>> IUPUI Falls 75-70 Against Western Illinois - Game Recap
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Western Illinois got 23 points and 10 rebounds from Michael Ochereobia en route to a 75-70 victory over IUPUI on Saturday at Western Hall.
Western Illinois did not, however, defeat IUPUI against the spread, which closed at 9 at most sportsbooks.
Western Illinois got 18 points from Garret Covington and another 15 points from Jabari Sandifer. Garret Covington contributed 5 assists, while Michael Ochereobia cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.
IUPUI got a 27-point performance from Ian Chiles, who was supported by 14 points from Khufu Najee. Ian Chiles had 3 assists in a losing cause for IUPUI, while Marcellus Barksdale grabbed 9 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Western Illinois were victorious, as the score was 35-28 at the break.
The rebound battle favored Western Illinois as they grabbed 31 boards, while IUPUI only had 25.