Missouri State vs Northern Iowa

N. Iowa 48, Missouri St. 37


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) - Anthony James scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Jake Koch added 11 points and Northern Iowa held Missouri State to 27 percent shooting en route to a 48-37 victory Tuesday night.

The Panthers (13-11, 6-6 Missouri Valley) shot just 40 percent as a team, but that was enough to beat the cold-shooting Bears (7-17, 5-7). UNI's Marc Sonnen, whose 48.3 percent 3-point shooting percentage ranked third in Division I entering the game, was just 1 of 6 from long range.

Anthony Downing led the Bears with nine points and seven rebounds. The 37 points were Missouri State's lowest ever in an MVC game.

Missouri State led 29-26 after Christian Kirk's jumper with 11:29 to play, but Northern Iowa came alive after that, outscoring the Bears 22-8 the rest of the way. Sonnen's 3-pointer with 2:35 left made it 43-33 and effectively sealed the win.

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Missouri State (7-17)191837
Northern Iowa (13-11) «202848

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Missouri State Bears
G. Thurman, F232-120-04014
D. Wilson, F171-50-07122
A. Downing, G373-132-27119
M. Marshall, G351-72-23224
D. Williams, G253-50-02118
N. Scheer, G-F250-20-03130
C. Kirk, F204-70-03038
K. Pickens, G-F181-40-03012
Total 15-554-43561437
Northern Iowa Panthers
J. Koch, F284-72-471111
S. Tuttle, F212-22-23106
A. James, G374-106-6101114
M. Sonnen, G341-70-01253
D. Mitchell, G211-51-25003
M. Bohannon, G282-30-00116
C. Rank, F242-50-02305
A. Pehl, C70-10-02110
Total 16-4011-143110948
Missouri Valley
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Wichita St.17-131-532
Illinois St.17-128-733
So. Illinois9-917-16145
N. Iowa9-914-16162
Missouri St.7-1117-16209
Indiana St.5-1311-20233
Other games
FLA 69 Final
ARK 80
BC 50 Final
KSU 68 Final
OHST 74 Final