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Eastern Michigan vs Northern Illinois Final: 53-41 - Recap

Derek Thompson scored 14 points leading Eastern Michigan to a 53-41 victory over Northern Illinois at NIU Convocation Center on Wednesday.

Eastern Michigan was the ATS victor, as they covered the 1.5-point spread as an underdog.

Glenn Bryant had 14 points for Eastern Michigan and Jalen Ross chipped in with 8 points. J.R. Sims had 3 assists for them, while Daylen Harrison was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 8 boards.

Northern Illinois got 9 points from Mike Davis in a losing cause and another 8 points from Darrell Bowie. Aksel Bolin contributed 2 assists for them, while Abdel Nader had 9 rebounds.

Eastern Michigan led at halftime, 30-22.

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