Lohaus leads Panthers past Bradley

CEDAR FALLS — Wyatt Lohaus scored a career-best 25 points and Northern Iowa snapped a three-game skid, beating Bradley 74-65 on Wednesday.

Lohaus was 7 of 11 from the field including six 3-pointers for the Panthers (12-13, 4-9 Missouri Valley Conference). Klint Carlson added 12 points and led with nine rebounds. Bennett Koch had 11 points and seven rebounds.

Lohaus hit his first 3-pointer early in the half to put the Panthers up by two and they never trailed before intermission, holding on to lead 32-30 at the break.

Bradley surged 18-10 to open the second half and Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye’s layup put the Braves (17-9, 7-6) on top 48-42 with 13:19 to play. Lohaus led a 17-4 run after that, draining three 3-pointers and a jumper, and the Panthers led 59-52 with 7:52 left and they cruised from there.

Lautier-Ogunleye finished with 19 points for the Braves who have lost the last two after winning four straight.

NORTHERN IOWA 74, BRADLEY 65

At Cedar Falls

BRADLEY (17-9) — Childs 1-2 0-2 2, Bar 1-4 0-0 2, Kennell 1-6 2-2 5, Lautier-Ogunleye 6-7 7-7 19, Hodgson 1-3 0-0 3, Thomas 4-7 10-12 18, van Bree 1-3 2-2 4, D.Brown 4-13 4-4 12, Lundy 0-0 0-0 0. TOTALS 19-45 25-29 65.

N. IOWA (12-13) — Carlson 5-10 1-3 12, Koch 4-6 3-4 11, McCloud 0-3 0-0 0, Pickford 1-5 2-3 4, I.Brown 0-1 0-0 0, Phyfe 0-1 0-0 0, McDonnell 2-2 0-0 4, Friedman 0-1 0-0 0, Haldeman 1-4 6-11 9, Rhodes 0-2 9-9 9, W.Lohaus 7-11 5-6 25. TOTALS 20-46 26-36 74.

Halftime–UNI 32-30. 3-Point Goals–Bradley 2-13 (Hodgson 1-2, Kennell 1-4, Childs 0-1, Thomas 0-1, Lautier-Ogunleye 0-1, van Bree 0-1, D.Brown 0-3), UNI 8-21 (W.Lohaus 6-9, Haldeman 1-3, Carlson 1-4, Rhodes 0-1, McCloud 0-1, I.Brown 0-1, Pickford 0-2). Fouled Out–Childs. Rebounds–Bradley 24 (Kennell 6), UNI 32 (Carlson 9). Assists–Bradley 4 (D.Brown, Thomas 2), UNI 10 (Rhodes 3). Total Fouls–Bradley 24, UNI 24. A–3,794 (6,650).