DEKALB, Ill. -- David Brown scored 13 points and Western Michigan held Northern Illinois to its lowest point total in 67 years, defeating the Broncos 71-34 Saturday night.
Northern Illinois (3-13, 1/3 Mid-American) shot just 20 percent from the floor -- 13 percent in the second half -- en route to its lowest point total since losing 61-31 to Southern Illinois in 1946. The Huskies were 4 of 22 on 3-point attempts and 8 of 16 from the free-throw line.
The Broncos (10-7, 2-2), on the other hand, shot 54 percent from the floor and outrebounded the Huskies 42-27. That helped them overcome 19 turnovers.
Shayne Whittington added nine points and 10 rebounds for Western Michigan.
Kevin Gray led Northern Illinois with 13 points thanks to 7 of 8 shooting from the free-throw line.
Mississippi State freshman guard Malik Newman will withdraw from the NBA draft, but sources told ESPN he might explore other opportunities besides returning to Mississippi State.
Seton Hall sophomore Isaiah Whitehead will stay in the NBA draft and not return for his junior season.
Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.