DEKALB (WREX) – Junior Darius Beane’s pullup jumper with one second left in regulation helped give Northern Illinois a 67-65 win over Akron on Tuesday afternoon at the NIU Convocation Center.
Juniors Trendon Hankerson and Justin Lee each scored 15 points, Lee also had a record 11 rebounds to record his first career double. Beane finished with six points, eight rebounds and seven assists at the highest level of his career. The win was the first collegiate victory for NIU interim manager Lamar Chapman.
“I thought our boys played great,” Chapman said. “We were stuck from start to finish, we got good contributions from a bit of everyone. Our owners stepped up, Trendon (Hankerson) was great in defense, our greats did a great job of helping on the ball screens and the overall effort of our boys, our energy, our togetherness and the our tenacity showed today in a hard fought battle against a good Akron team. “
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