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Northern Iowa earned a 73-54 victory over Southern Illinois on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Seth Tuttle at McLeod Center.

Northern Iowa was the ATS victor, as they covered the 7.5-point spread as a favorite.

Matt Bohannon had 17 points for Northern Iowa and Jeremy Morgan chipped in with 15 points. Seth Tuttle had 7 assists for them, while Seth Tuttle was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 7 boards.

Southern Illinois got 17 points from Anthony Beane in a losing cause and another 11 points from Sean O'Brien. Marcus Fillyaw contributed 2 assists for them, while Bronson Verhines had 6 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Northern Iowa were victorious, as the score was 32-25 at the break.

Northern Iowa had a 35-24 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.