Panthers open with win over Coe College
CEDAR FALLS — Bennett Koch and Jeremy Morgan scored 11 points apiece and Northern Iowa cruised to a 74-37 season-opening win over Coe College on Saturday afternoon at the McLeod Center.
The Panthers had an early 17-0 run to build a 22-4 lead and their Division III foe never mounted a challenge. It was 45-18 at the half as the Kohawks shot 29 percent and had 10 turnovers before the break.
Morgan had all of his points during the run, including three 3-pointers.
Northern Iowa shot 54.5 percent in the first half and 53 for the game. Northern Iowa got 45 points from reserves, including 10 from Isaiah Brown.
Coe finished with 18 turnovers that led to 22 points for the Panthers, who also had a 32-10 advantage on inside scoring.
Matt Vonderhaar had 10 points for Coe, which only had one free throw in the game.