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Northern Iowa hands TCU first home defeat

Kwadzo Ahelegbe scored 25 points, and Northern Iowa handed TCU its first home loss of the season 64-60 Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas.

Johnny Moran had 10 points for the Panthers (4-2) and Jake Koch finished with eight points and nine rebounds.

Garlon Green scored 14 point to lead the Horned Frogs (6-3), who fell to 5-1 at home. Sammy Yeager added 13 points and Nikola Gacesa had 12.

Neither team led by more than eight, and the game featured nine ties and 10 lead changes. Koch broke the final tie with a layup that put Northern Iowa up 58-56 with 3:06 to play. He then added two free throws, and a foul shot from Johnny Moran with 1:45 remaining capped a 5-0 run by the Panthers.

TCU didn't get closer than three the rest of the way.

Northern Iowa took its largest lead, 12-4, with 12:20 left in the first half, and the Panthers went into halftime up 28-26.

N. IOWA (4-2): Koch 2-6 4-5 8, O'Rear 4-7 1-2 9, Ahelegbe 8-13 6-9 25, Moran 4-10 1-2 10, James 3-7 2-4 9, Rank 0-0 0-0 0, Morrison 0-0 0-0 0, Sonnen 1-2 0-0 3, Pehl 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 22-47 14-22 64.

TCU (6-3): Gacesa 3-8 6-6 12, Green 5-5 2-2 14, Moss 2-10 2-2 8, Thorns 1-9 0-0 2, Cadot 1-1 0-0 2, Ray 0-1 1-2 1, Yeager 6-11 0-1 13, Fields 1-1 1-2 4, Cerina 2-4 0-0 4. Totals 21-50 12-15 60.

Halftime—N. Iowa 28-26. 3-Point Goals—N. Iowa 6-17 (Ahelegbe 3-4, Sonnen 1-2, James 1-3, Moran 1-7, Koch 0-1), TCU 6-19 (Green 2-2, Moss 2-6, Fields 1-1, Yeager 1-4, Ray 0-1, Gacesa 0-2, Thor ns 0-3). Fouled Out—Cadot. Rebounds—N. Iowa 27 (Koch 9), TCU 32 (Green 7). Assists—N. Iowa 13 (James, Moran, O'Rear 3), TCU 13 (Thorns 7). Total Fouls—N. Iowa 15, TCU 20. Technical—Cadot. A—4,02 2.

Southern Illinois 75, Chicago State 61 — Mamadou Seck scored 17 points for Southern Illinois.

The Salukis outpaced the Cougars 18-5 on offensive rebounds and had a 20-6 advantage on second-chance points over the Cougars (2-7).

Seck, making his first start for the Salukis, had 14 rebounds, two assists and was 7 of 11 from the field.

Carlton Fay and Gene Teague each scored 12 points, and Teague pulled down seven rebounds. Jack Crowder added nine points, and Troy Long contributed eight.

Carl Montgomery led the Cougars with 29 points, seven rebounds and one assist. Montgomery shot 10 of 14 from the field and 9 of 14 from the free-throw line. Victor Scott and Sean Montgomery each added 10 points and four rebounds.

S. ILLINOIS (4-4): Seck 7-11 3-4 17, Fay 5-9 2-2 12, Teague 5-6 2-2 12, Brown-Surles 1-2 2-3 4, Freeman 2-6 2-4 6, Cleveland 3-8 0-2 6, Long 2-10 2-3 8, Mitchell 0-0 0-0 0, Crowder 2-2 5-6 9, Bocot 0-7 0-0 0, Drinkard 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 27-61 19-28 75.

CHICAGO ST. (2-7): C. Montgomery 10-14 9-14 29, Martin 1-2 0-0 2, Scott 4-11 1-1 10, Martin Jr. 0-0 0-0 0, Lofton 2-2 3-8 8, Harris 0-3 0-0 0, Simmons 1-3 0-0 2, J. Montgomery 0-4 0-0 0, Wall 0-1 0-0 0, S. Mon tgomery 4-6 2-2 10. Totals 22-46 15-25 61.

Halftime—S. Illinois 35-31. 3-Point Goals—S. Illinois 2-14 (Long 2-6, Brown-Surles 0-1, Freeman 0-1, Fay 0-3, Bocot 0-3), Chicago St. 2-10 (Lofton 1-1, Scott 1-5, S. Montgomery 0-1, Wall 0-1, J. Montgomery 0-1, C. Montgomery 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—S. Illinois 43 (Seck 14), Chicago St. 25 (C. Montgomery 7). Assists—S. Illinois 12 (Cleveland 5), Chicago St. 12 (Lofton 3). Tot al Fouls—S. Illinois 24, Chicago St. 22. Technicals—Crowder, J. Montgomery. A—2,035.

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