Tony Freeland scored a career-high 25 points and Brandon Young added 17 as DePaul defeated Northern Illinois 86-84 on Thursday night.
Huskies ranked for the first time since 2003.
Chad Spann rushed for three touchdowns and Northern Illinois clinched at least share of the Mid-American West Division title and a berth in the conference championship game with a 59-21 victory over Ball State on Saturday.
Chandler Harnish threw two touchdown passes and Chad Spann rushed for 100 yards and a score as Northern Illinois beat Temple 31-17 on Saturday.
By DAVID MERCER, Associated Press Writer CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Running back Mikel Leshoure rushed for 180 yards and two touchdowns and quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase added 115 yards and another score to lead the Fighting Illini […]