N. Iowa rallies past Bradley 66-61

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP)—Ali Farokhmanesh scored 17 points and Northern Iowa rallied from a 10-point second-half deficit to beat Bradley 66-61 Wednesday to maintain its Missouri Valley Conference lead.

The Panthers (13-6, 7-1) trailed 50-40 with 10:12 left in the game. But they took a 53-52 lead on Farokhmanesh’s 3-pointer with 4:40 left and never trailed again.

Kwadzo Ahelegbe had 13 points and Johnny Moran and Adam Koch added 11 each for the Panthers, who have won seven straight games. UNI was 10-for-21 from 3-point range and outscored the Bears (11-8, 5-3) 18-6 from the free throw line.

Dodie Dunson was 5-for-9 on 3-point attempts and finished with 20 points. Sam Maniscalco added 16 points.

Theron Wilson came into the game averaging 14 points and seven rebounds for Bradley, but he was held scoreless and attempted just three points.

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 Top Performers
Dodie Dunson Dodie Dunson
6-12,  20 Pts
2 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Northern Iowa
Ali Farokhmanesh Ali Farokhmanesh
6-10,  17 Pts
1 Rebs, 2 Assists

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