Northern Iowa’s dominant road defense makes Panthers a serious postseason threat

Northern Iowa is incredible defensively. The Panthers have the 16th-most efficient defense in the nation, according to, after a 58-39 throttling of Loyola on the road Wednesday. That’s surprising because Northern Iowa had nearly the exact same group of players last season, and that team had the 187th-most efficient defense per There was minimal change in...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Nate Buss lifts No. 20 Northern Iowa over Illinois State with late shot

  Nate Buss probably wasn't the first Northern Iowa player that Illinois State expected to take the deciding shot. But Buss was more than ready. Buss hit a 3-pointer from the right wing with 5.1 seconds left and No. 20 Northern Iowa edged Illinois State 54-53 on Sunday. ''This shot was in my head all game,'' Buss said. A senior reserve, Buss hasn't started this season and was averaging...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds left completes Northern Iowa comeback at Illinois State

Trailing by 12 points in the second half at Illinois State, it appeared Northern Iowa’s six-game winning streak was coming to a close. But the Panthers rallied, and this 3-pointer by forward Nate Buss with 5.2 seconds left gave them a 54-53 victory. Northern Iowa is now 7-1 in the MVC, one game behind first-place Wichita State. The Panthers and Shockers meet for the first time...
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January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Northern Iowa 80, Loyola 58

Photo: Jeff Becker Loyola Chicago’s road troubles continued Wednesday with a 80-58 loss at Northern Iowa (12-13, 6-7 MVC). The Ramblers (9-16, 4-9) defeated Northern Iowa at home in January, but since then they had been 1-3 in their last four games. Loyola held a 20-14 lead more than halfway through the first half thanks to the three-point shooting of sophomore Devon Turk and junior...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Northern Iowa sweeps past Loyola of Chicago 80-58

Nate Buss came off the bench to lead Northern Iowa with 18 points and the Panthers eased into an 80-58 victory over Loyola of Chicago on Wednesday night. Buss made four 3-pointers and Marvin Singleton and Matt Bohannon added 12 points each as the Panthers combined to shoot 58.7 percent from the floor. Bohannon also added four 3's and Max Martino finished with three. Loyola (9-16...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Northern Iowa outlasts Virginia Commonwealth 77-68

Nate Buss scored 16 points to lead a hot-shooting Northern Iowa team over Virginia Commonwealth 77-68 on Saturday. Northern Iowa (5-5) shot 53.1 percent from the field and held off VCU (8-3) down the stretch. The Panthers led 27-20 at half and never trailed in the second half. VCU tied the game at 44 midway through the second half, but Northern Iowa responded with a 7-0 run, sparked...
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December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Buss leads Northern Iowa past La Salle 65-50

Nate Buss came off the bench to score 23 points and grab 12 rebounds, both career highs, to lead Northern Iowa to a 65-50 win over La Salle and a third-place finish in the Paradise Jam tournament. The Panthers, who lost to Maryland in the semifinals Sunday night, led by three after a half, but went on a 12-2 run early in the first half. La Salle fell to Providence in the other semifinal...
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November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

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