CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (KCRG) - Northern Iowa overcame some first half struggles to beat Valparaiso, 88-78.
The Panthers trailed 42-36 at halftime. They turned the ball over 10 times, which Valparaiso turned into 16 points.
Northern Iowa regrouped in the second half outscoring the Crusaders, 52-36. The defense also stepped up forcing nine turnovers and turning those into 17 points.
A.J. Green continued his hot shooting streak with 29 points, including five 3-pointers. Four other players finished in double figures for UNI.
The Panthers improve to 15-2 overall and travel to Bradley on Saturday. Tip-off is set 5 p.m.