Wmilwaukee 61
Niowa 32 40 72
Date of game: 12/1/2012

Recap: Northern Iowa vs. Milwaukee

Cedar Falls, IA (Sports Network) - Nate Buss scored 17 points in 20 minutes off the bench to pace the Panthers as Northern Iowa defeated the Milwaukee Panthers, 72-61, in non-conference action at the McLeod Center.

Seth Tuttle added 11 points for UNI (4-3), which snapped a three-game losing streak with the win. Matt Bohannon and Anthony James chipped in 10 points each while Jake Koch grabbed six rebounds.

Milwaukee (2-5) suffered its fourth loss in a row despite Paris Gulley's game- high 24-point performance. Kyle Kelm scored 16 points and Jordan Aaron finished with 10 on 4-of-13 shooting from the field. Aaron and Demetrius Harris pulled down eight boards each.

UNI scored the first seven points of the contest but the visitors came right back and the teams traded leads 10 times in the opening half. The hosts scored six points off of turnovers to help build a slight 32-29 lead going into the break.

The game remained close for the early portion of the second half, but UNI went on a 20-5 run to build a 61-48 advantage with 6:22 left to play. Milwaukee shot 41.9 percent from the floor after the break, but could not keep up as it allowed UNI to convert 60.0 percent of its field goal attempts.

UNI outscored Milwaukee 12-3 at the foul line in the contest.

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