Green, Carter lead N. Iowa over S. Illinois 69-68

Northern Iowa coach Ben Jacobson speaks to forward Noah Carter (35) during the first half of...
Northern Iowa coach Ben Jacobson speaks to forward Noah Carter (35) during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Wyoming on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)(Marco Garcia | AP)
Published: Jan. 15, 2022 at 10:51 PM CST
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CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) - AJ Green scored 22 points, Noah Carter added 17 and Northern Iowa edged Southern Illinois 69-68 for its fifth straight win.

Green was 4 of 12 from the floor, made three 3-pointers and shot 11 of 12 from the line.

Green’s two free throws stretched Panthers’ lead to 69-65 with 0.8 seconds left. Lance Jones heaved in a 3-pointer at the buzzer for Southern Illinois (9-7, 2-2 Missouri Valley).

Nate Heise added 11 points for Northern Iowa (9-7, 5-1 ).

Marcus Domask scored 23 points to lead the Salukis. Jones finished with 20 points and Ben Coupet Jr. had 12.

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