8:05 PM ET, February 3, 2010
McLeod Center, Cedar Falls, Iowa
N. Iowa tips Wichita St. to extend lead atop Missouri Valley Conference
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Northern Iowa insisted its win over Wichita State on Wednesday night was just another game, one the surging Panthers will quickly put behind them.The rest of the Missouri Valley knows better.Kwadzo Ahelegbe scored 18 points, 15 in the second half, and Northern Iowa (No. 22 ESPN/USA Today, No. 24 AP) hung on to beat the Shockers 59-56 and take a commanding three-game lead atop the Missouri Valley Conference standings.
• Northern Iowa trailed at the half but rallied to extend its home win streak to 11 games.
• The Panthers have won 18 of 19 games overall.
• Kwadzo Ahelegbe led the way with 18 points, his highest-scoring game in conference play this season.
• Wichita State lost its third straight conference road game.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||19-42 (.452)||19-50 (.380)|
|3P Made-Attempted||8-19 (.421)||5-16 (.313)|
|FT Made-Attempted||10-17 (.588)||16-22 (.727)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||19 (0/0)||16 (0/0)|