Scores

Final OT

Northern Iowa 51

(11-11, 4-6 MVC)

Evansville 54

(13-9, 6-4 MVC)

8:00 PM ET, January 29, 2013

Ford Center, Evansville, Indiana

1 2 OT T
UNI 19 28 451
EVAN 23 24 754

Top Performers

Northern Iowa: S. Tuttle 9 Pts, 4 Reb, 8 Ast

Evansville: C. Ryan 23 Pts, 4 Reb, 9 Ast, 2 Stl

Evansville 54, N. Iowa 51

Associated Press

EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Colt Ryan scored 23 points, including a jumper with 33 seconds left in overtime that ended up being the winning score, in Evansville's 54-51 victory over Northern Iowa on Tuesday night.

Ned Cox and Troy Taylor added nine points apiece for the Purple Aces (13-9, 6-4 Missouri Valley), and Taylor pulled down 12 rebounds. Egidijus Mockevicius had six points and 13 rebounds.

Marc Sonnen scored 11 points for the Panthers (11-11, 4-6), who lost their chance to force a second overtime when Anthony James missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer. Northern Iowa led 47-41 after Sonnen's 3-pointer with 1:30 left, but Ryan and Cox hit back-to-back 3s to force overtime.

Evansville has won its last five meetings with Northern Iowa and improved to 5-0 in conference home games this season.

The loss was the second straight heartbreaker for the Panthers, who fell 59-58 at Indiana State on Saturday.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNI
EVAN
Points 51 54
FG Made-Attempted 22-58 (.379) 22-59 (.373)
3P Made-Attempted 6-23 (.261) 5-16 (.313)
FT Made-Attempted 1-2 (.500) 5-12 (.417)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
Largest Lead 7 6

2012-13 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
Jan 9, 2013 EVAN 62, @UNI 59Recap
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