Northern Iowa has won five straight by an average of 20.6 points after an opening night loss to Colorado State.
North Texas led 43-41 after a back-and-forth first half. But a pair of free throws by Klint Carlson followed by a Koch dunk gave Northern Iowa a 52-49 lead four minutes into the second half, a lead which they did not relinquish.
The Panthers pieced together a 27-9 scoring run over 10 minute stretch which extended their lead to 22 (84-62) and put the game away.
J-Mychal Reese led North Texas (2-4) with 19 points.