Southern Illinois vs Northern Iowa

N. Iowa 58, S. Illinois 49

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) - Deon Mitchell scored 17 points and keyed a go-ahead rally late in the game as Northern Iowa defeated Southern Illinois 58-49 on Tuesday night.

Chip Rank added 13 points, including two 3-pointers, as the Panthers (15-9, 5-7 Missouri Valley) snapped a two-game losing streak.

Jeff Early's 13 points led the Salukis (7-16, 4-8), who have lost five of their last six. Mamadou Seck had 10 points and a game-high eight rebounds.

Mitchell's 3-pointer put Northern Iowa ahead 41-39 with 6:44 left, giving the Panthers their first lead of the second half. That started a spurt in which Mitchell and Johnny Moran combined for the Panthers' next 14 points, creating a 52-47 edge with 3:38 to go.

Northern Iowa endured a scoreless streak of 6:56 in the first half and trailed 22-19 at the break.

The Panthers have won seven of the teams' last eight meetings.

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Southern Illinois (7-16)222749
Northern Iowa (15-9) «193958
 

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Southern Illinois Salukis
M. Seck, F335-110-081410
D. Daniels, F251-57-95039
J. Early, G316-100-040213
T. Lindsay, G293-70-14119
K. Brown-Surles, G161-40-01033
K. Goff251-20-02422
H. Whitt161-60-03022
J. Bocot140-31-21221
T. Setty70-10-00030
D. Taylor40-20-02000
Totals 18-518-123382249
 35.3%66.7% 
Northern Iowa Panthers
S. Tuttle, F253-43-53049
J. Koch, F220-30-03220
J. Moran, G334-70-06219
M. Sonnen, G312-51-10335
D. Mitchell, G303-1110-1342117
C. Rank264-43-550013
M. Morrison170-43-41223
M. Martino90-20-02010
A. Pehl71-10-03002
Totals 17-4120-2832111458
 41.5%71.4% 
Missouri Valley
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Wichita St.18-035-1
Indiana St.12-623-11
N. Iowa10-816-15
Missouri St.9-920-13
Illinois St.9-918-16
So. Illinois9-914-19
Bradley7-1112-20
Drake6-1215-16
Evansville6-1214-19
Loyola-Chi.4-1410-22
 
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