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James, Northern Iowa Defeat Indiana State 65-48


January 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Anthony James scored 16 points and Northern Iowa used a 13-0 run late in the first half to down Indiana State 65-48 on Wednesday night. Marc Sonnen added 15 points and Jake Koch 11 for the Panthers (11-4, 1-2 Missouri Valley). Dwayne Lathan led the Sycamores with 15 points (10-4, 1-2). Carl Richard scored 10. The Panthers shot 43 percent (24 of 56) but converted 7 of 15 3-pointers. Indiana State was limited to 37 percent from the floor (18 of 48). Lathan cut the Sycamores’ early deficit to 15-11 with 8:23 left. But then Northern Iowa strung together 13 consecutive points for a 28-11 lead with 2:40 to go in the first half. The Panthers led 32-16 at the break, but Indiana State trimmed it to 33-28 on Jordan Printy’s 3-pointer with 17:24 to play. However, Northern Iowa closed the game with a 12-2 run.