January 09, 2016

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) Matt Bohannon made five 3-pointers, matched a season-high with 21 points, and Northern Iowa rolled to a 77-44 victory over Drake on Saturday night.

Bohannon shot 7 of 11 from the floor. Bennett Koch added 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting for Northern Iowa (10-7, 2-2 Missouri Valley Conference), which bounced back from a one-point loss to Missouri State on Jan. 6, and broke a two-game losing skid.

Reed Timmer scored 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Drake (5-11, 0-4). The Bulldogs scored a season-low 44 points and have lost four-straight games and eight of their last nine.

The Panthers had a double-digit lead midway through the first half, built a 41-20 halftime lead and never trailed.

Northern Iowa has won 14-straight conference home games dating to back to last season.

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