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Western Illinois vs IUPUI Recap - Western Illinois Wins 69-54

Garret Covington scored 17 points leading Western Illinois to a 69-54 victory over IUPUI at IUPUI Gymnasium on Thursday.

Western Illinois won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 4-point spread as favorites.

Adam Link had 16 points for Western Illinois and Michael Ochereobia chipped in with 13 points. Mike Miklusak had 3 assists for them, while Garret Covington was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.

IUPUI got 18 points from Ja'Rob McCallum in a losing cause and another 14 points from Khufu Najee. Khufu Najee contributed 3 assists for them, while Donovan Gibbs had 7 rebounds.

Western Illinois hit the break leading 23-21 before taking care of business in the second half.

The rebound battle favored Western Illinois as they grabbed 35 boards, while IUPUI only had 23.