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No. 18 Northern Iowa beats Southern Illinois for 8th straight win

  Paul Jesperson matched his season-high with 13 points and Seth Tuttle also had 13 to keep 18th-ranked Northern Iowa in the hunt for the Missouri Valley Conference title with a 59-52 win over Southern Illinois on Wednesday night. The Panthers (19-2, 8-1 Missouri Valley) rallied from their fifth halftime deficit of the season and stay a game back of No. 12 Wichita State. Northern...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jesperson, Tuttle lead No. 18 Northern Iowa over S. Illinois

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) Paul Jesperson matched his season-high with 13 points and Seth Tuttle also had 13 to keep 18th-ranked Northern Iowa in the hunt for the Missouri Valley Conference title with a 59-52 win over Southern Illinois on Wednesday night. The Panthers (19-2, 8-1 Missouri Valley) rallied from their fifth halftime deficit of the season and stay a game back of No. 12 Wichita...
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Faith in defense lifts Northern Iowa to national prominence

Northern Iowa trailed by 12 points against Illinois State with 10:46 remaining. In a hostile road environment at Redbird Arena, a come-from-behind win seemed unlikely for the Panthers. Their win probability had sunk below 10 percent, according to Kenpom. Jeremy Morgan blocks a shot attempt by Loyola’s Christian Thomas. Photo: (Matthew Putney / But a rare defensive...
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N. Iowa-S. Illinois Preview

Even with a potential first-place showdown looming against the defending Missouri Valley Conference champion, Northern Iowa might not be looking ahead after struggling in the opener of a brief road swing. The 18th-ranked Panthers will try to keep pace in the MVC with their eighth consecutive victory Wednesday night against a Southern Illinois team seeking its third straight home...
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3 days ago  |  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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5 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 23 Northern Iowa beats Loyola, earns 3rd win in 4 games

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Jeremy Morgan scored a career-high 18 points and No. 23 Northern Iowa beat Loyola of Illinois 67-58 on Sunday for its third win in four games. Deon Mitchell added 13 points and the Panthers (12-2, 1-1 Missouri Valley) bounced back from their first conference loss by holding off the upstart Ramblers (11-3, 1-1) late in the second half. Northern Iowa pushed a four...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Loyola of Chicago-N. Iowa Preview

Northern Iowa is unbeaten at home, where it has never lost to Loyola of Chicago. The surprising Ramblers may be in position to change that. Loyola seeks its first eight-game win streak in 30 years Sunday when it tries to saddle the No. 23 Panthers with their fourth 0-2 Missouri Valley Conference start in five seasons. Northern Iowa (11-2, 0-1) looks to regroup after blowing a 16...
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27 days ago  |  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

Hawaii Warriors vs. Northern Iowa Panthers: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

For those looking for some late night football to fall asleep to you can turn into the game between Hawaii  and Northern Iowa. Hawaii (0-2) and Northern Iowa (0-1) have played winless football thus far though Hawaii has come closer than expected a few times already to pulling an upset. One of them plays well enough to win this one. Coverage of the game between Hawaii and Northern...
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern to participate in 2014 Cancun Challenge with Virginia Tech, Northern Iowa and others

(Photo: Northwestern Athletics) Northwestern will participate in the Cancun Challenge next season, according to a report by Panther Nation. The Wildcats are one of four host teams, along with Virginia Tech, Northern Iowa and one more team still to be determined. As part of the Cancun Challenge, Northwestern receives a pair of home games in November against two of four visiting teams...
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May 19, 2014  |  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

Loyola Rallies to Defeat Northern Iowa in Overtime

  Photo: Loyola Athletics Loyola Chicago (8-12, 3-5 MVC) defeated Northern Iowa (10-10, 4-4) in an overtime thriller Saturday, 93-87. The Ramblers erased an eight-point deficit in the final 5:08 minutes of regulation and then outscored the Panthers, 17-11, in overtime. The victory snapped the Ramblers’ five-game losing streak in games decided by single digits. “[Loyola head...
Via The Catch and Shoot
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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