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Illinois State vs Northern Iowa Wrap - Northern Iowa Wins 80-72

Northern Iowa got 19 points from Anthony James as they ran past Illinois State 80-72 on Saturday at McLeod Center.

Northern Iowa was a favorite by 3.5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors.

Jake Koch had 18 points for Northern Iowa and Marc Sonnen chipped in with 18 points. Deon Mitchell had 6 assists for them, while Seth Tuttle was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 12 boards.

Illinois State got 28 points from Tyler Brown in a losing cause and another 14 points from Johnny Hill. Johnny Hill contributed 1 assists for them, while Tyler Brown had 9 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Northern Iowa were victorious, as the score was 39-32 at the break.

Northern Iowa had a 42-26 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.