Marin Maric tied his career-high with 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as NIU men’s basketball claimed a 78-75 double overtime victory over Florida International on Saturday. The game featured 13 ties and 15 lead changes.
Chuks Iroegbu sparked the Huskies off the bench with 15 points, Aaric Armstead added 13 and senior Travon Baker chipped in 12 points.
NIU (8-2) led by three in the final seconds of regulation, only to see FIU (4-7) hit a three to send the game to overtime. The Panthers then led by two in the final moments of the first overtime before a basket by Baker sent the game to a second extra period where the Huskies finally outlasted the Panthers.