CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) - Deon Mitchell and Seth Tuttle scored a combined 48 points and Northern Iowa held off Toledo 84-81 in overtime Wednesday night.
Mitchell was 8 of 11 from the field with 27 points. Tuttle was 6 of 9 from the field, with 21 points. He also had a team-high 10 rebounds. Marc Sonnen added 11 points for the Panthers (2-0).
Northern Iowa had a 41-38 lead at halftime, but Toledo was not done.
Julius Brown led Toledo with 23 points. Dominique Buckley was 7 of 11 from the field and had 19 points. Rian Pearson added 18 points and led with six rebounds for the Rockets (1-3).
At the end of regulation, the score was tied at 70. Northern Iowa scored 14 points in overtime.
The game was the first-ever meeting between Northern Iowa and Toledo in basketball.
Toledo is a favorite to win the Mid-American Conference's West Division.
|Northern Iowa (2-0) «||41||29||14||84|
|M. Smith, F||23||1-3||2-2||3||0||5||4|
|N. Boothe, C||21||4-8||1-2||4||0||5||9|
|D. Buckley, G||38||7-11||0-0||4||2||4||19|
|J. Brown, G||37||10-20||1-1||4||2||2||23|
|R. Pearson, G||37||7-17||3-3||6||2||2||18|
|Northern Iowa Panthers|
|J. Koch, F||35||3-7||4-5||8||2||4||11|
|S. Tuttle, F||35||6-9||9-12||10||1||0||21|
|M. Sonnen, G||43||3-10||2-2||2||1||2||11|
|D. Mitchell, G||40||8-11||11-14||2||5||1||27|
|M. Bohannon, G||35||1-8||4-4||5||0||3||7|