Scores

Final

Illinois State 72

(17-14, 8-10 MVC)

Northern Iowa 80

(18-13, 11-7 MVC)

8:00 PM ET, March 2, 2013

McLeod Center, Cedar Falls, Iowa

1 2 T
ILST 32 4072
UNI 39 4180

Top Performers

Illinois State: T. Brown 28 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Stl

Northern Iowa: J. Koch 18 Pts, 11 Reb, 4 Ast

N. Iowa 80, Illinois St. 72

Associated Press

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Anthony James scored 19 points and Jake Koch and Seth Tuttle each had double-doubles Saturday night as Northern Iowa defeated Illinois State 80-72 in the Missouri Valley Conference regular-season finale for both schools.

Koch had 18 points and 11 rebounds and Tuttle had 15 points and 12 rebounds. Marc Sonnen also scored 18 points for the Panthers (18-13, 11-7), who will be the No. 3 seed in the MVC tournament next weekend in St. Louis.

Tyler Brown led the Redbirds (17-14, 8-10) with 28 points and nine rebounds. Johnny Hill scored 14 for Illinois State.

Northern Iowa held a 42-26 rebounding advantage, including 19 offensive boards that led to an 18-4 edge in second-chance points.

The Redbirds jumped to a 19-8 lead, but the Panthers came back to lead 39-32 at halftime.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ILST
UNI
Points 72 80
FG Made-Attempted 24-48 (.500) 23-58 (.397)
3P Made-Attempted 7-20 (.350) 10-28 (.357)
FT Made-Attempted 17-20 (.850) 24-35 (.686)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
Largest Lead 11 12

2012-13 Season

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