Second half comeback propels Southern Illinois over UNI

CARBONDALE, Illinois (KCRG) - Wednesday's loss at Southern Illinois was definitely a gut punch for Northern Iowa.

The Panthers had a 16-point lead at halftime, but were outscored 51-27 in the second half and lost 70-62. In the second half, Southern Illinois shot 63 percent from the field, while UNI only shot 36 percent.

The Panthers fall to 8-12 overall and 3-4 in the MVC. They host Evansville on Saturday.