Northern Illinois Defeats Ball State 70-56 - Recap

Darrell Bowie scored 17 points leading Northern Illinois to a 70-56 victory over Ball State at NIU Convocation Center on Saturday.

Northern Illinois won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 7-point spread as favorites.

Northern Illinois got 11 points from Aaron Armstead and another 9 points from J.J. Cravatta. Travon Baker contributed 3 assists, while Aksel Bolin cleaned the glass with 6 rebounds.

Ball State got a 19-point performance from Franko House, who was supported by 12 points from Majok Majok. Zavier Turner had 2 assists in a losing cause for Ball State, while Franko House grabbed 9 rebounds.

Northern Illinois led at halftime, 28-27.