UNI sets school record with 20 three-pointer
CEDAR FALLS (AP) — Hunter Rhodes and Jordan Ashton came off the bench to combine 35 points, and Northern Iowa set a school record with 20 three-pointers in an 86-58 win over South Dakota State on Wednesday night.
Rhodes, a transfer from Iowa State, hit 6 of 9 from 3-point range for 20 points and Ashton, a junior college transfer, was 5 of 8 with three 3s for 15 points, both career-highs at Northern Iowa (4-4), which snapped a four-game losing streak.
Jeremy Morgan added 17 points, making five 3s as Northern Iowa went 20 of 37 behind the arc. He had five from distance in the first half as the Panthers were 13 of 23 behind the arc and shot 55 percent to lead 49-25. He finished with eight rebounds. UNI had 21 assists on 28 baskets.
Former East Sac County all-stater Reed Tellinghuisen had 16 points with four 3s and Mike Daum had 15 points for the Jackrabbits (4-7).
Northern Iowa never shot better than 37.9 percent in its four losses but finished at 52 percent for the game.