N. Illinois 89, Wis.-Milwaukee 61
DE KALB, Ill. (AP) _ Marlin Simms came off the bench to score 18 points, including five from 3-point range, as Northern Illinois beat Wisconsin-Milwaukee 89-61 Saturday.
Northern Illinois built a 46-37 halftime advantage in the Midwestern Collegiate Conference game after a 23-6 run gave them a 27-13 bulge.
The Huskies (14-7 overall, 4-6 MCC) expanded their lead in the second half. They used a 12-0 spurt to go up 60-39 and the Panthers never recovered.
Milwaukee (2-18, 1-9) hit only 29 percent of their field goal attempts in the second half, making only 7-of-24 shots.
The Huskies, who have already set a school record with 409 3-point baskets coming into the game, made 13 of 25 from long range against Milwaukee.
The Panthers were topped by Shannon Smith’s 19 points. Pat McCabe had 15 points before fouling out with 3:07 remaining.
Pete Rohling had 14 points and nine rebounds for the Huskies, while Hubert Register also had 14 points.