Northern Illinois downs UT women 68-59


DEKALB, Ill. — Northern Illinois scored the first eight points of overtime today and beat the University of Toledo women, 68-59.

The Huskies (9-16, 5-10) snapped a six-game losing streak.

If the season ended today the Rockets (13-13, 8-7) would be the sixth seed in the Mid-American Conference tournament.

Andola Dortch had 14 points for Toledo, which squandered a seven-point lead with six minutes left in regulation.

Alexis Lindstrom (14 points) and Amanda Corral (20) hit 3-pointers for NIU early in overtime.