Scores

Final

Northern Iowa 78

(14-6, 8-1 MVC)

Missouri State 69

(9-11, 2-7 MVC)

    7:05 PM ET, January 25, 2009

    JQH Arena, Springfield, Missouri

    1 2 T
    UNI 36 4278
    MOSU 25 4469

    Top Performers

    Northern Iowa: A. Koch 30 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    Missouri State: K. Weems 12 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk

    N. Iowa 78, Missouri St. 69

    Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Adam Koch scored 30 points, including 18 of 20 free-throw attempts, to lead Northern Iowa to a 78-69 win over Missouri State on Sunday.

    Northern Iowa (14-6, 8-1 Missouri Valley) took the lead for good when it closed the first half with a 12-0 run to go ahead 36-25 at halftime. Koch scored 10 of Northern Iowa's first 12 points in the second half to push the Panthers' lead to 48-35 with 12:32 left.

    A basket by Wade Knapp with 11:38 left got Missouri State (9-11, 2-7) to within 48-39, but a slam dunk on the next play by Northern Iowa's Jordan Eglseder gave the Panthers' their double-digit lead again.

    Northern Iowa hit 30 of 36 free throws to 9 of 18 for Missouri State.

    Kwadzo Ahelegbe scored 12 for Northern Iowa. Cardell McFarland led Missouri State with 13 points. Spencer Laurie and Kyle Weems each had 12 and Ryan Jehle added 11.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UNI
    MOSU
    Points 78 69
    FG Made-Attempted 22-49 (.449) 24-61 (.393)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-14 (.286) 12-32 (.375)
    FT Made-Attempted 30-36 (.833) 9-18 (.500)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 25 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 23 1

    2008-09 Season

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