McGowens leads Pitt past NIU 59-50

McGowens entered the game 2:22 in and went on to play 36 minutes, score a team-high 18 points and make a key 3-pointer down the stretch as Pitt came from behind to avoid an upset with a 59-50 win over Northern Illinois.

Field goal with 41 seconds left gives N. Illinois 31-28 win

Tre Harbison rushed for 158 yards and a touchdown and John Richardson kicked a 25-yard field goal with 41 seconds left to give Northern Illinois a 31-28 win over Toledo after blowing a 21-point fourth quarter lead Wednesday night.

Vanderbilt defeats Northern Illinois 24-18

Ke'Shawn Vaughn rushed for 138 yards and one touchdown, Riley Neal threw for 189 yards and a touchdown and Vanderbilt defeated Northern Illinois 24-18.   

Northern Illinois upends Toledo 80-76 in MAC quarterfinals

Eugene German scored 27 points and Dante Thorpe made two critical free throws with 4.8 seconds left as Northern Illinois upset second-seeded Toledo 80-76 on Thursday night to advance to the Mid-American Conference tournament semifinals for the first time since 2003.

Thorpe with 20 points leads NIU over Ohio 71-60

Dante Thorpe scored 20 points, including a go-ahead 3 that sparked a game-deciding 15-4 run, and Northern Illinois beat Ohio 71-60 on Tuesday night for coach Mark Montgomery's 100th career win.