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NCAA Game Summary - Northern Iowa vs. La Salle



(Monday, November 25)

Final Score: Northern Iowa 65, La Salle 50

St. Thomas, VI (SportsNetwork.com) - Nate Buss scored 23 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to lead the Northern Iowa Panthers to a 65-50 victory over the La Salle Explorers in the third-place game of the Paradise Jam at the Sports and Fitness Center.

For the Panthers (3-3), Seth Tuttle added 15 points and five assists.

Steve Zack posted a double-double for the Explorers (3-4) with 13 points and 13 rebounds, while Tyrone Garland finished with 10 points.

Both teams struggled from the field in the first half, with UNI making only 35.7 percent of its field goal tries and La Salle hitting on only 34.5 percent, as the Panthers went into halftime leading, 29-26.

The Panthers found their range after intermission, connecting on 54.2 percent of their field goal tries in the second, while holding the Explorers to a lowly 28.6 percent, including 2-of-13 from beyond the arc. Leading by just two, 33-31, early in the second, the Panthers used a 12-0 run to build a double-digit cushion. La Salle never got closer than seven the rest of the way, as UNI cruised to victory.

UNI had a slight edge in points in the paint, 26-20. The Panthers bench was very productive, scoring 29 points to just eight for the reserves of the Explorers.

11/25 23:05:33 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
13th
NOR 3
DUR 4
 
Final
WAS 3
PHI 5
Final
TOR 6
ATL 5
Final
DET 3
CWS 12
Final
MIN 2
CLE 4
Final
STL 5
CIN 2
Final
CHC 7
SDP 6
Final
BOS 1
BAL 4
8th
PIT 6
MIL 1
 
8th
HOU 4
ANA 0
 
8th
NYM 5
MIA 0
 
7th
TAM 0
NYY 5
 
8th
KAN 0
OAK 5
 
1st
SFG 1
ARI 0
 
1st
LOS 0
COL 1
 
1st
SEA 0
TEX 0
 
Final
TOR 86
WAS 93
Final
GSW 106
NOP 99
4th
CHI 101
MIL 87
 
9:30pm Tonight
HOU
DAL
Final
TAM 5
DET 1
Final
STL 4
MIN 1
2nd
NYR 1
PIT 0
 
10:30pm Tonight
ANA
WIN
13th
NOR 3
DUR 4