UNI falls to Southern Illinois for first time at home

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - Northern Iowa played one of the toughest non-conference schedules in the country. The Panthers turned their attention to conference play hosting Southern Illinois at home on Thursday.

The Salukis defeated UNI for the first time at the McLeod Center, 56-53.

Tywhon Pickford had a team-high 13 points.