Western Illinois vs IUPUI Recap - Western Illinois Wins 69-54
Garret Covington scored 17 points leading Western Illinois to a 69-54 victory over IUPUI at IUPUI Gymnasium on Thursday.
Western Illinois won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 4-point spread as favorites.
Adam Link had 16 points for Western Illinois and Michael Ochereobia chipped in with 13 points. Mike Miklusak had 3 assists for them, while Garret Covington was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.
IUPUI got 18 points from Ja'Rob McCallum in a losing cause and another 14 points from Khufu Najee. Khufu Najee contributed 3 assists for them, while Donovan Gibbs had 7 rebounds.
Western Illinois hit the break leading 23-21 before taking care of business in the second half.
The rebound battle favored Western Illinois as they grabbed 35 boards, while IUPUI only had 23.