The UNI Panthers spoiled the return of former coach Greg McDermott with a 70-57 win over Iowa State in the UNI-Dome. Point guard Brooks McKowen had a career high 27 points to lead UNI.

McKowen on the post-game show on the UNI Sports Network said the Iowa State defense left him open. The Cyclones hit just 33 percent from the field and were outrebounded by the Panthers 47-42.

McDermott says his team wasn’t as sharp offensively as it needed to be and didn’t get the offensive rebounds he thought the could have, particularly in the first half.