February 24, 2016

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) Wes Washpun scored 16 points and Matt Bohannon tallied 14 points to lead Northern Iowa in convincing fashion past Indiana State 66-44 Wednesday night.

Northern Iowa (18-12, 10-7) forced a tie for fifth place in the Missouri Valley Conference with Southern Illinois (10-7), which lost 73-50 to Illinois State Wednesday night.

Khristian Smith's early 3 gave the Sycamores its last lead of the game at 8-7. From there Northern Iowa seized control and went on a 21-7 run. Washpun's two free throws made it 28-14, and the Panthers proceeded to take a 34-19 lead at the break.

A Bohannon 3 in the second half put Northern Iowa up 45-21 with 16:52 remaining. A Klint Carlson layup made the lead 60-30 with 8:47 to go.

Brenton Scott was the only player in double digits in scoring for Indiana State (13-16, 7-10) with 12.

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