Four of Milwaukee's five starters finished in double-figures to power the Panthers to a 59-57 win over Northern Illinois in DeKalb. Junior big man James Haarsma led Milwaukee with 15 points and 12 rebounds on 5-of-7 shooting. Ja'Rob McCallum added 12 points and five rebounds and Ryan Allen added 10 points and six rebounds in the win for the Panthers. The win improves Milwaukee to 0-2.
NIU falls to 0-2 with the loss. The Huskies were led by senior forward Tim Tolem, who finished with a team-high 11 points and five rebounds. Guard Zach Miller came off the bench to finish with nine points and add three rebounds for Northern Illinois.
From the AP:
Northern Illinois was 20 of 54 (37 percent) and Wisconsin-Milwaukee 20 of 55 (36.4). The Huskies committed 23 turnovers and the Panthers 15.
Next up for Northern Illinois is a road game at Iowa on Thursday.
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