N. Iowa 81, S. Illinois 55

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Jordan Eglseder had 17 points and nine rebounds as Northern Iowa got back on the winning track with an 81-55 win over Southern Illinois Wednesday in the Missouri Valley Conference.

The Panthers (18-7, 12-2) had an 11-game winning streak snapped in their last outing, but they took control early against the Salukis (11-14, 6-8). UNI led 38-23 after shooting 50 percent in the first half and finished the night shooting 54 percent.

Eglseder was one of four Panthers in double figures. Kwadzo Ahelegbe had 13 points, Lucas O'Rear added 11 and Travis Brown 10. Ahelegbe was 7-for-7 from the free throw line and the Panthers made 20 of 24 attempts.

Tony Boyle led SIU with 20 points and seven rebounds. Boyle was 9-for-16 from the field, but the rest of the Salukis were a combined 11-for-40.

Ryan Hare had 10 points for SIU.