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Northern Illinois Defeats Kent State 67-65 - Recap

Abdel Nader scored 26 points and chipped in with 11 rebounds for Northern Illinois on Wednesday, leading them to a 67-65 victory over Kent State at NIU Convocation Center.

Northern Illinois was an underdog by 5.5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors.

Aksel Bolin had 9 points for Northern Illinois and Kevin Gray chipped in with 7 points. Daveon Balls had 7 assists for them, while Abdel Nader was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.

Kent State got 18 points from Darren Goodson in a losing cause and another 14 points from Kris Brewer. Randal Holt contributed 3 assists for them, while Darren Goodson had 10 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Northern Illinois were victorious, as the score was 34-27 at the break.

Northern Illinois had a 32-27 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.