Scores

Final 2OT

Northern Iowa 69

(19-10, 13-4 MVC)

Illinois State 67

(22-7, 11-6 MVC)

    8:05 PM ET, February 24, 2009

    Redbird Arena, Normal, Illinois

    1 2 OT 2OT T
    UNI 29 26 7 769
    ILST 28 27 7 567

    Top Performers

    Northern Iowa: A. Koch 25 Pts, 7 Reb

    Illinois State: B. Sampay 19 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    N. Iowa 69, Illinois St. 67

    Associated Press

    NORMAL, Ill. -- Adam Koch scored 25 points, including a tip-in with one second left, to lead Northern Iowa to a 69-67 double overtime win over Illinois State on Tuesday night.

    With time running out, Johnny Moran drove to the basket and missed a lay-up for Northern Iowa (19-10, 13-4 Missouri Valley), but Koch got the rebound and sank the game-winning shot.

    Illinois State (22-7, 11-6) missed baskets at the ends of regulation and the first overtime that would have won the game. The Panthers held Redbird star Osiris Eldridge scoreless in the first half and led 29-28 at the break.

    Jordan Eglseder scored 11 points and Travis Brown added 10 points for the Panthers.

    Brandon Sampay scored a career-high 19 points and 12 rebounds for Illinois State. Emmanuel Holloway and Champ Oguchi each added 13 points and Lloyd Phillips had 10.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UNI
    ILST
    Points 69 67
    FG Made-Attempted 23-52 (.442) 25-70 (.357)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-23 (.348) 8-24 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-22 (.682) 9-16 (.563)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 5

    2008-09 Season

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