Northern Illinois vs Western Michigan Wrap - Western Michigan Wins 61-56

Northern Illinois vs Western Michigan Wrap - Western Michigan Wins 61-56

Shayne Whittington scored 21 points leading Western Michigan to a 61-56 victory over Northern Illinois at University Arena on Tuesday.

Western Michigan won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 8.5-point spread.

Western Michigan got 18 points from David Brown and another 5 points from Austin Richie. Connar Tava contributed 8 assists, while Connar Tava cleaned the glass with 5 rebounds.

Northern Illinois got a 15-point performance from Aaric Armstead, who was supported by 13 points from Jordan Threloff. Aksel Bolin had 3 assists in a losing cause for Northern Illinois, while Jordan Threloff grabbed 13 rebounds.

Western Michigan hit the break trailing 25-24 before taking care of business in the second half.

Northern Illinois won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 35-29.