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Eastern Illinois Falls 72-55 Against Northwestern - Game Recap

Drew Crawford scored 25 points and added 11 rebounds for a double-double, leading Northwestern over Eastern Illinois, 72-55, on Saturday at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Northwestern was the ATS victor, as they covered the 13-point spread as a favorite.

Northwestern got 9 points from Sanjay Lumpkin and another 9 points from Dave Sobolewski. JerShon Cobb contributed 8 assists, while Drew Crawford cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.

Eastern Illinois got 19 points from Reggie Smith in a losing cause and another 9 points from Sherman Blanford. Dennis Green contributed 2 assists for them, while Dennis Green had 7 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Northwestern were victorious, as the score was 32-28 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Northwestern as they grabbed 41 boards, while Eastern Illinois only had 35.