DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Eugene German registered 12 points as Northern Illinois beat Western Michigan 58-52 on Saturday.
Darius Beane had 11 points for Northern Illinois (11-9, 4-3 Mid-American Conference). Trendon Hankerson added 11 points. Tyler Cochran had six rebounds.
Lacey James, the Huskies' second leading scorer coming into the contest at 9 points per game, shot only 18 percent in the game (2 of 11).