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DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Shawn Roundtree hit five 3-pointers and scored 21 points, David DiLeo added 18 points with five 3s, and Central Michigan pulled away late to beat Northern Illinois 78-69 on Tuesday night.
A DiLeo 3-pointer capped a 13-2 run for an 11-point lead early in the second half as the Chippewas were 7 of 9 from distance. Levi Bradley's jumper tied it at 63 with 5:53 left, but the Huskies got no closer from there. Rob Montgomery and Roundtree combined for eight in a 10-0 run for a 76-65 lead with 48 seconds left.
Montgomery scored 16 points and Kevin McKay added 10 for Central Michigan (14-2, 3-1 Mid-American Conference), which made 13 of 29 3s but was outscored 40-26 in the paint.
Bradley scored 27 points, Dante Thorpe added 18 and German had 13 for the Huskies (10-7, 3-1), who saw their three-game win streak end.
Updated January 15, 2019