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Nebraska Omaha Falls 79-72 Against Western Illinois - Game Recap

Western Illinois got 17 points from Garret Covington as they ran past Nebraska Omaha 79-72 on Saturday at Western Hall.

Western Illinois won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 1-point spread as underdogs.

Western Illinois got 13 points from Adam Link and another 12 points from Tate Stensgaard. Garret Covington contributed 3 assists, while Tate Stensgaard cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.

Nebraska Omaha got 25 points from John Karhoff in a losing cause and another 15 points from Marcus Tyus. Devin Patterson contributed 4 assists for them, while John Karhoff had 8 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Nebraska Omaha were victorious, as the score was 20-19 at the break.

Western Illinois had a 44-32 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.