The University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team moved into a four-way tie for third place in the Missouri Valley Conference standings with a 72-59 victory over Illinois State in the McLeod Center on Sunday. UNI led from start to finish against the Illinois State and did not allow the Redbirds to score until 13:30 remained in the first half.
The Panthers lead was cut to nine at two times in the second half but the Redbirds could not pull into the lead. UNI was led by four players in double-figure scoring. Seth Tuttle scored 18 points and nine rebounds. Matt Bohannon scored 14 points as he drained four 3-pointers. Nate Buss added 13 points off the bench and was a perfect 2-for-2 from 3-point land. Jeremy Morgan tossed in 10 points and added four rebounds to go along with a block and a steal.
The Panthers are now 14-14 overall and 8-8 in the MVC.