Northern Iowa vs Southern Illinois

N. Iowa 65, S. Illinois 61


CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) - Anthony James scored 18 points, including four free throws in the final minute, and Northern Iowa slipped past Southern Illinois 65-61 on Saturday.

Johnny Moran's free throw with 50 seconds left put the Panthers (19-12, 9-9 Missouri Valley) ahead to stay and James' two gave Northern Iowa a 62-59 lead. After T.J. Lindsay scored for Southern Illinois, James made two more from the foul line. Moran's free throw with 6 seconds left completed the scoring.

Deon Mitchell scored 12 points and Jake Koch had 11 points and nine rebounds for Northern Iowa.

Justin Bocot's 3-pointer with 52 seconds left tied it for Southern Illinois (8-22, 5-13), which finished ninth in the Missouri Valley and will begin play in the MVC tournament on Thursday. The Salukis were led in scoring by two seniors playing their final home game - Mamadou Seck with 18 points and Bocot with 14.

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Northern Iowa Panthers
J. Koch, F352-55-691411
S. Tuttle, F122-22-42256
M. Sonnen, G341-40-00113
J. Moran, G271-63-54015
D. Mitchell, G253-85-732112
C. Rank313-50-04037
A. James304-98-872118
M. Morrison41-20-00003
A. Pehl20-10-00100
Totals 17-4223-303191665
Southern Illinois Salukis
M. Seck, F357-144-491518
D. Daniels, F212-50-04044
J. Early, G374-61-25139
J. Bocot, G344-123-553014
K. Brown-Surles, G193-40-00537
T. Lindsay232-80-21444
T. Setty232-61-24015
A. Bryer40-00-01020
D. Taylor20-00-00000
H. Whitt20-10-02010
Totals 24-569-1533142361
Missouri Valley
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Wichita St.16-226-947
Illinois St.12-618-14114
So. Illinois11-722-10138
N. Iowa11-723-1370
Indiana St.8-1015-17171
Missouri St.8-1013-19235
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VANDY 74 Final
Kentucky 83
ND 58 Final
St John's 61
Drake 58 Final
Wich St 81
Oklahoma 60 Final
Baylor 70
NOVA 46 Final
Florida 62 Final
Georgia 76
Missouri 86 Final
Kansas 87
AF 58 Final
NC 54 Final
Virginia 51
Purdue 75 Final
Michigan 61
Temple 72 Final
St Joe's 82
N Mexico 64 Final
TCU 83
Nebraska 34 Final
Mich St 62
MRST 69 Final
Syracuse 71 Final
UConn 69
Colo St 66 Final