Northern Illinois Stuns Washington 71-64 to Open Season
SEATTLE (AP) — Trendon Hankerson made six 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 28 points, and Northern Illinois was a winner in coach Rashon Burno’s debut stunning Washington 71-64. Northern Illinois built a 16-point first half lead, watched Washington chip away and take a 52-51 advantage with 5:26 remaining and then outplayed its Power Five foe down the stretch. Hankerson made 9 of 15 shots and was 6 of 11 on 3s. Anthony Crump added 11 points for Northern Illinois. Terrell Brown Jr. led Washington with 22 points, but it was an awful shooting performance both from the field and the free-throw line for Washington.