Northern Iowa routs Drake 85-55

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January 20th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Deon Mitchell scored 20 points, leading four Northern Iowa players in double figures, and the Panthers routed Drake 85-55 on Sunday. Jake Koch had 16 points and a team-high seven rebounds, and Seth Tuttle and Anthony James scored 10 points apiece for Northern Iowa (10-9, 3-4 Missouri Valley), which shot 60 percent from the field, making 30 of 50 shots. The Panthers led 37-22 at halftime, and their biggest lead was 36 points.

Richard Carter led the Bulldogs (8-10, 2-5) with 16 points. Jordan Clarke had 10 points and eight rebounds for Drake. Northern Iowa has won 19 straight games when scoring 80 or more points going back to 2008.