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S Illinois 49

(7-16, 4-8 MVC)

Northern Iowa 58

(15-9, 5-7 MVC)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    8:00 PM ET, January 31, 2012

    McLeod Center, Cedar Falls, Iowa

    1 2 T
    SIU 22 2749
    UNI 19 3958

    Top Performers

    Southern Illinois: J. Early 13 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Northern Iowa: C. Rank 13 Pts, 5 Reb

    N. Iowa 58, S. Illinois 49

    Associated Press

    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Deon Mitchell scored 17 points and keyed a go-ahead rally late in the game as Northern Iowa defeated Southern Illinois 58-49 on Tuesday night.

    Chip Rank added 13 points, including two 3-pointers, as the Panthers (15-9, 5-7 Missouri Valley) snapped a two-game losing streak.

    Jeff Early's 13 points led the Salukis (7-16, 4-8), who have lost five of their last six. Mamadou Seck had 10 points and a game-high eight rebounds.

    Mitchell's 3-pointer put Northern Iowa ahead 41-39 with 6:44 left, giving the Panthers their first lead of the second half. That started a spurt in which Mitchell and Johnny Moran combined for the Panthers' next 14 points, creating a 52-47 edge with 3:38 to go.

    Northern Iowa endured a scoreless streak of 6:56 in the first half and trailed 22-19 at the break.

    The Panthers have won seven of the teams' last eight meetings.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SIU
    UNI
    Points 49 58
    FG Made-Attempted 18-51 (.353) 17-41 (.415)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-16 (.313) 4-13 (.308)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-12 (.667) 20-28 (.714)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 9

    2011-12 Season

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