Scores

Final

Savannah State 50

(2-8, 0-6 away)

Northern Iowa 55

(4-5, 2-1 home)

8:00 PM ET, December 10, 2013

McLeod Center, Cedar Falls, Iowa

1 2 T
SAV 25 2550
UNI 26 2955

Top Performers

Savannah State: D. Williams 18 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast

Northern Iowa: S. Tuttle 17 Pts, 7 Reb

Northern Iowa holds off Savannah State 55-50

Associated Press

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Seth Tuttle scored 17 points as Northern Iowa outlasted Savannah State, holding off a final-minute rally for a 55-50 win on Tuesday night.

Northern Iowa (4-5) led 35-32 midway through the second half before seven straight points from Nate Buss spurred a 14-8 run that opened a 49-40 lead for the Panthers.

Savannah State (2-8) trailed by nine with 30 seconds left, but hit a pair of 3-pointers and Stephen Wilson's layup with 2 seconds remaining brought Savannah State within 53-50. The rally proved too little too late as Tuttle was fouled and sunk a pair of free throws to preserve the win for Northern Iowa.

Deon Mitchell scored 11 points to go along with five steals for the Panthers and Buss added 10 points.

Deven Williams had a game-high 18 points and Jyles Smith had 11 for the Tigers, who have dropped six games in a row.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SAV
UNI
Points 50 55
FG Made-Attempted 19-42 (.452) 20-47 (.426)
3P Made-Attempted 6-16 (.375) 3-20 (.150)
FT Made-Attempted 6-9 (.667) 12-23 (.522)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 7 (0/0)

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