CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Adam Koch scored 14 points and Northern Iowa (No. 25 ESPN/USA Today) defeated Drake 67-51 Wednesday night.
• Northern Iowa defended its home court against Drake for the first time since Jan. 21, 2006 (had lost three straight home games to Drake).
• The loss snapped Drake's five-game win streak.
• Drake scored fewer than 50 points for the third time this season, all of which have happened since the New Year.
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The Panthers (18-2, 9-1 Missouri Valley) beat their third Division I team from Iowa this season. Northern Iowa already owned victories over Iowa and Iowa State.Jordan Eglseder and Ali Farokhmanesh scored 10 points apiece for the conference-leading Panthers, now 9-0 at the McLeod Center this season.Northern Iowa, which ranked second in the country in scoring defense entering Wednesday at 55.4 points per game, played more good defense to snap Drake's five-game winning streak. The Bulldogs (10-12, 5-5) had been the hottest team in the Missouri Valley before running into the stingy Panthers.Josh Young led Drake with 12 points and Adam Templeton scored 10.