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Northern Iowa shoots 62 percent, beats Drake 82-66

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Paul Jesperson made five 3-pointers and scored 21 points as Northern Iowa shot 62 percent from the field and beat Drake 82-66 on Saturday for its fourth straight win. Wes Washpun added 15 points and six assists for the Panthers (14-11, 6-6 Missouri Valley), who have won nine of their last ten. Northern Iowa made 34 of 55 field goals, including 12 of 22 from...
Via Associated Press
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jesperson's 8 3s lead Northern Iowa past Bradley 68-50

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) Paul Jesperson hit 8 3-pointers and scored 28 points - both career highs - and Northern Iowa limited Bradley to just 18 second-half points as the Panthers took a 68-50 victory Wednesday night. Jesperson and Matt Bohannon each knocked down a pair of 3-pointers as Northern Iowa took a 12-4 lead, but Bradley kept pace. Antoine Pittman hit a 3-pointer to tie it at...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Northern Iowa beats Washington State in Diamond Head Classic

HONOLULU (AP) Paul Jesperson scored 18 points, Wes Washpun had 16 and Jeremy Morgan added 14 to help Northern Iowa beat Washington State 63-59 in a consolation semifinal of the Diamond Head Classic late Wednesday night. The Panthers (8-4) avoided their first back-to-back losses of the season despite being outrebounded 31-20. They bounced back from a 16-point loss to tournament...
Via Associated Press
December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Northern Iowa trounces North Dakota 97-51

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) Paul Jesperson scored 18 points and Northern Iowa trounced North Dakota 97-51 on Saturday. Jesperson was 5 of 7 from the floor with four 3-pointers and grabbed six rebounds. Klint Carlson added 15 points. The first half was a tale of two extremes: Northern Iowa (4-1) came out fast and shot 70 percent (21 of 30) before intermission, including 9 of 13 from...
Via Associated Press
November 28, 2015  |  Discuss

N. Iowa into the round of 32 with 71-54 win over Wyoming

SEATTLE (AP) Seth Tuttle, Paul Jesperson and Northern Iowa showed no interest in being the recipient of the seemingly annual No. 5 seed getting upset by a 12th seed, even if Wyoming made the final few minutes a little uncomfortable for the Panthers.
Via Philly Sports Live
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

UNI tops cold-shooting Hawkeyes

Northern Iowa 56, Iowa 44: Paul Jesperson hit three 3-pointers en route to 10 points off the bench as the Panthers used a balanced attack to take down the Hawkeyes in the Big Four Classic at Des Moines, Iowa.Seth Tuttle collected nine point
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
December 20, 2014

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