N. Iowa rolls past S. Dakota St. 72-55

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP)—Kwadzo Ahelegbe scored 16 points and Ali Farokhmanesh added 14, and Northern Iowa raced out to a 21-point halftime lead on the way a 72-55 men’s basketball win over South Dakota State on Sunday.

The Panthers (6-5) shot 63 percent from the field, had three 3-pointers and were 7-for-7 from the line in the first half, which ended with UNI up 40-19. The Jackrabbits (5-8) shot just 28 percent in the first half and 38 percent for the game.

Jordan Eglseder had 11 points and seven rebounds for UNI, which never trailed after jumping out to a 21-5 lead.

UNI turned the ball over only twice in the game.

Garrett Callahan and Clint Sargent had 11 points each to lead SDSU in scoring. Anthony Cordova chipped in 10 points.

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 South Dakota St.
Griffan Callahan Griffan Callahan
5-8,  14 Pts
6 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Northern Iowa
Jordan Eglseder Jordan Eglseder
4-7,  11 Pts
7 Rebs, 1 Assists

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