WMU vs NCCU

January 2, 2008

Article from niuhuskies.cstv.com .....

Balanced Western Michigan Attack Keys 86-69 Win Over NIU Men's Hoops

Kalamazoo, Mich. - Western Michigan junior guard Michael Redell led five Broncos in double-figures with 17 points to help WMU to the 86-69 victory over the Northern Illinois men's basketball team in both teams Mid-American Conference opener at University Arena on Saturday afternoon. Broncos junior forward Derek Drews and senior center Joe Reitz each posted 14 points, while teammates Shawntes Gary and Derek Fracalossi chipped in 11 points apiece. With the victory, WMU improves to 7-7 overall and 1-0 in MAC play, while the Huskies fall to 3-10 on the season and 0-1 in conference action. Turnovers proved to be the Achilles heel for the Huskies, as NIU turned the ball over 20 times on the afternoon and the Broncos scoring 30 points off those miscues. "This was a great first test for our guys," NIU head men's basketball coach Ricardo Patton said of the Huskies' MAC opener. "I thought our guys came out and played with great intensity. "We certainly had far too many unforced errors and turnovers," Patton continued. "It's very difficult to go out on the road, turn the ball over 20 times and have a chance to win." NIU freshman guard Michael Patton (Boulder, Colo./Boulder/Solebury School (PA)) posted a season-best and game-high 20 points and tied a season-high with four three-pointers. Patton's four treys helped NIU to a season-best nine three-pointers on the afternoon. Junior guard Jarvis Nichols (Carol Stream, Ill./Glenbard East/Pratt C.C.) came off the bench and scored 17 points, while senior forward Shaun Logan (Eldridge, Iowa/North Scott/Kirkwood C.C.) added 13 points and nine rebounds in the loss.


Official Basketball Box Score
Northern Illinois vs Western Michigan
1/5/08 2 pm at Kalamazoo, Mich. (University Arena)

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VISITORS: Northern Illinois 3-10, 0-1 MAC
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
21 Grafel, Egan........ f  1-3    0-0    0-0    0  3  3   5   2  5  1  0  0  19
25 Logan, Shaun........ f  5-12   3-6    0-0    1  8  9   2  13  2  3  1  1  35
33 Rand, Ben........... f  0-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  1  2  0  0  13
04 Patton, Michael..... g  6-10   4-7    4-4    1  0  1   1  20  1  2  0  1  34
32 ANDERSON, Darion.... g  1-8    0-2    2-2    3  5  8   4   4  0  4  0  1  27
02 Ervin, Najul........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   1   0  0  0  0  0   3
03 Nichols, Jarvis.....    7-14   2-3    1-2    3  3  6   3  17  4  2  0  0  32
24 Landers, Jeremy.....    2-5    0-2    2-3    0  3  3   3   6  1  2  1  0  15
31 Kelley, Bristan.....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  1  0  0   6
44 Hart, Michael.......    3-4    0-0    1-1    1  0  1   4   7  0  1  2  0  16
   TEAM................                         1  3  4             2
   Totals..............   25-57   9-20  10-12  10 26 36  24  69 14 20  4  3 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-27 40.7%   2nd Half: 14-30 46.7%   Game: 43.9%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  3-8  37.5%   2nd Half:  6-12 50.0%   Game: 45.0%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  2-2  100 %   2nd Half:  8-10 80.0%   Game: 83.3%   1,1


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HOME TEAM: Western Michigan 7-7, 1-0 MAC
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
04 DREWS, Derek........ f  5-9    4-7    0-0    0  1  1   1  14  0  1  0  1  18
42 REITZ, Joe.......... c  4-11   0-0    6-7    5  2  7   3  14  1  2  0  0  28
22 REDELL, Michael..... g  5-9    3-7    4-4    0  2  2   3  17  7  1  0  0  31
23 KOOL, David......... g  2-9    1-5    2-3    0  6  6   3   7  5  2  0  2  32
34 GARY, Shawntes...... g  4-8    1-3    2-3    2  2  4   2  11  1  2  1  3  27
01 FRACALOSSI, Derek...    3-4    2-3    3-4    0  2  2   0  11  0  0  0  2  10
02 LAKU, Silver........    0-0    0-0    2-2    0  0  0   0   2  0  1  0  0   1
05 HERSHBERGER, Andrew.    1-3    0-0    2-2    2  3  5   1   4  0  2  2  1  11
12 RICKS, Andre........    1-6    0-2    0-0    1  1  2   1   2  1  0  0  0  15
15 WOLF, Alex..........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
21 McLEMORE, Martelle..    0-4    0-0    2-4    4  3  7   3   2  0  1  0  0  14
33 LAWSON, Donald......    0-0    0-0    2-2    0  1  1   1   2  1  0  3  0  12
   TEAM................                         2     2
   Totals..............   25-63  11-27  25-31  16 23 39  18  86 16 12  6  9 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 13-38 34.2%   2nd Half: 12-25 48.0%   Game: 39.7%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  6-18 33.3%   2nd Half:  5-9  55.6%   Game: 40.7%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  4-8  50.0%   2nd Half: 21-23 91.3%   Game: 80.6%    1


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Officials: Glenn Mayborg, Bo Boroski, Tom Clark
Technical fouls: Northern Illinois-None. Western Michigan-None.
Attendance: 3204
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Northern Illinois.............   27   42  -   69
Western Michigan..............   36   50  -   86

Points in the paint-NIU 26,WMU 26. Points off turnovers-NIU 5,WMU 30.
2nd chance points-NIU 7,WMU 14. Fast break points-NIU 2,WMU 17.
Bench points-NIU 30,WMU 23. Score tied-0 times. Lead changed-0 times.
Last FG-NIU 2nd-00:43, WMU 2nd-01:26.
Largest lead-NIU None, WMU by 20 2nd-04:11.

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