Northern Iowa vs Drake

N. Iowa 83, Drake 68

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Anthony James scored 26 points and Jake Koch added 18 as Northern Iowa pulled away for an 83-68 victory over Drake on Saturday night.

Northern Iowa (12-4, 2-2 Missouri Valley) trailed 35-34 at halftime.

About halfway through the second half, Northern Iowa went on a 13-2 run after a tie and Drake (8-7, 1-3) could not recover.

Northern Iowa got help from its bench players, who combined to score 17 points.

Northern Iowa had a successful night at free-throw line, converting 27 of 34. Koch was 13 of 14. Koch also had eight rebounds to help his team build a 34-25 advantage.

Drake's Rayvonte Rice led all scorers with 27 points, including a pair of 3-pointers. Jordan Clarke had 11 rebounds.

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M. Sonnen, G245-70-004411
M. Morrison180-20-02010
C. Rank172-31-24015
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J. Jeffers, F193-51-22058
R. Rice, G358-179-1231127
K. Madison, G262-50-00245
A. Hawley231-40-00122
K. Alexander162-66-610410
D. Smith120-10-01120
K. Woods70-00-01010
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Bradley3-159-24288
 
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