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Indiana State (16-5) at Northern Iowa (11-10)



The Sports Network

DATE & TIME: Saturday, February 1, 8 p.m. (ET)

FACTS & STATS: Site: McLeod Center (6,650) -- Cedar Falls, Iowa. Television: ESPN3.com. Home Record: Indiana State 8-0, Northern Iowa 8-0. Away Record: Indiana State 7-4, Northern Iowa 1-8. Neutral Record: Indiana State 1-1, Northern Iowa 2-2. Conference Record: Indiana State 7-2, Northern Iowa 5-4. Series Record: Indiana State leads, 25-21.

GAME NOTES: Following a two-game losing skid, the Northern Iowa Panthers got back on track with a win Wednesday night and will now look to make it two in a row as they host the Indiana State Sycamores in Missouri Valley Conference action at the McLeod Center.

Indiana State saw a two-game winning streak come to an end with a 79-60 defeat at the hands of Southern Illinois. Despite the loss, the Sycamores have still won four of their last six games, and are second in the conference standings at 7-2 behind Wichita State's perfect 9-0 record.

The Panthers recovered from a two-game skid with a 95-81 thumping of Evansville Wednesday night. Even with the win, the Panthers have still lost three of their last five games, and sit at a distant third in MVC standings at 5-4.

Indiana State leads the all-time series between the two teams, 25-21, which began back in the 1991-92 season. The Panthers and Sycamores will meet once again this season on March 1.

Three players reached double-digit scoring numbers for Indiana State Wednesday night, but it wasn't enough to take down Southern Illinois, which earned the easy victory over the high-flying Sycamores. Justin Gant scored a team-high 14 points in the loss, while Manny Arop netted 12 and Jake Odum scored 11 with a team-high seven rebounds. The Sycamores connected on just 39.6 percent of their shots from the floor in the game, and hit only 50 percent of their free- throw attempts.

Odum leads a group of five players for the Sycamores averaging double digits this season. Odum nets 12.1 ppg on 41.9 percent shooting from the field, while Arop comes in at second behind Odum with 11.5 ppg. Dawon Cummings (10.9 ppg), Gant (10.8 ppg) and Khristian Smith (10.6 ppg) are all within a point of Arop's scoring total. Odum is the team leader with a low 4.4 rpg average, and is first in assists with 101 on the year.

Northern Iowa completed the season sweep over Evansville with the victory Wednesday night in Cedar Falls. The Panthers connected on a school-record 17 3-pointers in the contest, beating the old mark of 15 set last January. Deon Mitchell and Seth Tuttle each scored 20 points to pace the Panthers in the win. Tuttle drained 12 of his 16 free-throw attempts, while Mitchell connected on 4-of-7 from 3-point distance. Matt Bohannon added 19 points, and Wes Washpun chipped in 11.

Tuttle leads a group of three double-digit scorers for Northern Iowa on the season. Tuttle checks in at a team-leading 14.6 ppg on 49.2 percent shooting from the floor. Mitchell is second on the team with 13 ppg, and Nate Buss is third with 10.8 ppg. Tuttle tops the squad with 7.9 rpg, and Washpun is first on the team in assists with 78. The Panthers are scoring an average of 74.1 ppg through 21 contests.

Indiana State may be coming off a win, and Northern Iowa may be undefeated at home, but that shouldn't guarantee anything. The Sycamores haven't lost back- to-back games all season long, and as long as the typical contribution from the top five scorers is present, Indiana State should have the leg up in this one.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Indiana State 79, Northern Iowa 73

02/01 11:59:25 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 104
LAL 103
Final
GT 49
UNC 81
Final
CLEM 61
NCSU 66
 
Final
DET 15
BAL 2
 
Final
MIA 7
MIAFLA 1
 
Final
PHI 5
NYY 5
 
Final
BOS 2
NEASTERN 1
 
Final
TOR 7
PIT 8
 
Final
CIN 10
CLE 0
 
Final
OAK 9
SFG 4
 
Final
BOS 1
BOSTONCOLL 0
 
Final
ARI 4
ASU 0
 
Final
CLE 110
BOS 79
Final
CHA 104
LAL 103
Final
NYK 86
SAC 124
Final
ATL 104
HOU 96
Final
MEM 82
UTA 93
Final
CHI 97
WAS 92
4th
DEN 103
MIL 93
 
Final
UMO 70
AKR 63
 
Final
NAVY 56
ARMY 52
 
Final
BST 60
EMICH 67
 
Final
BUT 54
GEOR 60
Final
IND 63
IOWA 77
Final
FLGC 81
JVU 63
 
Final
USCU 90
KNST 54
 
Final
BGU 80
KSU 81
 
Final
NKENTUCKY 73
LIP 76
 
Final
HC 62
GHND 45
 
Final
RUTG 50
MD 60
Final
GT 49
UNC 81
Final
BUF 93
OHIO 66
 
Final
ALA 74
MISS 82
Final
DAY 75
RIU 59
Final
CMICH 85
TOL 77
 
Final
DET 77
YOUNG 67
Final
UNF 81
STET 67
 
Final
ABCHRIST 83
HOUB 71
 
Final
NDAK 78
NEOM 80
 
Final
NILL 65
WMICH 63
 
Final
ILLCH 60
WRST 57
Final
MIZZ 63
AUB 61
 
2nd
UGA 64
KENT 70
 
2nd OT
NW 74
MICH 71
 
Final
CLEM 61
NCSU 66
 
2nd
UF 66
TEXAM 62
 
2nd
KU 55
WVU 58
 
2nd
CREI 62
VILL 65
 
Final
PHI 2
CAL 3
Final
NJD 3
NAS 1
Final
CLB 3
WAS 5
Final
TAM 3
BUF 0
Final
FLA 2
TOR 3
Final
MIN 3
OTT 2
Final
DAL 3
NYI 2
 
3rd
ARI 1
ANA 3
 
2nd
VAN 1
SJS 3