N. Iowa beats Wichita St. 78-54

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP)—Ali Farokhmanesh had five 3-pointers and 17 points, and Northern Iowa pulled away in the second half Saturday to beat Wichita State 78-54 in the Missouri Valley Conference.

The Panthers (8-6, 2-1 MVC) made 11 of 18 3-pointers, eight of those in the second half as they extended a 28-26 halftime lead. UNI scored the last nine points of the first half, then outscored the Shockers (6-8, 0-3) 50-28 in the second half.

Kwadzo Ahelegbe had three 3-pointers and 13 points and Johnny Moran added 10 points for the Panthers.

Clevin Hannah was the only player in double figures for WSU, finishing with 14 points and four 3-pointers.

The Shockers had 21 turnovers, leading to 20 Northern Iowa points.

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