Scores

Final

S Carolina St 52

(4-5, 0-3 away)

Northern Iowa 66

(6-3, 5-0 home)

    8:05 PM ET, December 17, 2010

    McLeod Center, Cedar Falls, Iowa

    1 2 T
    SCST 18 3452
    UNI 31 3566

    Top Performers

    South Carolina State: T. Williams 8 Pts, 6 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    Northern Iowa: L. O'Rear 8 Pts, 9 Reb, 4 Ast

    N. Iowa 66, S. Carolina St. 52

    Associated Press

    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Jake Koch scored 13 points and Northern Iowa shot 54.3 percent to whip South Carolina State 66-52 Friday night in a first-round game of the iBN Las Vegas Classic.

    The Panthers (6-3) also got 10 points from Johnny Moran and a game-high nine rebounds from Lucas O'Rear. Northern Iowa made 25 of 46 shots in winning its 20th straight home game.

    Darnell Porter led the Bulldogs (4-5) with 15 points, including four 3-pointers.

    South Carolina State led by seven early, but Northern Iowa took the lead for good when Kwadzo Ahelegbe hit a 3-pointer with 6:14 left in the first half for an 18-16 edge. That was part of an 11-0 spurt.

    The Panthers led 31-18 at intermission.

    The Bulldogs closed within single digits with 6:50 left when Tyvon Williams scored to make it 50-42. But Northern Iowa responded with 11 in a row, including six by Moran.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SCST
    UNI
    Points 52 66
    FG Made-Attempted 17-46 (.370) 25-46 (.543)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-21 (.476) 6-16 (.375)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-15 (.533) 10-13 (.769)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 27 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 20

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