Hankerson leads Northern Illinois past Cent. Michigan 79-74

MT. PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Trendon Hankerson had a career-high 27 points as Northern Illinois snapped its seven-game losing streak, edging past Central Michigan 79-74. Hankerson shot 4 for 6 from deep. He added eight rebounds. Darius Beane had 16 points for Northern Illinois. Nathan Scott added 13 points and Tyler Cochran had eight rebounds. Meikkel Murray scored a season-high 30 points and had 10 rebounds for the Chippewas. PJ Mitchell added 14 points and six rebounds, and Caleb Huffman had 11 points.