Denver 63
Niowa 25 32 57
Date of game: 2/23/2013

Recap: Northern Iowa vs. Denver

Cedar Falls, IA (Sports Network) - Brett Olson led four teammates in double figures with 16 points, as the Denver Pioneers downed the Northern Iowa Panthers, 63-57, as part of BracketBusters weekend at the McLeod Center.

For the Pioneers (18-8), Chris Udofia added 11 points, while Jalen Love and Chase Hallam each chipped in 11 points. Denver won its seventh straight contest, matching its longest winning streak of the season.

Seth Tuttle led all scorers with 18 points for the Panthers (17-12), while Marc Sonnen finished with 12 points.

Denver was hot to start the contest, draining 55.6 percent of its field goal tries in the first half, including 7-of-13 from beyond the 3-point arc, as it took a 32-25 advantage into intermission. It limited UNI to just 39.1 percent shooting from the field in the first half.

After the break, the teams shot an identical 45.8 percent (11-of-24) from the field. UNI got its deficit down to just a single point on several occasions, but Denver never surrendered its advantage down the stretch as it kept its winning streak alive.

UNI lost despite outrebounding Denver, 29-20.

Game Notes

Illinois State rallies into FCS title game

If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Lions clinch playoff spot

Landover, MD (Sports Network) - The Detroit Lions clinched a playoff spot on Saturday due to the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the Washington Redskins.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Anthony to play in Knicks-Suns tilt

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will play in Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns after sitting out the team's previous outing due to soreness in his left knee.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

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