Bowling Green Falls To Illinois State, 83-73
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) - Tarise Bryson scored a game-high 20 points to lead Illinois State to an 83-73 victory over Bowling Green.
Bowling Green held a 32-to-29 lead at the half, but Shawn Jeppson and Cedrick Knight came off the bench to lead Illinois State in the second half.
There were 55 personal fouls called. Three Bowling Green players fouled out.
Jeppson scored 15 points for the Redbirds, Knight had 13, and Traves Wilson and Shedrick Ford each had 11 points.
Cory Ryan led Bowling Green with 18 points. Josh Almanson had 14, Trent Jackson 12 and Brandon Pardon 10.
Illinois State is 3-1 and Bowling Green 2-2.
Loyola Knocks Off Central Michigan, 75-70
CHICAGO (AP) - David Bailey had 17 points and grabbed a key rebound in the closing seconds as Loyola of Chicago held off Central Michigan, 75-70, on Wednesday night.
The Ramblers (2-4) used 58 percent shooting in the first half to build a 45-29 lead at the intermission, then added the first five points of the second half to lead 50-29
before the Chippewas (4-2) started a comeback.
Behind Mike Manciel, who led all scorers with 23 points, Central Michigan twice came within two points, the second time when Manciel scored from underneath with
2:50 left to cut Loyola's lead to 68-66.
Jonathan Freeman scored on a rebound for the Ramblers, Bailey added three free throws and Schin Kerr added another to put Loyola up 73-66.
Manciel drilled a 3-pointer with 1:10 left, and Tim Kisner added a free throw to pull the Chippewas to within 73-70.
After a Loyola turnover, the Chippewas missed three straight 3-point attempts and Bailey grabbed the rebound on the final one with 1.6 seconds left. He and Jerell Parker
then added free throws to close the scoring.
Chad Pleiness with 11 points was the only other Chippewa in double figures. Kerr had 15 for Loyola, while Terry Grant added 14 and Ryan Blankson had 12 to go with a
game high 11 rebounds.
Northern Illinois Runs Past Rockford, 121-88
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) - Leon Rodgers scored 27 points in leading Northern Illinois to a 121-88 victory over Rockford on Wednesday.
The Huskies (1-6), shooting nearly 70 percent from the field, jumped out to an early lead and ended the first half on top 52-35.
Northern Illinois pushed its shooting percentage above 70 percent in the second half, as they overwhelmed the Regents.
Morgan Thompson and Walter Thompson each scored 18 points for the Huskies. Matt Nelson and Mike Morrison had 13 points each, Mike Brown 12 and Marcus
Smallwood added 11.
Greg Feaster scored 16 points for Rockford (4-2). Marcus HIll and Terry Laney each scored 14 points, Geoff Wing had 11 points and Billy Lewis added 10.