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UNI Women roll by Southern Illinois 73-51

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CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -

The University of Northern Iowa women's basketball team raced out to a 19-4 lead over Southern Illinois in the first eight minutes and never looked back, winning 73-51 on Thursday evening in the McLeod Center.

Junior forward Amber Kirschbaum scored 23 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the UNI charge.  Kirschbaum notched her fourth double-double of the season, matching her career-high in rebounds and coming up one point shy of tying her career-high scoring output.

UNI (14-7, 7-3 MVC) moved one game closer to league-leading Wichita State in the conference standings. Wichita State lost at Creighton on Thursday night, putting UNI in a second-place tie with Missouri State, one game behind the Shockers

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