Scores

Final

VCU 68

(8-3, 2-1 away)

Northern Iowa 77

(5-5, 3-1 home)

Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

12:00 PM ET, December 14, 2013

McLeod Center, Cedar Falls, Iowa

1 2 T
VCU 20 4868
UNI 27 5077

Top Performers

Virginia Commonwealth: T. Graham 18 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

Northern Iowa: N. Buss 16 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Stl

Northern Iowa outlasts Virginia Commonwealth 77-68

Associated Press

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Nate Buss scored 16 points to lead a hot-shooting Northern Iowa team over Virginia Commonwealth 77-68 on Saturday.

Northern Iowa (5-5) shot 53.1 percent from the field and held off VCU (8-3) down the stretch.

The Panthers led 27-20 at half and never trailed in the second half. VCU tied the game at 44 midway through the second half, but Northern Iowa responded with a 7-0 run, sparked by a Buss 3-pointer.

VCU trailed 63-60 with 3:10 left before Wes Washpun was fouled and hit two free throws for Northern Iowa. The Panthers made 8 of 10 free throws in the final 2 minutes to maintain the lead.

Jeremy Morgan had 13 points for Northern Iowa and Deon Mitchell added 11.

Treveon Graham and Jordan Burgess each scored 18 for VCU.

The Rams lost in December for the first time since 2010, snapping a streak of 17 straight December wins.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
VCU
UNI
Points 68 77
FG Made-Attempted 24-65 (.369) 26-49 (.531)
3P Made-Attempted 10-25 (.400) 6-19 (.316)
FT Made-Attempted 10-12 (.833) 19-28 (.679)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 15 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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