|Northern Illinois vs Ball State Final: 64-57 - Recap|
Northern Illinois earned a 64-57 victory over Ball State on Friday, getting 22 points from Levi Bradley at Worthen Arena.
Northern Illinois won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the +5.0-point spread as underdogs.
Eugene German had 15 points for Northern Illinois and Dante Thorpe chipped in with 13 points. Dante Thorpe had 2 assists for them, while Noah McCarty was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.
Ball State got a 15-point performance from Tahjai Teague, who was supported by 14 points from Tayler Persons. Trey Moses had 5 assists in a losing cause for Ball State, while Trey Moses grabbed 16 rebounds.
Northern Illinois trailed at halftime, $HalfScore.
Ball State won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 41-28.