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Nebraska Omaha vs Northern Illinois Final: 68-66 - Recap

Nebraska Omaha earned a 68-66 victory over Northern Illinois on Friday, getting 18 points from CJ Carter at NIU Convocation Center.

Nebraska Omaha won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 6.5-point spread as underdogs.

Marcus Tyus had 9 points for Nebraska Omaha and Devin Patterson chipped in with 8 points. CJ Carter had 4 assists for them, while Matt Hagerbaumer was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 7 boards.

Northern Illinois got 16 points from Darrell Bowie in a losing cause and another 13 points from Daveon Balls. Dontel Highsmith contributed 3 assists for them, while Aksel Bolin had 6 rebounds.

Nebraska Omaha trailed at halftime, 39-28.

The rebound battle favored Nebraska Omaha as they grabbed 36 boards, while Northern Illinois only had 33.