Illinoisst 24 35 59
Niowa 40 32 72
Date of game: 2/23/2014

Recap: Northern Iowa vs. Illinois State

Cedar Falls, IA (SportsNetwork.com) - Seth Tuttle netted 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Northern Iowa Panthers outlasted the Illinois State Redbirds, 72-59, in a Missouri Valley Conference clash at McLeod Center.

Matt Bohannon scored 14 points , hitting 4-of-8 from 3-point range, and Nate Buss came off the bench to score 13 points for Northern Iowa (14-14, 8-8 MVC). Jeremy Morgan chipped in with 10 points in the win, which was the third in four games for the Panthers.

Zach Lofton scored a career-high 24 points with four steals for Illinois State (15-13, 8-8). Reggie Lynch contributed 10 points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots in the loss, which snapped a two-game win streak for the Redbirds.

Northern Iowa came out firing in the first half, netting 51.9 percent of its shots from the field, adding a perfect 7-of-7 from 3-point range, to take a commanding 40-24 lead at the intermission. Illinois State connected on 37.5 percent of its tries in the frame.

The Panthers cooled to 40.9 percent shooting in the second half, hitting 5- of-11 from 3-point distance. The Redbirds netted 44.4 percent of their field goal attempts, but could only make up three points on the large first-half deficit.

Northern Iowa had the edge in points in the paint, 24-18, and outscored Illinois State from the free-throw line, 16-10. The Redbirds won the battle in second chance points, 10-2.

Game Notes

NASCAR News
Jones looking to win Truck Series race at Dover

The series is running its sixth race of the season on Friday at Dover International Speedway. On the following day, Jones will celebrate his 19th birthday. He's scheduled to compete in the Xfinity race at this track on Saturday.

Broncos' Clady tears ACL

Peyton Manning will have to make do without his blind-side protector for the 2015 season, as the Denver Broncos announced that Pro Bowl left tackle Ryan Clady tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Wednesday's OTA session.

Angels' Cowgill lands on DL

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim placed outfielder Collin Cowgill on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right wrist.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.