UNI hits 15 3s, pounds Alcorn State

CEDAR FALLS — Juwan McCloud made six 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 18 points to help the Northern Iowa men’s basketball team roll past Alcorn State 73-45 on Monday night.

Tywhon Pickford added 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Bennett Koch had 11 points and 13 rebounds for Northern Iowa (1-1), which bounced back from an 86-69 loss Friday to No. 9 North Carolina.

A.J. Mosby scored 15 points to lead Alcorn State (0-3).

Klint Carlson, who finished with seven points, and McCloud hit back-to-back 3-pointers and the Panthers had a double-digit lead seven minutes into the game. Pickford made a 3-pointer to cap an 18-0 run with 10:36 left before halftime as Northern Iowa built a 37-27 at the break.

Alcorn State pulled to 39-28 with 17:44 to play. A 21-5 run stretched the Panthers’ lead to 28 points with seven minutes left.

Northern Iowa made 15 of 27 3-pointers.

UNI 73, ALCORN ST. 45

At Cedar Falls

ALCORN ST. (0-3) — Sterling 2-8 1-2 6, Reed 0-2 0-0 0, Johnson 3-9 0-0 7, Patterson 1-3 0-0 2, Mosby 6-11 0-1 15, Brewer 1-2 0-1 2, Carter 0-3 2-2 2, Smith 0-0 0-0 0, Crosby 0-1 0-1 0, Allen 1-6 1-1 3, Howard 2-8 2-2 8. Totals 16-53 6-10 45.

UNI (1-1) — Koch 5-10 1-1 11, Carlson 2-8 1-2 7, Brown 3-8 0-0 9, Pickford 6-14 2-2 16, McCloud 6-11 0-0 18, Conrey 0-0 0-0 0, T.Lohaus 0-1 0-0 0, Phyfe 0-0 0-0 0, McDonnell 0-0 0-0 0, Friedman 1-2 1-2 3, Haldeman 3-3 1-2 9, McDermott 0-1 0-0 0, Wentzien 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-58 6-9 73.

Halftime–UNI 37-27. 3-Point Goals–Alcorn St. 7-23 (Mosby 3-6, Howard 2-5, Sterling 1-4, Johnson 1-4, Crosby 0-1, Patterson 0-1, Carter 0-1, Allen 0-1), UNI 15-27 (McCloud 6-8, Brown 3-6, Haldeman 2-2, Carlson 2-5, Pickford 2-5, T.Lohaus 0-1). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds–Alcorn St. 23 (Johnson 6), UNI 47 (Koch 13). Assists–Alcorn St. 6 (Mosby 3), UNI 15 (Carlson 5). Total Fouls–Alcorn St. 18, UNI 15. A–3,385.