Northern Iowa vs Evansville

Evansville 54, N. Iowa 51


EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - Colt Ryan scored 23 points, including a jumper with 33 seconds left in overtime that ended up being the winning score, in Evansville's 54-51 victory over Northern Iowa on Tuesday night.

Ned Cox and Troy Taylor added nine points apiece for the Purple Aces (13-9, 6-4 Missouri Valley), and Taylor pulled down 12 rebounds. Egidijus Mockevicius had six points and 13 rebounds.

Marc Sonnen scored 11 points for the Panthers (11-11, 4-6), who lost their chance to force a second overtime when Anthony James missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer. Northern Iowa led 47-41 after Sonnen's 3-pointer with 1:30 left, but Ryan and Cox hit back-to-back 3s to force overtime.

Evansville has won its last five meetings with Northern Iowa and improved to 5-0 in conference home games this season.

The loss was the second straight heartbreaker for the Panthers, who fell 59-58 at Indiana State on Saturday.

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Northern Iowa Panthers
J. Koch, F364-100-07128
S. Tuttle, F294-111-14819
D. Mitchell, G384-120-16529
M. Sonnen, G384-80-032311
A. James, G352-70-03035
M. Bohannon192-20-03015
C. Rank160-30-04050
A. Pehl91-20-06002
M. Martino51-30-00012
Totals 22-581-239161851
Evansville Aces
L. Jones, F200-30-00100
E. Mockevicius, C363-80-213026
C. Ryan, G438-174-549223
N. Cox, G364-90-11229
T. Taylor, G334-81-212149
D. Balentine181-60-01103
A. Wing141-20-23022
R. Sawvell101-40-01102
J. Nelson80-20-00000
J. Moore70-00-01000
Totals 22-595-1239151254
Missouri Valley
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Wichita St.17-130-517
N. Iowa16-231-414
Illinois St.11-722-1362
Indiana St.11-715-16190
Missouri St.5-1311-20247
So. Illinois4-1412-21278
Other games
WISC 49 Final
NCST 55 Final
UVA 58
IAST 68 Final
NEB 65 Final
UK 87 Final