Western Michigan Defeats Northern Illinois 66-58 - Recap

Shayne Whittington scored 15 points leading Western Michigan to a 66-58 victory over Northern Illinois at University Arena on Saturday.

Western Michigan did not, however, defeat Northern Illinois against the spread, which closed at 13 at most sportsbooks.

Western Michigan got 12 points from Connar Tava and another 11 points from Austin Richie. Shayne Whittington contributed 4 assists, while Shayne Whittington cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.

Northern Illinois got 10 points from Aksel Bolin in a losing cause and another 8 points from Kevin Gray. Travon Baker contributed 5 assists for them, while Darrell Bowie had 7 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Northern Illinois were victorious, as the score was 37-32 at the break.

Western Michigan won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 32-31.