Prahl’s double-double helps Milwaukee down Northern Illinois
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Brett Prahl scored 18 points with 10 rebounds, Milwaukee controlled the boards and the paint and defeated Northern Illinois 75-62 Wednesday night, bouncing back from a loss to the Big Ten’s Wisconsin.
Eight players scored for Milwaukee (5-2) with Jeremy Johnson adding 13, Brock Stull 12 with nine boards and four assists, Carson Warren-Newsom 11 points and Bryce Barnes 10.
The Panthers dominated the boards 39-25, outscored Northern Illinois 42-36 in the paint and 19-6 on second-chance points.
Eugene German led Northern Illinois with 22 points, Dante Thorp added 11 and Levi Bradley 10. German made two free throws that gave the Huskies a 22-21 lead six minutes before halftime, rallying from seven points down.
Johnson drained a 3-pointer, Warren-Newsome and Prahl also scored in a 7-2 spurt that helped Milwaukee hold onto a 37-33 lead at the break. Milwaukee put together another 6-2 run early in the second half but didn’t break away until ending the game on a 10-2 streak over the final two minutes with six straight free throws.