A pair of clutch three-balls allowed the Falcons to improve to 11-5 (2-1 MAC) on the season.
"We were able to hit some . . .
The Falcons were led by junior forward Demajeo Wiggins, who finished with 15 points and 15 rebounds. With the loss, Northern Illinois drops to 8-8 (1-2 MAC). The win marked Bowling Green's first home conference win of 2017-18.
Northern Illinois fell to 8-9 (1-2 MAC). Eugene German led the Huskies with 19 points. Junior Levi Bradley knocked down 13 points, while sophomore forward Neil McCarty chipped in 10 points off the bench.
• The Falcons received a trio of three-point plays down the stretch to fight off a huge Northern Illinois rally.
• After the Huskies cut the Falcon lead to a single point, Matt Fox hit a triple from the top of the key, giving the Orange and Brown a 55-51 lead with 5:42 to go in the game.
• A tough layup brought NIU back within two with 3:34 to go, but Justin Turner answered with a corner three-pointer, inching the Falcon lead back to five points at 60-55 with 2:59 remaining.
• With just 44 seconds left on the clock, and BGSU up by four, Demajeo Wiggins secured an offensive rebound, and scored an and-one layup, converting the free throw to give Bowling Green a 64-57 lead.
• Turner hit two more free throws to wrap up the game's scoring.
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• NIU will return home on Saturday, Jan. 13 as the Huskies host Eastern Michigan at 3:30 p.m., at the NIU Convocation Center.
• Bowling Green travels to Akron on Saturday (Jan. 13) to take on the Zips.
• The contest is slated for a 2 p.m. tip. The game is part of a BGSU-Akron doubleheader, as the Falcon women take on the Zips at 4:30 p.m.