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Ball State Defeats Northern Illinois 56-52 - Recap

Ball State earned a 56-52 victory over Northern Illinois on Wednesday, getting 23 points from Jauwan Scaife at NIU Convocation Center.

Ball State was the ATS victor, as they covered the 2-point spread as an underdog.

Marcus Posley had 10 points for Ball State and Chris Bond chipped in with 9 points. Jauwan Scaife had 4 assists for them, while Majok Majok was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 10 boards.

Northern Illinois got 14 points from Antone Christian in a losing cause and another 11 points from Darrell Bowie. Travon Baker contributed 3 assists for them, while Kevin Gray had 9 rebounds.

Ball State led at halftime, 28-25.

The rebound battle favored Northern Illinois as they grabbed 35 boards, while Ball State only had 33.