N. Illinois 75, Toledo 70
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP)
Northern Illinois (8-19, 4-10 Mid-American Conference), which swept the season series, played without conference leading scorer Xavier Silas, who injured his ankle in a 64-58 loss to Central Michigan on Wednesday.
The Huskies led 36-29 early in the second half, then the lead went back and forth until Toledo built a six-point cushion, at 54-48, with 5:44 left in regulation.
After the Huskies pushed ahead at 61-60 at the 1:22 mark, the Rockets regained the lead until Tyler Storm's layup tied it at 64 to force overtime.