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Northern Iowa beats Drake 76-66

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) -- Deon Mitchel and Wes Washpun scored 17 each on Saturday night and Northern Iowa remained unbeaten at home by defeating Drake 76-66.

Over the final six minutes, UNI outscored Drake 23-8 to rally from a five-point deficit to a comfortable lead at the conclusion. UNI made only six of its first 24 from 3-point range but hit all three 3-point attempts during that closing stretch.

The Panthers trailed 61-58 when Washpun's layup with 4:05 to play sparked a 10-point run. On the next possession, UNI took the lead for good at 63-61 on Matt Bohannon's 3-pointer with 3:37 to go.

Seth Tuttle and Bohannon each scored 11 and Nate Buss added 10 points for the Panthers (9-7, 3-1 Missouri Valley).

Jordan Daniels led Drake (10-6, 1-3) with 18 points and Aaron Hawley had 11.

Drake took its biggest lead of the game at 58-53 on Carter's layup with 6:54 remaining.

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