Nate Heise added 15 points, Austin Phyfe 12 and Northern Iowa (7-14, 5-10 Missouri Valley Conference) snapped a two-game losing streak.
Heise' 3-pointer with 10:40 remaining ended a 10-0 run which put the Panthers up 58-41. Northern Iowa shot 52.8% (28 for 53) and made all 10 of their foul shots.
Ben Krikke scored 12 for Valparaiso (8-14, 5-8), Sheldon Edwards 11 and Donovan Clay 10.
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