Iroegbu sparks rally; Northern Illinois beats South Dakota

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Chuks Iroegbu had 16 points and eight offensive rebounds, and Northern Illinois beat South Dakota 72-65 on Saturday.

South Dakota led 34-28 at halftime and Shy McClelland's 3-pointer with 13:30 left gave the Coyotes a 48-38 lead. But Laytwan Porter made two 3-pointers during Northern Illinois' 12-3 run to get within 51-50.

McClelland made a basket to tie it at 64 with 4:18 remaining but his free throw two minutes later was the only point for the Coyotes the rest of the way.

Iroegbu scored seven straight points for Northern Illinois to take a 69-64 lead.

Marin Maric and Marshawn Wilson each had 12 points for Northern Illinois (2-0). Travon Baker added 11 points and seven assists.

Tre Burnette led South Dakota (0-2) with 19 points and seven rebounds. Casey Kasperbauer made four 3-pointers and finished with 16 points. The Coyotes made 10 of 19 3-pointers but were outrebounded 44-26.

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