ncaab Game Recap
Northern Illinois Downs Western Illinois 86-81 - Match Report
Western Illinois was burned for 26 points by Eugene German on Wednesday as Northern Illinois picked up a 86-81 win at Western Hall.
Northern Illinois won the battle on the scoreboard, but not at the payout window as they failed to cover the -7.0-point spread.
Northern Illinois got 13 points from Nathan Scott and another 13 points from Trendon Hankerson. Eugene German contributed 6 assists, while Noah McCarty cleaned the glass with 7 rebounds.
Western Illinois got a 26-point performance from Kobe Webster, who was supported by 16 points from Zion Young. Kobe Webster had 7 assists in a losing cause for Western Illinois, while Zion Young grabbed 7 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Northern Illinois were victorious, as the score was 41-37 at the break.
Northern Illinois won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 34-32.
Northern Illinois heads into a battle against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville. Western Illinois, meanwhile, will have their next action against Central Christian (MO).