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Evansville vs Northern Iowa

Evansville 62, N. Iowa 59

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) - Colt Ryan scored 21 points, including two free throws with 18 seconds left that proved to be the game-winning points, as Evansville hung on Wednesday night for a 62-59 win over Northern Iowa.

Ryan's foul shots put the Purple Aces (10-6, 3-1 Missouri Valley) ahead 60-57 before UNI's Anthony James' layup made it a one-point game. Ned Cox made two more free throws with 10 seconds left, and James missed a tying 3-pointer to end the game.

Evansville led by as many as 14 in the second half but saw the Panthers (8-8, 1-3) take their only lead since the opening minutes, 57-55, on James' jumper with 53 seconds left. Lewis Jones then put Evansville back in front with a three-point play.

James led UNI with 19 points. Seth Tuttle, last week's MVC player of the week after scoring 43 points in two games, was held to nine Wednesday.

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Evansville Aces
E. Mockevicius, C110-10-02000
C. Ryan, G377-174-431121
T. Taylor, G363-75-672211
N. Cox, G272-72-22418
L. Jones, G204-51-12049
D. Balentine181-30-02312
A. Wing152-30-02225
J. Jahr140-10-03130
R. Sawvell122-20-03014
J. Moore101-40-02012
Totals 22-5012-1330131662
 44%92.3% 
Northern Iowa Panthers
S. Tuttle, F303-72-28119
J. Koch, F282-53-55037
A. Pehl, C111-30-03202
A. James, G378-182-433219
M. Sonnen, G373-60-01028
M. Bohannon212-50-01116
D. Mitchell140-52-21122
C. Rank121-10-03213
N. Buss71-10-01113
M. Martino30-00-00000
M. Morrison00-00-00000
M. Singleton00-00-01000
Totals 21-519-1332111359
 41.2%69.2% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
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Wichita St.16-126-314
Illinois St.10-718-1188
Indiana St.10-714-15179
Evansville9-819-10104
Loyola-Chi.7-1017-12132
Drake6-119-20239
Missouri St.5-1211-18226
So. Illinois3-1410-20290
Bradley3-148-22287
 
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