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Panthers rebound 80-70 over Bradley

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PEORIA(KWWL)--The University of Northern Iowa men's basketball team tied a school record with 15 made 3-pointers in posting an 80-70 win over the Bradley Braves at Carver Arena on Tuesday.

UNI (19-9 overall, 10-6 MVC) moved into sole possession of third place in the league standings behind a career-high 25 points from sophomore guard Anthony James and 24 points from senior guard Kwadzo Ahelegbe.

James buried six 3-pointers in the game, and Ahelegbe tallied 22 of his points in the second half.

Bradley (9-18 overall, 3-13 MVC) got 20 points from the Valley's leading scorer Andrew Warren. But the Braves shot only 3-of-17 from beyond the arc, while the Panthers hit a blistering 15-of-31 from distance.

UNI also sank 23-of-26 free throws, led by Ahelegbe's 11-of-12 effort and sophomore guard Marc Sonnen's perfect 8-of-8. Sonnen also contributed a season-high 17 points off the bench.

The Panthers outrebounded the Braves, 31-26.

UNI trailed 34-29 at the half, but poured in 51 second-half points to reach the 80-point mark for the third time season.

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