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NIU hopes healing can continue after first game since tragedy

Updated: February 26, 2008, 10:43 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

When the Northern Illinois Huskies took the floor Tuesday night for a basketball game against Western Michigan, life at NIU, where a gunman fatally shot five students and himself in a lecture hall earlier this month, didn't magically return to normal.

But it did at least give students and student athletes some time to be just like any others on college campuses.

For the record, Western Michigan won 56-49. But this clearly wasn't an ordinary game.

The teams gathered ...

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