Northern Illinois vs Eastern Michigan Wrap - Eastern Michigan Wins 56-52

Northern Illinois vs Eastern Michigan Wrap - Eastern Michigan Wins 56-52

Eastern Michigan got 21 points from Mike Talley en route to a 56-52 victory over Northern Illinois on Saturday at EMU Convocation Center.

Eastern Michigan won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 9-point spread.

Darell Combs had 11 points for Eastern Michigan and Karrington Ward chipped in with 9 points. Mike Talley had 3 assists for them, while Mike Talley was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 6 boards.

Northern Illinois got 11 points from Aaric Armstead in a losing cause and another 9 points from Aksel Bolin. Aksel Bolin contributed 3 assists for them, while Jordan Threloff had 9 rebounds.

Eastern Michigan hit the break trailing 28-22 before taking care of business in the second half.

The rebound battle favored Eastern Michigan as they grabbed 38 boards, while Northern Illinois only had 28.