Recap - Eastern Illinois Defeats Northern Illinois 59-47

Eastern Illinois got 18 points from Morris Woods en route to a 59-47 victory over Northern Illinois on Saturday at NIU Convocation Center.

Eastern Illinois was a 4-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.

Eastern Illinois got 9 points from Sherman Blanford and another 9 points from Josh Piper. Taylor Jones contributed 2 assists, while Taylor Jones cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.

Northern Illinois got 17 points from Abdel Nader in a losing cause and another 8 points from Darrell Bowie. Daveon Balls contributed 2 assists for them, while Abdel Nader had 7 rebounds.

Eastern Illinois hit the break leading 27-25 before taking care of business in the second half.

The rebound battle favored Eastern Illinois as they grabbed 37 boards, while Northern Illinois only had 28.