Northern Iowa vs Illinois State

N. Iowa 70, Illinois St. 60

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NORMAL, Ill. (AP) - Seth Tuttle and James Anthony scored 19 points each as Northern Iowa defeated Illinois State 70-60 on Saturday night.

Marc Sonnen added 16 points for the Panthers (8-7, 1-2 Missouri Valley), who have won seven of their last 10 games at ISU.

Jackie Carmichael had 19 points and 12 rebounds and Tyler Brown added 12 points for the Redbirds (9-6, 0-3), who came in with the conference's top offense (79.9 points per game) but shot just 2 of 18 (11.1 percent) from 3-point range.

Northern Iowa never trailed after Matt Bohannon's 3-pointer gave it a 10-9 edge with 11:53 left in the first half. Illinois State got within 55-52 with 3:32 to play, but the Panthers went 12 for 14 from the free-throw line down the stretch to protect the lead.

Tuttle had seven rebounds.

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Northern Iowa Panthers
S. Tuttle, F398-93-371219
J. Koch, F321-63-46315
A. Pehl, C160-10-03130
M. Sonnen, G375-84-421216
A. James, G366-143-443119
D. Mitchell171-32-41424
M. Bohannon122-52-21017
C. Rank80-00-01000
N. Buss30-10-00000
Totals 23-4717-2129131270
 48.9%81% 
Illinois State Redbirds
J. Carmichael, F349-141-1121219
J. Ekey, F190-20-02200
T. Brown, G305-132-233312
N. Zeisloft, G302-50-01045
J. Hill, G225-80-010110
K. Keane231-50-02342
Z. Upshaw171-70-03102
J. Wilkins152-31-23126
J. Threloff62-20-01014
A. Cousin40-00-00000
Totals 27-594-530111760
 45.8%80% 
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Indiana St.11-715-16190
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Loyola-Chi.8-1024-13123
Drake6-129-22269
Missouri St.5-1311-20247
So. Illinois4-1412-21278
Bradley3-159-24288
 
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