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Missouri Valley Tournament - Recap - Illinois State Defeats Northern Iowa 73-65

Tyler Brown went off for 28 points and added 9 rebounds leading Illinois State over Northern Iowa, 73-65, on Friday at Scottrade Center.

Illinois State was a 1.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.

Illinois State got 15 points from Jackie Carmichael and another 11 points from John Wilkins. Johnny Hill contributed 3 assists, while Jackie Carmichael cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.

Northern Iowa got 16 points from Marc Sonnen in a losing cause and another 15 points from Anthony James. Deon Mitchell contributed 5 assists for them, while Seth Tuttle had 9 rebounds.

Illinois State hit the break trailing 35-34 before taking care of business in the second half.

Illinois State won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 37-32.