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N. Iowa 72, S. Illinois 52

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Kwadzoe Ahelegbe scored 21 points and Lucas O'Rear added 18 points and 10 rebounds as Northern Iowa defeated Southern Illinois 72-52 on Saturday night.

The Panthers (13-6, 4-3 Missouri Valley) shot 58.5 percent (24 of 41) from the floor in avenging a loss to the Salukis on New Year's Day.

Carlton Fay scored 19 points and Mamadou Seck 12 for Southern Illinois (9-9, 3-4), which shot 35.6 percent (16 of 45) and was outscored 24-8 in the paint.