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.
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.