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Northern Illinois vs Bowling Green Final: 45-36 - Recap

Northern Illinois got 13 points from Travon Baker as they ran past Bowling Green 45-36 on Sunday at Stroh Center.

Northern Illinois won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 8.5-point spread as underdogs.

Aksel Bolin had 7 points for Northern Illinois and Darrell Bowie chipped in with 6 points. Aaron Armstead had 2 assists for them, while Darrell Bowie was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 8 boards.

Bowling Green got 12 points from Richaun Holmes in a losing cause and another 9 points from Jehvon Clarke. Jehvon Clarke contributed 5 assists for them, while Richaun Holmes had 8 rebounds.

Northern Illinois hit the break leading 26-18 before taking care of business in the second half.

The rebound battle favored Northern Illinois as they grabbed 40 boards, while Bowling Green only had 29.