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Western Michigan vs Northern Illinois Recap - Western Michigan Wins 74-71

Western Michigan vs Northern Illinois Recap - Western Michigan Wins 74-71

Northern Illinois was burned for 26 points by David Brown on Sunday as Western Michigan picked up a 74-71 win at NIU Convocation Center.

The winning margin fell right on the closing number of 3, meaning the game was a push for bettors.

Western Michigan got 15 points from Shayne Whittington and another 12 points from Connar Tava. Connar Tava contributed 3 assists, while Shayne Whittington cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.

Northern Illinois got 16 points from Jordan Threloff in a losing cause and another 14 points from Aaron Armstead. Aksel Bolin contributed 3 assists for them, while Darrell Bowie had 7 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Western Michigan were victorious, as the score was 37-33 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Western Michigan as they grabbed 37 boards, while Northern Illinois only had 27.