Northern Iowa gets past Missouri State 84-76

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP)—Jordan Eglseder scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as Northern Iowa defeated Missouri State 84-76 Sunday.

Adam Koch added 18 points and Ali Farokhmanesh 13 for the Panthers (12-1, 3-0 Missouri Valley), who have won 11 straight.

Jermaine Mallett led the Bears (12-2, 2-1) with 13 points while Adam Leonard and Will Creekmore each finished with 12.

Northern Iowa trailed 63-62 with 7:18 to play but then went on an 11-1 run, breaking open a game which featured 16 lead changes and 11 ties. Missouri State didn’t get closer than six the rest of the way.

Neither team led by more than seven in the first half, and the score was tied 34-34 at intermission.

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 Top Performers
 Missouri St.
Kyle Weems Kyle Weems
3-14,  11 Pts
9 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Northern Iowa
Jordan Eglseder Jordan Eglseder
8-14,  22 Pts
13 Rebs, 0 Assists

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