CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Deon Mitchell scored 20 points, leading four Northern Iowa players in double figures, and the Panthers routed Drake 85-55 on Sunday.
Jake Koch had 16 points and a team-high seven rebounds, and Seth Tuttle and Anthony James scored 10 points apiece for Northern Iowa (10-9, 3-4 Missouri Valley), which shot 60 percent from the field, making 30 of 50 shots.
The Panthers led 37-22 at halftime, and their biggest lead was 36 points.
Northern Iowa has won 19 straight games when scoring 80 or more points going back to 2008.
With a trio a top recruits from Philadelphia, the Penn State basketball program is primed to finally turn a corner.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.