Scores

Final

Drake 40

(14-19, 7-11 MVC)

Northern Iowa 55

(26-4, 15-3 MVC)

    1:05 PM ET, March 5, 2010

    Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri

    1 2 T
    DRKE 24 1640
    UNI 23 3255

    Top Performers

    Drake: R. Wedel 8 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast

    Northern Iowa: A. Koch 10 Pts, 7 Reb, 4 Ast

    N. Iowa 55, Drake 40

    Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS -- Northern Iowa used a 29-2 run to rally and knock off Drake 55-40 in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament on Friday.

    The top-seeded Panthers (26-4) will face the winner of the Bradley-Creighton contest in the semifinals Saturday.

    Adam Koch, the MVC Player of the Year, had 10 points and seven rebounds to lead Northern Iowa. Jordan Eglseder also added 10 points and Lucas O'Rear had a game-high eight rebounds.

    Josh Young led eighth-seeded Drake (14-19) with nine points.

    Drake jumped to a 24-13 lead by hitting 10 of its first 14 shots. The Bulldogs then misfired on 18 successive shots and went 21:01 without a field goal.

    Trailing 24-23 at the break, Northern Iowa scored 19 of the first 21 points in the second half to take control 42-26. Ali Farokhmanesh triggered the outburst with a pair of 3-pointers in a span of 14 seconds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    DRKE
    UNI
    Points 40 55
    FG Made-Attempted 13-40 (.325) 19-48 (.396)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-19 (.316) 4-16 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-13 (.615) 13-16 (.813)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 19

    2009-10 Season

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