DePaul 69, N. Illinois 64

Brandon Young scored 15 points, including critical free throws

in the final two minutes, as DePaul ran its winning streak to six

with a 69-64 victory over Northern Illinois on Sunday.

Young hit a pair of free throws with 15 seconds to play to open

a 67-64 lead after Akeem Springs put the Huskies back in contention

with back-to-back 3 pointers in a 14-second span.

The last came with 16 seconds to play and trimmed DePaul’s lead

to 65-64.

Jamee Crockett scored 14 points and Cleveland Melvin added 12

for the Blue Demons (8-3). Abdel Nader scored a game-high 20 and

Akeem Springs added 11 for the Huskies (2-7), who have dropped two

straight and five of their last six.