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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Wes Washpun posterizes Egidijus Mockevicius

Northern Iowa guard Wes Washpun is known for his high-flying ability. Evansville center Egidijus Mockevicius is known for his interior dominance. Washpun won the battle on this play, posterizing the Lithuanian big man with a one-handed slam. Here’s another angle from the baseline.   Whoa, Wes.#MVCHoops pic.twitter.com/cmurbL8LOp — MVC Basketball (@ValleyHoops) February 4, 2016
Via The Catch and Shoot
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Washpun, Morgan lead Northern Iowa over Evansville 57-54

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) Wes Washpun scored 14 points and made the go-ahead layup with 27 seconds left, and Northern Iowa held on to beat Evansville 57-54 on Wednesday night. The Panthers built an 11-point lead and never trailed in the first half. The Purple Aces opened the second half on a 20-8 run and led 44-40 with 11 minutes left. Blake Simmons scored five points, and Egidijus...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Northern Iowa gets second win vs. top-5 team, upsets No. 5 Iowa St.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Northern Iowa has a knack for playing its best against the best. The unranked Panthers pulled off another big upset Saturday night, handing fifth-ranked Iowa State its first loss of the season. Wes Washpun set career highs with 28 points and 11 assists as Northern Iowa upset the Cyclones 81-79 Saturday night for its second win over a top-five opponent this season...
Via Associated Press
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Northern Iowa upsets No. 5 Iowa State 81-79

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Wes Washpun scored a career-high 28 points with 11 assists and Northern Iowa upset fifth-ranked Iowa State 81-79 Saturday night for its second win over a top-five opponent this season. Paul Jesperson added a career-high 21 points on seven 3-pointers for the Panthers (7-3), who also stunned then-No. 1 North Carolina 71-67 at home last month. Iowa State's...
Via Associated Press
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

UNI slays another giant, downs. No. 5 Iowa State

Northern Iowa, the spunky squad from the Missouri Valley Conference, turned more heads tonight in slaying another giant, this time in the form of No. 5 Iowa State. Despite committing 16 turnovers, the Panthers fought off a second-half surge by the Cyclones and won 81-79. Wes Washpun led the way with 28 points and also chipped in 11 assists, while Paul Jesperson added 21 points and...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Men’s Basketball: Northern Iowa knocks off ISU

Wes Washpun scored 28 points as the Northern Iowa men’s basketball team knocked off No. 5 Iowa State, 81-79, at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines at the Hy-Vee Big Four Classic.
Via Ames Tribune - ISU Cyclones
December 19, 2015

WATCH: Wes Washpun beat the buzzer with a 50-foot shot

Northern Iowa entered halftime down 13 to top-ranked North Carolina, but went into the break on a high note. Senior guard Wes Washpun's half-court heave hit nothing but the bottom of the net as time expired in the first half.Washpun would score 12 of his team-high 21 points in the second half as the Panthers pulled off a 71-67 upset of the No. 1 Tar Heels.
Via Fox Sports
November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 1 North Carolina's upset loss shows why season matters before March, too

A layman's view of college basketball has it that games in November and December hardly matter at all, and that games in January and February only matter in that they set up the games in March, which are the only games that really, actually, truly matter.Bulls--t.Exhibit A for "Why November Matters" came Saturday afternoon in Cedar Falls, Iowa, where University of Northern Iowa upset...
Via Fox Sports
November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

UNI shocks No. 1 UNC 71-67

A basketball giant fell today as the No. 1 North Carolina Tar Heels fell to the Missouri Valley Conference’s Northern Iowa Panthers by a score of 71-67! UNI was led by 21 points and eight assists from guard Wes Washpun, who shot 9 of 15 from the field and also chipped in two steals. The Panthers shot 42 percent from the floor and made 39.9 percent of their threes, their fast-paced...
Via Campus Sports Net
November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

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