Scores

Final

Northern Iowa 71

(17-13, 9-9 MVC)

Evansville 68

(9-20, 3-15 MVC)

    8:05 PM ET, March 1, 2008

    Roberts Stadium, Evansville, Indiana

    1 2 T
    UNI 32 3971
    EVAN 34 3468

    Top Performers

    Northern Iowa: E. Coleman 15 Pts, 12 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Evansville: D. Granger 26 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast

    N. Iowa 71, Evansville 68

    Associated Press

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- Adam Koch scored 20 points to help Northern Iowa rally for a 71-68 win over Evansville Saturday night.

    Koch sank 10-of-13 free throws, including a couple in the game's final seconds to help secure the win. He also scored 20 points in a January win over Evansville.

    Evansville (9-20, 3-15) led by as many as seven points in the first half despite hitting only 38 percent of its field goals, and the Purple Aces went into halftime with a 34-32 lead.

    But Northern Iowa (17-13, 9-9) took a 35-34 lead early in the second half on an Eric Coleman layup. The Panthers then stayed in the lead for most of the final half.

    Coleman scored 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Northern Iowa, while Jared Josten handed out seven assists and Travis Brown had 14 points.

    Darin Granger led Evansville with 26 points, and Shy Ely had 18 points and eight rebounds.

    The Panthers outrebounded the Purple Aces and also outscored them 28-18 in the paint.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UNI
    EVAN
    Points 71 68
    FG Made-Attempted 22-39 (.564) 20-52 (.385)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-14 (.429) 6-12 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 21-33 (.636) 22-26 (.846)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 29 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 5

    2007-08 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 2, 2008 @UNI 64, EVAN 51Recap
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