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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