ncaab Game Recap
Northern Illinois vs Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Final: 68-64 - Recap
Northern Illinois earned a 68-64 victory over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Saturday, getting 23 points from Eugene German at Sam M. Vadalabene Center.
Northern Illinois did not, however, defeat Southern Illinois-Edwardsville against the spread, which closed at -7.5 at most sportsbooks.
Northern Illinois got 12 points from Darius Beane and another 10 points from Lacey James. Eugene German contributed 3 assists, while Lacey James cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.
Southern Illinois-Edwardsville got a 18-point performance from Tyresse Williford, who was supported by 15 points from Zeke Moore. Tyresse Williford had 8 assists in a losing cause for Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, while Mike Adewunmi grabbed 9 rebounds.
Northern Illinois led at halftime, 34-33.
Northern Illinois had a 33-23 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Next game, Northern Illinois takes its act home to face Oakland looking for another win. For Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, they head on the road to face Pacific.