CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - The bleeding has stopped, for now. Northern Iowa ended its seven-game losing streak and collected its first win of the season in the MVC after beating Valparaiso, 81-76.
Freshman Tywhon Pickford was a perfect 6-for-6 from the field, including 4-for-4 from the behind the arc finishing with 23 points.
Head coach Ben Jacobson made a change in the starting lineup with Austin Phyfe starting at center over Bennett Koch. The former Waverly-Shell Rock all-stater finished with 20 points in his first career start.