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NIU Holds Off Big Green, 64-57

Dekalb, Ill. — Darrell Bowie scored six of his 12 points in the final four minutes and Northern Illinois held on to defeat Dartmouth 64-57 Thursday night in men’s basketball action.

Bowie hit a layup to tie the game at 54, then made a layup to stretch the lead to three, 58-55 with 1:28 remaining. Bowie capped his scoring with a layup, giving NIU (3-4) a 62-57 lead with eight seconds to play.

Jordan Threloff, coming off a career-best 18-point effort against Nebraska, scored 11 points. Pete Rakocevic added 10 for the Huskies.

Down 35-24 at the half, Dartmouth (3-2) tied the game on a 24-13 run.

Gabas Maldunas lead Dartmouth, shooting 8 of 14 from the field for a game-high 18 points. Maldunas also grabbed a game-high eight rebounds. Alex Mitola scored 13 points, and John Golden added 12 for the Big Green.

College Football

Dartmouth Linebacker Honored

Hanover — Dartmouth senior linebacker Michael Runger was named to the Capital One Academic All-America team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Runger’s inclusion gives the Big Green 18 selections for football since the inception of the program, second most in the Ivy League.

Twice named to the All-Ivy first team and All-New England team, Runger is an economics major with a 3.77 GPA.

He finished his Dartmouth career leading the team in tackles for a second straight season with 85, which ranked third in the league. Four times he had at least 13 tackles in a game, including three of the final four contests.

His 14 stops at Brown and season-high 15 in the season finale against Princeton, along with two pass breakups, gave him back-to-back Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week awards.

The 6-2, 225-pound senior from Lisle, Ill., also recorded his first career interception with a pick at Penn while collecting 13 tackles against the Quakers.

For his career, Runger compiled 212 tackles, five of which went for a loss, with a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, an interception and five passes broken up.