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Northern Iowa vs Illinois State Final: 70-60 - Recap

Northern Iowa earned a 70-60 victory over Illinois State on Saturday, getting 19 points from Anthony James at Redbird Arena.

Northern Iowa was a 9-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.

Northern Iowa got 19 points from Seth Tuttle and another 16 points from Marc Sonnen. Deon Mitchell contributed 4 assists, while Seth Tuttle cleaned the glass with 7 rebounds.

Illinois State got a 19-point performance from Jackie Carmichael, who was supported by 12 points from Tyler Brown. Tyler Brown had 3 assists in a losing cause for Illinois State, while Jackie Carmichael grabbed 12 rebounds.

Northern Iowa hit the break leading 29-24 before taking care of business in the second half.

The rebound battle favored Illinois State as they grabbed 30 boards, while Northern Iowa only had 29.