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Evansville beats Northern Iowa 54-51 in overtime
EVANSVILLE 54, NORTHERN IOWA 51
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- Colt Ryan scored 23 points, including a
jumper with 33 seconds left in overtime that ended up being the
winning score, in Evansville's 54-51 victory over Northern Iowa
on Tuesday night.
Ned Cox and Troy Taylor added nine points apiece for the Purple
Aces (13-9, 6-4 Missouri Valley), and Taylor pulled down 12
rebounds. Egidijus Mockevicius had six points and 13 rebounds.
Marc Sonnen scored 11 points for the Panthers (11-11, 4-6), who
lost their chance to force a second overtime when Anthony James
missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer. Northern Iowa led 47-41 after
Sonnen's 3-pointer with 1:30 left, but Ryan and Cox hit
back-to-back 3s to force overtime.
Evansville has won its last five meetings with Northern Iowa and
improved to 5-0 in conference home games this season.
The loss was the second straight heartbreaker for the Panthers,
who fell 59-58 at Indiana State on Saturday.
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