Tuttle, Koch Help Northern Iowa Sweep Drake 66-52

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.

DRAKE (12-8)

Clarke 1-1 1-2 3, Jeffers 0-3 0-0 0, Madison 1-4 0-0 2, Rice 4-12 1-3 9, Simons 3-9 0-0 7, Hawley 3-10 0-0 8, Alexander 8-10 2-2 21, Welfringer 0-1 0-0 0, Parker 0-0 0-0 0, Woods 1-4 0-0 2, Smith 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 21-55 4-7 52.<

N. IOWA (14-7)

Tuttle 5-6 2-2 13, Moran 2-6 1-2 7, Koch 2-6 5-6 10, Sonnen 3-8 1-2 8, James 3-5 3-7 9, Mitchell 1-4 3-4 5, Rank 1-2 0-0 2, Singleton 0-1 0-0 0, Morrison 2-5 1-1 6, Martino 2-2 0-0 4, Pehl 1-6 0-0 2, Lange 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-51 16-24 66.<

Halftime_N. Iowa 34-23. 3-Point Goals_Drake 6-19 (Alexander 3-4, Hawley 2-7, Simons 1-4, Rice 0-1, Jeffers 0-1, Welfringer 0-1, Madison 0-1), N. Iowa 6-15 (Moran 2-5, Tuttle 1-1, Morrison 1-2, Sonnen 1-2, Koch 1-3, James 0-2). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_Drake 32 (Rice 6), N. Iowa 37 (Pehl 6). Assists_Drake 7 (Clarke, Madison 2), N. Iowa 11 (Koch, Sonnen 3). Total Fouls_Drake 17, N. Iowa 10. A_3,975.
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