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Northern Illinois Defeats Eastern Michigan 71-68 - Recap
Northern Illinois got 17 points from Eugene German as they ran past Eastern Michigan 71-68 on Saturday at Convocation Center.
Northern Illinois won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the -5.0-point spread.
Noah McCarty had 14 points for Northern Illinois and Trendon Hankerson chipped in with 9 points. Trendon Hankerson had 6 assists for them, while Noah McCarty was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 7 boards.
Eastern Michigan got 16 points from Noah Morgan in a losing cause and another 15 points from Yeikson Montero. Shamar Dillard contributed 3 assists for them, while Boubacar Toure had 11 rebounds.
Northern Illinois led at halftime, $HalfScore.
Northern Illinois had a 40-34 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Northern Illinois heads into a battle against Akron. Eastern Michigan, meanwhile, will have their next action against Ball State.