Eugene German scored 27 factors and Dante Thorpe made two essential free throws with 4.8 seconds left as Northern Illinois upset second-seeded Toledo eighty-76 on Thursday night time to advance to the Mid-American Conference Event semifinals for the primary time since 2003.
The seventh-seeded Huskies (17-16) will play Bowling Inexperienced in Friday’s second semifinal. Prime seed Buffalo and Central Michigan will meet in the other semi.
With the score tied at sixty eight, German dropped his fifth three-pointer with 2:22 left to provide NIU the lead for good.
The Rockets (25-7) stored coming and acquired a three-pointer from Marreon Jackson with 23.2 seconds left. Jackson cut up a pair of free throws with 6.5 seconds left to make it seventy eight-seventy six before Thorpe knocked down his free throws to shut it out.
Jackson scored 17 and Luke Knapke 16 for Toledo, which beat NIU twice in the course of the common season.
The Rockets by no means led during a tightly contested second half during which NIU coach Mark Montgomery cut up his pants down the again while arguing a name.
Thorpe finished with 18 factors and Levi Bradley added 13 for the Huskies, together with two free throws with 9.3 seconds to go.