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Hot Shooting Doesn't Help UNI Against Indiana State
By Jake Bemis, Correspondent
CEDAR FALLS Without the help of forward Nate Buss, Northern Iowa kept its hot shooting streak alive as the Panthers hit 60 percent from the field in the first half last night against Indiana State, including 18 points from junior guard Deon Mitchell.
But that didn't matter.
The Panthers didn't hit a field goal until the 15:33 mark to start the second half while ISU went on a 12-1 to erase an 11-point halftime deficit and tie the game at 46.
The Sycamores didn't trail again in an 87-81 victory over UNI.
"We made a lot of transition offense in the first half," UNI Coach Ben Jacobson said. "When we started missing shots to open the second half, that got them into the open floor. They made a lot of shots that took us out of our transition game."