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UNI wins school record 16th straight 68-57 over Evansville

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Deon Mitchell scored 17 points and No. 10 Northern Iowa beat Evansville 68-57 on Wednesday night, setting up a showdown with 11th-ranked Wichita State for the Missouri Valley title. The Panthers won a school record 16th game in a row and finished the season unbeaten at home.

Paul Jesperson added 11 points for the Panthers (27-2, 16-1 MVC), who are tied with the Shockers atop the conference. The two teams will meet Saturday in Wichita for the regular season championship and the top spot in the league tournament.

After Evansville went on a 13-1 run early in the second half to cut the Panthers lead to 45-40 with 12:02 left, the Panthers scored eight straight over the next 2:54 to put the game away.


 

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