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UNI crushes South Dakota State under a barrage of threes, 86-58

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The UNI Panthers connected on a school record 20 three pointers in crushing South Dakota State 86-58 to snap a four game losing streak.  UNI was led by Hunter Rhodes who was 6-9 from three for 20 points. Jeremy Morgan added 17 points on five three pointers and Jordan Ashton had fifteen points on another five three pointers as the Panthers improve to 4-4 on the season.

Morgan drained five first-half three-pointers en route to leading UNI to a 49-25 lead at the break.

SDSU and UNI were tied 9-9 before the Panthers used a 12-0 to take a 21-9 lead. The Panthers kept the run going and extended the lead to 28-11, which concluded UNI's 19-2 spurt. At the half, UNI had buried 13-of-23 shots from 3-point land and was shooting 55.2 percent from the field overall.

UNI took its largest lead of the contest at 59-31 following a pair of free throw makes from Ted Friedman. SDSU whittled the lead down to 17 after a 13-2 run, but UNI's Jordan Ashton hit a floater in the lane and Morgan sank a wide open jump shot from the elbow to push the lead back to 21 with 11:57 left in the game.

SDSU's Mike Daum came into the game averaging 20.2 points per game and the Panthers limited Daum to 15 points on 3-of-9 shooting from the field.

UNI will stay home and take on the University of North Dakota Saturday at 7 p.m. in the McLeod Center.
 

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