After holding off challenges from Toledo and Western Michigan within the division, Northern Illinois had little trouble in its long-awaited rematch with the Falcons.
Defending champion Bowling Green is the favorite to win this season’s Mid-American Conference title.
Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald won a slew of awards this year.
MAC champion Bowling Green will return to Detroit to face Pittsburgh in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl on Dec. 26.
No. 16 Northern Illinois is trying to focus only on the Mid-American Conference championship game.
A’uston Calhoun scored 24 points and Bowling Green shot 63.6 percent in the second half to defeat Western Michigan 70-60 Wednesday night in a Mid-American Conference game.
Gary Harris and Denzel Valentine scored 12 points apiece to lead No. 20 Michigan State to a 64-53 victory over Bowling Green on Tuesday night.
Jordon Crawford knocked down a career-high five 3-pointers en route to a career-best 26 points as Bowling Green held off Detroit 70-65 Tuesday night.
Deputies said the children, who ranged in age from 8 months to 14 years, were living in the Bowling Green home with no food or working air conditioner.
Brandon Wood scored 16 points and No. 21 Michigan State overcame a sluggish first half to beat Bowling Green 74-60 on Saturday night.