Eugene German decided to do his birthday shopping for himself.
Celebrating his 20th birthday Saturday, the NIU sophomore scored 26 points as the Huskies won at Chicago State, 95-77.
“Really appreciate everyone that came out for my game and supported me on my birthday!! That was a special moment for me,” German tweeted after the game. “And Thanks for all the birthday wishes.ThankYou!!”
Levi Bradley scored 14, Rod Henry-Haynes added 13, and Justin Thomas had 11 as the Huskies (5-3) never trailed in the game to the Cougars
“It was a good bounce back after a tough loss to Milwaukee,” NIU coach Mark Montgomery said. “We came in last night and had a very focused practice, went through our morning routine [today] and jumped out on them, shooting an unbelievable percentage in the first half. A lot of guys gave us quality minutes, and we did some good things today.”
German had 16 in the first half, and the Huskies led, 91-66, with five minutes left.
NIU plays again Monday when the Huskies travel to Iowa State. The game tips off at 8 p.m. and will be on ESPNU.