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Haldeman helps UNI hold off Indiana St

CEDAR FALLS — Spencer Haldeman scored 21 points, Trae Berhow made 3 of 4 from the free-throw line in the final 19 seconds and Northern Iowa defeated Indiana State 69-64 on Wednesday night.

Berhow made the second of two free throws for a three-point lead, 67-64, with 19 seconds remaining. Indiana State’s Cooper Neese missed a 3-pointer and the Sycamores (10-7, 2-3 Missouri Valley) sent Berhow to the line again. He made both to seal the win.

The game was last tied, 53-53, with 4:41 remaining. UNI (8-10, 3-2) led the rest of the way but Indiana State was twice within two points in the final minute and a half.

Haldeman made 4 of 8 3-point tries for Northern Iowa, while his teammates went 2 for 15.

Berhow made one 3-pointer and went 3 for 4 from the line for six points.

Jordan Barnes had 15 points and 11 rebounds for Indiana State.

UNI 69, INDIANA ST. 64

At Cedar Falls

INDIANA ST. (10-7) — Rickman 1-2 0-0 2, Williams 2-4 4-4 9, Barnes 4-14 6-8 15, Key 2-5 3-3 7, Holston 3-3 2-2 8, Kessinger 4-8 0-1 8, Neese 3-9 4-4 13, Hughes 0-2 2-2 2, Washington 0-1 0-0 0. TOTALS 19-48 21-24 64.

N. IOWA (8-10) — McDonnell 1-3 3-8 5, Berhow 1-5 3-4 6, Green 3-8 0-0 7, Lohaus 3-11 4-5 10, Brown 2-5 0-0 4, Dahl 2-3 0-2 4, Pickford 1-2 10-10 12, Haldeman 7-13 3-5 21. TOTALS 20-50 23-34 69.

Halftime–UNI 34-33. 3-Point Goals–Indiana St. 5-17 (Neese 3-6, Williams 1-2, Barnes 1-8, Washington 0-1), UNI 6-23 (Haldeman 4-8, Green 1-3, Berhow 1-4, McDonnell 0-1, Brown 0-1, Lohaus 0-6). Fouled Out–Williams, Rickman. Rebounds–Indiana St. 27 (Barnes 11), UNI 33 (Pickford, McDonnell 8). Assists–Indiana St. 5 (Barnes, Holston, Hughes, Rickman, Washington 1), UNI 12 (McDonnell 5). Total Fouls–Indiana St. 26, UNI 22. A–3,457 (6,650).

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