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Northern Illinois Falls 59-54 Against Buffalo - Game Recap

Buffalo got 16 points from Javon McCrea en route to a 59-54 victory over Northern Illinois on Saturday at Alumni Arena.

Buffalo did not, however, defeat Northern Illinois against the spread, which closed at 10.5 at most sportsbooks.

Buffalo got 14 points from Tony Watson II and another 10 points from Auraum Nuiriankh. Jarryn Skeete contributed 4 assists, while Auraum Nuiriankh cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.

Northern Illinois got 13 points from Abdel Nader in a losing cause and another 9 points from Darrell Bowie. Daveon Balls contributed 4 assists for them, while Daveon Balls had 7 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Buffalo were victorious, as the score was 31-27 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Buffalo as they grabbed 34 boards, while Northern Illinois only had 30.