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Berhow helps UNI top Loyola in OT

Trae Berhow

CEDAR FALLS — Trae Berhow scored the first five points of overtime, finishing with 11 points and a career-high 12 rebounds, and Northern Iowa defeated Loyola Chicago 67-62 on Sunday to pull even with the Ramblers atop the Missouri Valley Conference standings.

Loyola’s Tate Hall made two free throws with 4 seconds left in regulation to send the game to overtime tied at 55. Berhow was fouled 20 seconds into the extra period and hit two foul shots to put the Panthers (17-3, 6-2 MVC) up two and he added a 3-pointer at the 3:19 mark to stretch the lead to 60-55. Two free throws by AJ Green with 1:38 left pushed the lead to seven and UNI held on from there.

Green and Austin Phyfe topped Northern Iowa with 14 points apiece. Phyfe added nine rebounds. Freshman Antwan Kimmons scored 13 off the bench. Berhow’s double-double was his second of the season.

Cameron Krutwig topped the Ramblers (14-7, 6-2) with 19 points and a career-best 14 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the season. Lucas Williamson added 18 points, while Hall scored 10.

Drake 71, Missouri St. 69

Roman Penn

DES MOINES — Anthony Murphy made 1 of 2 free throws with 4 seconds remaining in the game and Keandre Cook missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer as Drake edged Missouri State 71-69 on Sunday.

Drake (15-6, 5-3 Missouri Valley Conference) led 37-25 at halftime and led the whole second half, but Missouri State (10-11, 4-4) pulled within 66-65 on two free throws by Gaige Prim with 45 seconds left to play. Roman Penn answered with a 3-pointer and, following a Cook layup, Penn hit 1 of 2 foul shots for a 70-67 lead with 14 seconds to go. Another Cook layup got the Bears within a point but they couldn’t get over the hump.

Penn paced Drake with 17 points, eight rebounds and eight assists. D.J. Wilkins pitched in with 14 points, five boards and four assists, while reserve Garrett Sturtz added 10 points and seven rebounds.

Prim topped Missouri State with career highs of 23 points and 12 rebounds for his first double-double. Freshman Isiaih Mosley finished with 16 points and eight boards. Cook totaled 12 points and 13 rebounds for his second double-double of the campaign.

Drake 71, Missouri St. 69

At Des Moines

MISSOURI ST. (10-11) — Cook 5-17 0-2 12, Mosley 7-14 1-1 16, Black 3-6 0-0 8, Cooper 1-3 0-0 3, Prim 8-19 7-7 23, Hall 0-3 0-0 0, West 2-6 0-0 5, Da Silva 1-2 0-0 2, Mohammed 0-0 0-0 0. TOTALS 27-70 8-10 69.

DRAKE (15-6) — Wilkins 5-13 0-0 14, Penn 5-13 5-7 17, A.Murphy 2-8 3-4 7, Jackson 2-5 0-0 6, Robbins 4-14 1-1 9, Sturtz 4-6 2-3 10, Thomas 1-6 0-0 3, Ernst 2-2 0-0 4, Pilipovic 0-0 1-2 1. TOTALS 25-67 12-17 71.

Halftime–Drake 37-25. 3-Point Goals–Missouri St. 7-25 (Black 2-5, Cook 2-9, Cooper 1-2, West 1-3, Mosley 1-4, Hall 0-2), Drake 9-25 (Wilkins 4-8, Penn 2-3, Jackson 2-5, Thomas 1-3, A.Murphy 0-1, Sturtz 0-2, Robbins 0-3). Fouled Out–Robbins. Rebounds–Missouri St. 46 (Cook 13), Drake 36 (Penn 8). Assists–Missouri St. 10 (Cooper 5), Drake 15 (Penn 8). Total Fouls–Missouri St. 18, Drake 13. A–3,593 (7,152).

UNI 67, Loyola 62, OT

At Cedar Falls

LOYOLA (14-7) — Hall 3-10 2-2 10, Krutwig 9-19 1-2 19, Williamson 6-14 3-4 18, Clemons 3-11 0-1 7, Uguak 1-3 0-0 3, Kennedy 1-6 0-0 2, Wojcik 1-1 0-0 3, Pipkins 0-2 0-0 0, Agunanne 0-0 0-0 0, Skokna 0-0 0-0 0. TOTALS 24-66 6-9 62.

N. IOWA (17-3) — Berhow 3-8 2-2 11, Brown 3-8 0-1 6, Green 4-12 4-4 14, Phyfe 6-9 2-2 14, Haldeman 3-6 1-4 9, Kimmons 5-7 3-4 13, Pickford 0-1 0-0 0, Dahl 0-0 0-0 0. TOTALS 24-51 12-17 67.

Halftime–UNI 32-28. 3-Point Goals–Loyola 8-26 (Williamson 3-10, Hall 2-4, Wojcik 1-1, Uguak 1-2, Clemons 1-6, Kennedy 0-1, Krutwig 0-1, Pipkins 0-1), UNI 7-18 (Berhow 3-7, Haldeman 2-3, Green 2-5, Brown 0-1, Kimmons 0-1, Pickford 0-1). Rebounds–Loyola 31 (Krutwig 14), UNI 38 (Berhow 12). Assists–Loyola 13 (Krutwig 4), UNI 10 (Green, Phyfe 3). Total Fouls–Loyola 15, UNI 11. A–5,145 (6,650).