Scores

Final

Creighton 52

(13-14, 8-8 MVC)

Northern Iowa 70

(23-3, 14-2 MVC)

    8:05 PM ET, February 16, 2010

    McLeod Center, Cedar Falls, Iowa

    1 2 T
    CREI 24 2852
    UNI 37 3370

    Top Performers

    Creighton: A. Young 13 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

    Northern Iowa: J. Moran 17 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Stl

    Northern Iowa clinches first outright Missouri Valley championship

    Associated Press

    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Northern Iowa (No. 24 ESPN/USA Today) clinched the first outright Missouri Valley Conference regular-season championship in school history by defeating Creighton 70-52 on Tuesday night.

    Ali Farokhmanesh hit 5 3-pointers and scored 17 points for the Panthers (23-3, 14-2 MVC), who tied Creighton for the title last season. Johnny Moran also scored 17 points, and Kwadzo Ahelegbe had five rebounds and four assists.

    Antoine Young led the Bluejays (13-14, 8-8) with 12 points. Justin Carter and Kenny Lawson Jr. had 11 each.

    The Panthers raised their home record to 12-0 even without 7-foot center Jordan Eglseder, who was suspended for three games after his arrest for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

    Northern Iowa shot better from 3-point range at 48.1 percent (13 of 27) than overall at 45.5 percent (20 of 44).

    Creighton started with a 7-0 lead, but Northern Iowa ran off the next nine points and never trailed again.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CREI
    UNI
    Points 52 70
    FG Made-Attempted 18-48 (.375) 20-44 (.455)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-23 (.261) 13-27 (.481)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-14 (.714) 17-23 (.739)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 22

    2009-10 Season

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