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N. Iowa defeats Bluejays

Ali Farokhmanesh scored 15 points and Kwadzo Ahelegbe added 12 as Northern Iowa downed Creighton 60-52 Tuesday night in the Missouri Valley Conference opener for both teams in Omaha.

The victory was the ninth in a row for the Panthers (10-1).

The preseason favorite in the MVC held the Bluejays (5-7) without a field goal for a nine-minute stretch in the first half while building a 12-point lead. UNI later answered a second-half surge by Creighton with a 14-4 run to move in front for good.

The Panthers threatened to run away early as Creighton missed 15 of its first 16 shots.

Cavel Witter, who finished with 17 points, hit three second-half three-pointers as the Jays rallied to claim a 41-37 lead.

Ahelegbe answered with a driving basket and a pair of free throws to spark the Panthers, who hit 16 of their 18 free-throw attempts after the break.

N. IOWA (10-1): A.Koch 2-8 3-3 8, Eglseder 4-5 3-4 11, Farokhmanesh 4-11 4-4 15, Ahelegbe 3-13 6-6 12, Moran 1-6 1-2 3, J.Koch 0-1 0-0 0, Dunham 1-2 0-0 2, Sonnen 1-3 0-0 3, O'Rear 2-2 2-2 6, James 0-0 0-0 0 . Totals 18-51 19-21 60.

CREIGHTON (5-7): Carter 0-5 0-0 0, Ashford 1-3 3-4 6, Lawson Jr. 1-4 4-4 6, Stinnett 1-8 0-1 3, Young 4-10 0-3 8, Witter 6-10 0-0 17, Bock 0-0 0-0 0, Korver 0-1 0-0 0, Runnels 4-8 0-1 8, Harriman 0-0 4-5 4, Wragge 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 17-50 11-18 52.

Halftime—N. Iowa 25-18. 3-Point Goals—N. Iowa 5-19 (Farokhmanesh 3-8, Sonnen 1-2, A.Koch 1-3, Ahelegbe 0-1, Dunham 0-1, Moran 0-4), Creighton 7-19 (Witter 5-6, Ashford 1-3, Stinnett 1-4, Korv er 0-1, Wragge 0-1, Young 0-2, Carter 0-2). Fouled Out—A.Koch. Rebounds—N. Iowa 38 (A.Koch, Moran 8), Creighton 31 (Runnels, Stinnett 6). Assists—N. Iowa 11 (Ahelegbe 4), Creighton 8 (Stinnett, Young 3). Total Fouls—N. Iowa 19, Creighton 18. A—17,152.

SIU 70, Indiana St. 52

INDIANA ST. (8-4): Richard 2-3 0-0 4, Leitnaker 4-5 0-0 8, Reed 1-4 4-4 7, Lathan 4-7 3-4 11, Kelly 1-3 1-2 3, Doluony 0-3 0-0 0, Crawford 0-1 0-0 0, Martin 0-0 0-2 0, Marshall 5-9 0-0 10, Printy 2-5 0-0 6, Ca rter 0-1 3-4 3. Totals 19-41 11-16 52.

S. ILLINOIS (8-2): Fay 3-9 0-1 6, Evans 4-8 3-4 11, Dillard 3-11 0-0 6, T.Freeman 7-10 0-0 19, Bocot 6-11 1-1 14, Brown-Surles 1-1 0-0 2, Moise 0-0 0-0 0, Mitchell 0-0 0-0 0, Long 0-1 0-0 0, Teague 0-1 0-0 0, Booker 3-4 0-0 6, J.Freeman 1-2 4-4 6. Totals 28-58 8-10 70.

Halftime—Indiana St. 28-26. 3-Point Goals—Indiana St. 3-11 (Printy 2-3, Reed 1-3, Richard 0-1, Doluony 0-1, Lathan 0-1, Carter 0-1, Kelly 0-1), S. Illinois 6-15 (T.Freeman 5-7, Bocot 1-3, Fay 0-1, Long 0-1, Dillard 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Indiana St. 24 (Lathan, Leitnaker 4), S. Illinois 31 (J.Freeman 6). Assists—Indiana St. 7 (Kelly, Marshall, Reed 2), S. Illinois 14 (T.Fre eman 4). Total Fouls—Indiana St. 15, S. Illinois 17. A—5,401.

Bradley 67, Drake 59

BRADLEY (6-5): Brown 6-14 5-5 17, Egolf 1-4 1-3 3, Maniscalco 4-11 5-5 14, Roberts 2-8 2-2 6, Warren 8-12 4-4 24, McCain 0-0 0-0 0, Eastman 1-3 1-2 3, Knezevic 0-0 0-0 0, Singh 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 22-55 18-21 67.

DRAKE (5-8): Simons 1-8 0-0 2, Templeton 3-7 0-0 7, VanDeest 2-3 1-2 5, Wedel 3-12 0-0 8, Young 5-11 1-2 14, Hawley 4-10 2-2 11, Stanley 3-5 2-2 10, Wiseler 0-4 0-0 0, Eaddy 0-1 0-0 0, Uhlenhopp 0-0 2-2 2. Totals 21-61 8-10 59.

Halftime—Bradley 29-28. 3-Point Goals—Bradley 5-16 (Warren 4-6, Maniscalco 1-6, Brown 0-1, Roberts 0-3), Drake 9-32 (Young 3-9, Stanley 2-2, Wedel 2-7, Templeton 1-3, Hawley 1-4, VanDeest 0-1 , Eaddy 0-1, Wiseler 0-2, Simons 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Bradley 39 (Brown 11), Drake 36 (VanDeest 9). Assists—Bradley 12 (Maniscalco 5), Drake 13 (Stanley, VanDeest 3). Total Fouls—Brad ley 14, Drake 18. A—3,791.

Missouri St. 74, Evansville 60

MISSOURI ST. (11-1): Mallett 7-13 1-3 17, Weems 5-8 2-2 14, Creekmore 3-4 0-2 6, Pickens 1-1 0-0 2, Leonard 3-7 0-0 9, Fuehrmeyer 2-2 0-0 5, Ricks 0-1 0-0 0, Patterson 5-8 0-0 12, Jehle 0-1 0-0 0, Jones 2-5 0-0 5 , Rhine 2-4 0-0 4. Totals 30-54 3-7 74.

EVANSVILLE (6-5): Haarsma 4-9 2-3 10, Holmes 7-14 0-0 15, Hopf 3-4 3-4 9, Ryan 3-7 0-0 9, Cox 3-9 0-0 7, Jones 0-0 2-4 2, Taylor 1-2 0-1 2, Hudson 0-1 0-0 0, van Tongeren 3-5 0-0 6. Totals 24-51 7-12 60.

Halftime—Missouri St. 36-34. 3-Point Goals—Missouri St. 11-20 (Leonard 3-5, Patterson 2-2, Weems 2-4, Mallett 2-6, Fuehrmeyer 1-1, Jones 1-2), Evansville 5-11 (Ryan 3-5, Cox 1-2, Holmes 1-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Missouri St. 28 (Weems 9), Evansville 27 (Haarsma 8). Assists—Missouri St. 22 (Fuehrmeyer, Mallett 5), Evansville 13 (Cox 6). Total Fouls—Missouri St. 14, Evansville 1 1. A—5,510.

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