ncaab Game Recap
Recap - Pittsburgh Defeats Northern Illinois 59-50
Pittsburgh earned a 59-50 victory over Northern Illinois on Monday, getting 18 points from Trey McGowens at Petersen Events Center.
Bettors who backed Pittsburgh were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of -11.5.
Xavier Johnson had 11 points for Pittsburgh and Eric Hamilton chipped in with 10 points. Ryan Murphy had 3 assists for them, while Justin Champagnie was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 7 boards.
Northern Illinois got 18 points from Eugene German in a losing cause and another 8 points from Lacey James. Eugene German contributed 3 assists for them, while Lacey James had 9 rebounds.
The rebound battle favored Northern Illinois as they grabbed 36 boards, while Pittsburgh only had 31
Pittsburgh heads into a battle against Binghamton. Northern Illinois, meanwhile, will have their next action against Chicago State.