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Brown scores 17 points and Western Michigan holds on to beat Northern Illinois 69-65


KALAMAZOO, Michigan — David Brown scored 17 points and converted a key layup late to help Western Michigan beat Northern Illinois 69-65 on Saturday night.

Brown's layup attempt caromed off the glass and rolled in to give the Broncos a 65-61 lead with 53 seconds remaining. Aaron Armstead answered for Northern Illinois, scoring a reverse layup with 45 seconds to go.

Tucker Haymond made a pair of free throws, then pulled in a defensive rebound between two Northern Illinois players, and finished with two more free throws to make it 69-63 with 11 seconds left. Armstead scored another layup, and the Broncos kept the inbounds pass as time expired.

Haymond was 9 of 10 from the line and finished with 16 points. Connar Tava chipped in 11 for Western Michigan (15-10, 6-6 Mid-American).

Jordan Threloff scored 15 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead Northern Illinois (10-13, 4-8).

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