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Recap - Northern Iowa Defeats Evansville 95-81

Northern Iowa grabbed a 95-81 win over Evansville on Wednesday, behind a 20-point effort from Deon Mitchell at McLeod Center.

Northern Iowa was a 11.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.

Northern Iowa got 20 points from Seth Tuttle and another 19 points from Matt Bohannon. Deon Mitchell contributed 6 assists, while Deon Mitchell cleaned the glass with 6 rebounds.

Evansville got 43 points from D.J. Balentine in a losing cause and another 11 points from Blake Simmons. D.J. Balentine contributed 3 assists for them, while Egidijus Mockevicius had 9 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Northern Iowa were victorious, as the score was 54-43 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Evansville as they grabbed 33 boards, while Northern Iowa only had 27.