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Panthers struggle to score, trail at half

Updated: March 19, 2009, 5:29 PM ET
By Ted Miller

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Northern Iowa's Johnny Moran made a 3-pointer. His teammate Kwadzo Ahelegbe hit a fadeaway jumper.

Those were two nice moments for the 12th-seeded Panthers in the first half against No. 5 Purdue.

But the problem is they came eight minutes apart. In between, the UNI side of the scoreboard was silent.

If we all can agree you have to score to win -- and particularly to post an NCAA tournament upset -- then we can take a leap of faith and say that going eight minutes ...

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