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Northern Iowa Falls 77-69 to Drake - Recap

Drake grabbed a 77-69 win over Northern Iowa on Wednesday, behind a 20-point effort from Joseph Yesufu at McLeod Center.

Bettors who backed Drake were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of -4.5 at sportsbooks.

Garrett Sturtz had 19 points for Drake and Tremell Murphy chipped in with 14 points. Roman Penn had 8 assists for them, while Darnell Brodie was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 10 boards.

Northern Iowa got 19 points from Austin Phyfe in a losing cause and another 13 points from Trae Berhow. Tywhon Pickford contributed 5 assists for them, while Noah Carter had 9 rebounds.

Northern Iowa won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 35-32.

Next game, Drake takes its act home to face Evansville looking for another win. For Northern Iowa, they head on the road to face Illinois State.