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Illinois State 59

(15-13, 8-8 MVC)

Northern Iowa 72

(14-14, 8-8 MVC)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    5:00 PM ET, February 23, 2014

    McLeod Center, Cedar Falls, Iowa

    1 2 T
    ILST 24 3559
    UNI 40 3272

    Top Performers

    Illinois St: Z. Lofton 24 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Stl

    Northern Iowa: S. Tuttle 18 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Northern Iowa powers past Illinois State 72-59

    Associated Press

    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Seth Tuttle scored 18 points, on 6-of-10 shooting, to lead Northern Iowa to a 72-59 win over Illinois State on Sunday.

    Northern Iowa (14-14, 8-8 Missouri Valley Conference) opened with a 10-0 run to build a lead that was never challenged, taking a 40-24 advantage into the break and then protecting it in the second half.

    Matt Bohannon contributed 14 points, Nate Buss added 13 and Jeremy Morgan 10 for the Panthers, who avenged a Feb. 8 loss to Illinois State and moved back into a third place tie with the win. Tuttle, who was 6 of 6 from the free throw line, also had nine rebounds.

    Illinois State (15-13, 8-8) outscored the Panthers 35-32 in the second half but couldn't erase the 16-point halftime deficit.

    Zach Lofton led the Redbirds with a career-high 24 points, while Reggie Lynch added 10 in the loss.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ILST
    UNI
    Points 59 72
    FG Made-Attempted 21-51 (.412) 23-49 (.469)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-21 (.333) 10-24 (.417)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-12 (.833) 16-19 (.842)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 14 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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