons closed out the game by shoot 35.7 percent while hitting 2-of-6 from 3-point range in the final 20 minutes.

Bowling Green Made 43.1 percent from the floor including five 3-pointers, while NIU was held to 27.5 percent from the floor and only two from long- range on the night.

Game Notes

Illinois State rallies into FCS title game

If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Lions clinch playoff spot

Landover, MD (Sports Network) - The Detroit Lions clinched a playoff spot on Saturday due to the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the Washington Redskins.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Anthony to play in Knicks-Suns tilt

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will play in Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns after sitting out the team's previous outing due to soreness in his left knee.

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