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UNI Dunks Savannah State, 55-50
From UNI Athletics Communications
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - The University of Northern Iowa men's basketball team improved to 4-5 on the season with a 55-50 win over Savannah State on Tuesday in the McLeod Center.
UNI junior Seth Tuttle led the Panther scoring effort with 17 points.
"Seth had a good start," UNI head coach Ben Jacobson said. "He played well early and he was aggressive."
The Panthers led 26-25 at the break after trailing by four midway through the first half. UNI earned its biggest lead of the night with 4:32 left in the game at 47-38. Savannah State (2-8 overall) cut the lead to three with :02 left in the game but Tuttle hit a pair of free throws with 0.4 seconds left to ice the victory.
UNI will play host to VCU on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the McLeod Center. Fans are encouraged to wear white for a White Out in McLeod. The game will be broadcast live on ESPNU.