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Panthers Stun Wichita State, 77-74, For Big MVC Victory

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WICHITA, KANSAS (KWWL)-- The UNI Panthers got a combined 41-points from Kwadzo Ahelegbe and Anthony James, in a dramatic, 77-74 victory over Wichita State Wednesday night.

The UNI victory, combined with Indiana State's 70-69 win over previously undefeated Missouri State, tightens up the close Missouri Valley Conference race. UNI handed the Shockers their second straight home loss, after Wichita State had gone 25-1 at home over the last to seasons.

Kwadzo scored 21, including 10 of 12 from the free throw line. Anthony James added 20, including a long three late in the game, as the Panthers won their 5th Missouri Valley Conference game against 3 losses. It's 10th time in his UNI career that Kwadzo Ahelegbe has scored at least 20 points.

UNI is now 14-6 overall and will face Drake in the McLeod Center Saturday night.

The Indiana State Sycamores helped themselves and the Panthers Wednesday night. Former Iowa Hawkeye, Jake Kelly, sank a free throw with less than a second to play for the Sycamores, as Indiana State beat previously undefeated Missouri State, 70-69.

UNI is now 14-6 overall and will face Drake in the McLeod Center Saturday night. Tip off is 7:00 PM.

Online Reporter:  Ron Steele

rsteele@kwwl.com

 

 

 

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