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Karrington Ward scored 13 points leading Eastern Michigan to a 53-48 victory over Northern Illinois at Quicken Loans Arena on Wednesday.
Eastern Michigan won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 5.5-point spread.
Eastern Michigan got 12 points from Glenn Bryant and another 11 points from J.R. Sims. Mike Talley contributed 1 assists, while Karrington Ward cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.
Northern Illinois got 9 points from Jordan Threloff in a losing cause and another 9 points from Aaric Armstead. Daveon Balls contributed 3 assists for them, while Jordan Threloff had 10 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Northern Illinois were victorious, as the score was 35-24 at the break.
Northern Illinois won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 35-34.