CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Nate Buss was one of four players in double figures for Northern Iowa, scoring 17 points on 8-of-9 shooting to lead UNI over Milwaukee 72-61 on Saturday night.
Seth Tuttle scored 11 points and pulled five rebounds, Anthony James and Matt Bohannon each added 10 points and UNI (4-3) shot an even 50 percent from the field. UNI held Milwaukee to just 40.7 percent from the field, but had trouble with Paris Gulley who scored 24 points.
Down 43-41 with 12:46 to play, Buss drove down the lane for a dunk and tied things up at 43, sparking an 18-5 run for UNI capped off by Marc Sonnen's 3-pointer, giving his team a 61-48 lead with 6:22 to play.
A Kyle Kelm lay-up pulled Milwaukee (2-5) within six of UNI with 4:01 to play at 63-57, but Bohannon's 3-pointer after the media timeout put UNI up 66-57 and the Panthers never looked back.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.