Indiana St. halts skid, shoots down Panthers

CEDAR FALLS — Brenton Scott scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Indiana State pulled away from Northern Iowa in the second half to take a 77-66 Missouri Valley Conference victory and snap a three-game losing streak on Saturday afternoon.

Scott knocked down three 3-pointers, giving him 257 career treys and leaving him 26 shy of the school record.

The Sycamores hit five 3-pointers in a row, the final two by Devin Thomas, to extend a one-point second-half lead, 45-44, into a 60-52 advantage.

Jordan Barnes contributed 13 points for Indiana State (11-13, 5-6).

Bennett Koch hit 8 of 11 from the free-throw line and finished with 16 points to lead Northern Iowa (11-13, 3-9), which dropped its third straight and fourth in its last five games. Klint Carlson added 14 points and Isaiah Brown contributed 10.

INDIANA ST. 77, UNI 66

At Cedar Falls

INDIANA ST. (11-13) — Thomas 3-7 0-0 8, Murphy 4-4 0-0 8, Davis 3-7 0-0 7, Barnes 2-10 8-8 13, Scott 7-12 3-4 20, Kessinger 1-4 0-0 2, Rickman 0-0 0-0 0, Hughes 3-3 0-0 8, Deady 1-1 0-0 2, Key 2-2 4-5 9. TOTALS 26-50 15-17 77.

N. IOWA (11-13) — Phyfe 2-4 2-3 6, Carlson 5-10 2-3 14, Pickford 1-6 3-4 5, McCloud 3-4 0-1 6, Brown 5-8 0-1 10, Koch 4-6 8-11 16, Friedman 0-0 0-0 0, Haldeman 3-5 0-0 9, Rhodes 0-1 0-0 0, W.Lohaus 0-2 0-0 0. TOTALS 23-46 15-23 66.

Halftime–33-33. 3-Point Goals–Indiana St. 10-22 (Scott 3-6, Hughes 2-2, Thomas 2-3, Key 1-1, Davis 1-3, Barnes 1-6, Kessinger 0-1), UNI 5-11 (Haldeman 3-4, Carlson 2-3, Rhodes 0-1, W.Lohaus 0-1, Pickford 0-1, Brown 0-1). Fouled Out–McCloud. Rebounds–Indiana St. 28 (Scott 10), UNI 23 (Pickford 7). Assists–Indiana St. 9 (Scott 3), UNI 7 (Brown 3). Total Fouls–Indiana St. 20, UNI 18. A–4,564.