German scores 27 to carry N. Illinois over Kent St. 57-54
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Eugene German had a season-high 27 points as Northern Illinois narrowly defeated Kent State 57-54 on Friday night.
Tyler Cochran scored on a driving layup with 13 seconds left to cap the scoring for Northern Illinois. Danny Pippen missed a 3-point attempt that would have tied it for Kent State with 4 seconds left.
Kent State scored 22 points in the second half, a season low for the team.
The Huskies improve to 2-0 against the Golden Flashes for the season. Northern Illinois defeated Kent State 76-69 on Jan. 21. Northern Illinois faces Ball St. on the road on Tuesday. Kent State plays Ohio at home next Saturday.