MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) Levi Bradley scored 18 points, Marin Maric had 16 points and nine rebounds, and Northern Illinois snapped a four-game losing streak with an 89-66 victory over Central Michigan on Tuesday night.
Eugene German also scored 16 points, Jaylen Key added 12 and Dontel Highsmith 10 for Northern Illinois (15-13, 7-8 Mid-American), which scored the first four points and led throughout.
Northern Illinois had three players score in double figures in the first half en route to a 46-30 lead. Bradley scored 11, and German and Key each added 10 points.
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Marcus Keene, the nation’s scoring leader at 30.2 points per game, missed his first eight shots from the field for Central Michigan (16-12, 6-9) and he was just 2-of-11 shooting in the first half for nine points. The Chippewas only made 8 of 30 field goals (26.7 percent) in the first half and finished at 35.8 percent in their fourth straight loss.
Keene finished with 18 points, Braylon Rayson hit two 3-pointers to become CMU’s career leader in made 3s with 257, and Cecil Williams tied a career high with 15 points.