Ball State Defeats Northern Illinois 53-51 - Recap

Ball State earned a 53-51 victory over Northern Illinois on Saturday, getting 17 points from Jauwan Scaife at Worthen Arena.

Ball State won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 10.5-point spread.

Majok Majok had 9 points for Ball State and Chris Bond chipped in with 8 points. Jauwan Scaife had 3 assists for them, while Chris Bond was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 7 boards.

Northern Illinois got 10 points from Darrell Bowie in a losing cause and another 9 points from Aksel Bolin. Travon Baker contributed 2 assists for them, while Aksel Bolin had 9 rebounds.

Ball State trailed at halftime, 27-19.

Northern Illinois won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 35-22.