Illinois State vs Northern Iowa

N. Iowa 80, Illinois St. 72

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) - Anthony James scored 19 points and Jake Koch and Seth Tuttle each had double-doubles Saturday night as Northern Iowa defeated Illinois State 80-72 in the Missouri Valley Conference regular-season finale for both schools.

Koch had 18 points and 11 rebounds and Tuttle had 15 points and 12 rebounds. Marc Sonnen also scored 18 points for the Panthers (18-13, 11-7), who will be the No. 3 seed in the MVC tournament next weekend in St. Louis.

Tyler Brown led the Redbirds (17-14, 8-10) with 28 points and nine rebounds. Johnny Hill scored 14 for Illinois State.

Northern Iowa held a 42-26 rebounding advantage, including 19 offensive boards that led to an 18-4 edge in second-chance points.

The Redbirds jumped to a 19-8 lead, but the Panthers came back to lead 39-32 at halftime.

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J. Hill, G325-83-351414
B. Allen, G283-80-01047
J. Wilkins, G242-54-41059
J. Ekey210-10-02050
K. Keane172-33-41137
A. Cousin91-10-00002
Z. Upshaw60-10-00000
Totals 24-4817-202632672
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Northern Iowa Panthers
J. Koch, F305-88-10114318
S. Tuttle, F253-69-13121315
A. James, G367-161-321119
D. Mitchell, G360-86-95626
M. Sonnen, G326-130-030518
M. Bohannon131-10-02012
C. Rank130-30-01010
A. Pehl121-30-04032
M. Singleton30-00-00000
M. Martino00-00-00000
Totals 23-5824-3542121980
 39.7%68.6% 
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So. Illinois4-1412-21278
Bradley3-159-24288
 
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