MAC Tournament - Northern Illinois vs Eastern Michigan Wrap - Eastern Michigan Wins 45-44

MAC Tournament - Northern Illinois vs Eastern Michigan Wrap - Eastern Michigan Wins 45-44

Eastern Michigan got 13 points from Da'Shonte Riley en route to a 45-44 victory over Northern Illinois on Monday at EMU Convocation Center.

Eastern Michigan won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 8-point spread.

Eastern Michigan got 10 points from Glenn Bryant and another 8 points from Derek Thompson. Daylen Harrison contributed 2 assists, while Da'Shonte Riley cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.

Northern Illinois got 9 points from Aksel Bolin in a losing cause and another 9 points from J.J. Cravatta. Kevin Gray contributed 4 assists for them, while Kevin Gray had 6 rebounds.

Eastern Michigan hit the break leading 28-21 before taking care of business in the second half.

Eastern Michigan won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 33-28.