Marc Sonnen had 10 of his 12 points in the second half for the Panthers (6-1), who have won five straight since a loss at Saint Mary's two weeks ago.
Sonnen buried a pair of late 3-pointers to put Northern Iowa on top 58-54, and Seth Tuttle scored inside to give the Panthers a six-point lead with 2:05 left.
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The dust has settled after players made their NBA draft decisions. Which college teams won? Which lost? Well, Villanova is pretty happy. USC, meanwhile, might not be as thrilled.
The 2017 recruiting class is short on point guards, with Trevon Duval leading only eight prospects from the ESPN 60 who are still available.
ESPN college basketball reporter Andy Katz looks into the two decommitments from the NBA draft and what they're looking forward to.