Indiana State holds off Northern Iowa 76-74
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP)—Jake Odum and Jordan Printy each scored 17 points and Indiana State held off Northern Iowa 76-74 Tuesday night to clinch the No. 3 seed for next week’s Missouri Valley tournament.
RJ Mahurin added 11 points, and the Sycamores (16-13, 11-6) guaranteed themselves a winning record in consecutive regular seasons for the first time since 1999-2000 and 2000-01.
Anthony James scored 18 points and Johnny Moran had 17 for the Panthers (19-11, 10-7), who have lost four of five following a season-high eight-game losing streak.
Leading 50-49 with 7:38 to play, Indiana State went on a 10-2 run to match its biggest lead, 60-51 with 4:43 remaining. Northern Iowa then rallied within 75-74 on Kwadzo Ahelegbe’s 3-pointer with 5 seconds to go, but the Panthers failed to attempt another shot.