Tuttle, Koch help Northern Iowa sweep Drake 66-52

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January 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Seth Tuttle scored 13 points as Northern Iowa completed a season sweep of Drake with a 66-52 victory Sunday night. Jake Koch added 10 points for the Panthers (14-7, 4-5 Missouri Valley), who snapped a two-game losing streak. Marc Sonnen hit one 3-pointer among his eight points, marking the 15th consecutive game in which he has scored from long range. Kurt Alexander scored 21 points to lead the Bulldogs (12-8, 5-4), whose season-best four-game winning streak ended. Drake failed to avenge an 83-68 loss to Northern Iowa on Jan. 7. The game turned late in the first half. With the Panthers trailing 19-17, Johnny Moran hit a 3-pointer with 9:27 left that started a 17-4 run and gave Northern Iowa a 34-23 edge at halftime. The lead topped out at 53-28 on a three-point play by Matt Morrison with 12:59 to go. Drake never got closer than 12 after that.