DEKALB, Ill. -- Trendon Hankerson sank two free throws with 10 seconds remaining in overtime and Northern Illinois held off Central Michigan 82-81 on Saturday.
Eugene German topped Northern Illinois (16-11, 9-5 Mid-American Conference) with 22 points on 8-of-24 shooting from the floor with nine rebounds. German had two layups in the final 56 seconds of regulation to send the game to an extra period tied at 72.
David DiLeo paced the Chippewas (13-13, 6-7) with 25 points, adding eight rebounds. Davontae Lane scored 14, while Rob Montgomery tallied 11 points and 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the season.
Northern Illinois shot 44% from the floor and 46% from 3-point range (6 of 13). The Huskies buried 18 of 24 free throws. Central Michigan shot 43% overall but just 24% from distance (5 of 21). The Chippewas hit 18 of 22 foul shots.
The two teams split the season series after Central Michigan won the first meeting 68-67.
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