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Northern Illinois Falls 72-49 Against Akron - Game Recap

Akron cruised to victory on Tuesday, running Northern Illinois out of the gym and running up a 72-49 score at Convocation Center.

Bettors who backed Akron were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of -2.5 at sportsbooks.

Akron got 23 points from Tyler Cheese and another 17 points from Loren Cristian Jackson. Loren Cristian Jackson contributed 8 assists, while Xeyrius Williams cleaned the glass with 13 rebounds.

Northern Illinois got a 17-point performance from Eugene German, who was supported by 10 points from Tyler Cochran. Eugene German had 2 assists in a losing cause for Northern Illinois, while Eugene German grabbed 8 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Akron were victorious, as the score was 44-21 at the break.

Northern Illinois had a 43-38 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.

Akron looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Toledo. Northern Illinois will aim to get back on the winning track at Bowling Green.