Coit scores 32, Northern Illinois knocks off Kent St. 86-76

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — David Coit scored 32 points as Northern Illinois beat Kent State 86-76 on Tuesday night.

Coit had six assists for the Huskies (8-12, 4-3 Mid-American Conference). Darweshi Hunter scored 14 points, going 5 of 7 (4 for 5 from distance). Kaleb Thornton was 5-of-11 shooting (2 for 5 from distance) to finish with 13 points, while adding 11 assists and four steals.

Jalen Sullinger finished with 17 points for the Golden Flashes (16-4, 6-1). Kent State also got 16 points and seven assists from Sincere Carry. Miryne Thomas also put up 14 points and seven rebounds. The loss broke the Golden Flashes’ 10-game winning streak.

Hunter scored 11 points in the first half and Northern Illinois went into the break trailing 40-37. Coit scored 22 points in the second half to help lead Northern Illinois to a 10-point victory.


Northern Illinois plays Saturday against Ball State at home, and Kent State hosts Buffalo on Friday.


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