Toledo 81
Niowa 41 29 14 84
Date of game: 11/14/2012

Recap: Northern Iowa vs. Toledo

Cedar Falls, IA (Sports Network) - Deon Mitchell scored 27 points to lead the Northern Iowa Panthers to a 84-81 overtime victory at the McCleod Center.

For the Panthers (2-0), Seth Tuttle posted a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds, while Jake Koch and Marc Sonnen each finished with 11 points.

Julius Brown paced the Rockets (0-3) with 23 points and Dominique Buckley added 19 points. Rian Pearson chipped in 18 points as Toledo lost its third straight game to open the season

Both teams shot well to start the contest. Toledo connected on 48.5 percent from the field, including 5-of-11 from three-point range. Northern Iowa was even better, hitting 52.2 percent of its shots. The Panthers also held a 13-1 advantage from the free-throw line that helped them to take a 41-38 lead into halftime.

Both sides played much better on the defensive end of the floor after the break, with Northern Iowa hitting only 37.5 percent and Toledo shooting somewhat better at 40.7 percent. While the Panthers led for most of the second half, the Rockets continued to chip away before finally taking their first lead of the second stanza with less than three minutes left in regulation. A jumper by Brown with 44 seconds on the clock gave Toledo a two-point advantage, but Mitchell countered with a jump shot of his own just ten seconds later to send the game into overtime.

In the extra session, the Panthers jumped out to an early lead and never trailed again. UNI connected on 10 of 11 free throws to secure the overtime victory. Toledo had a chance to force a second overtime, but the potentially game-tying three-point attempt by Brown as time expired was off the mark.

Northern Iowa outscored Toledo at the free-throw line 32-10. The Panthers had a slight edge on the boards, 39-35.

Game Notes

Houston Baptist extends Shealy's contract

Houston Baptist has agreed to a four-year contract extension through the 2017-18 academic year with football coach Vic Shealy, the Southland Conference university announced Tuesday.

NASCAR News
Turner Scott Motorsports shuts down Hornaday's truck team

Turner Scott Motorsports announced on Tuesday that it has ceased operations of its No. 30 team in the Camping World Truck Series.

Welker hit with 4-game PED ban

The Denver Broncos will be without one of their offensive weapons to begin the 2014 NFL season, as the league informed the team Tuesday that slot receiver Wes Welker has been suspended four games for violating its policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Reds move Bailey to 60-day DL

Homer Bailey's season has come to an end, as the Cincinnati Reds moved the right-hander to the 60-day disabled list Tuesday.

Blues ink first-round pick Fabbri

The St. Louis Blues agreed to terms on a three-year, two-way, entry-level contract with forward Robby Fabbri on Tuesday.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.