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Northern Illinois vs Loyola of Chicago Recap - Northern Illinois Wins 55-49

Northern Illinois earned a 55-49 victory over Loyola of Chicago on Wednesday, getting 14 points from Travon Baker at Joseph J. Gentile Center.

Northern Illinois was the ATS victor, as they covered the 8-point spread as an underdog.

Northern Illinois got 13 points from Darrell Bowie and another 12 points from Aaron Armstead. Daveon Balls contributed 2 assists, while Darrell Bowie cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.

Loyola of Chicago got 16 points from Christian Thomas in a losing cause and another 14 points from Jeff White. Matt O'Leary contributed 4 assists for them, while Christian Thomas had 6 rebounds.

Northern Illinois hit the break trailing 28-14 before taking care of business in the second half.

Northern Illinois won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 39-28.