Northern Iowa Beats SIU 64-52

CEDAR FALLS (AP)- Austin Phyfe had 17 points, 18 rebounds and five assists to help lift Northern Iowa to a 64-52 win over Southern Illinois, the Panthers’ 15th consecutive home victory.

The Panthers have a one-game lead over Loyola Chicago in the Missouri Valley Conference with two games remaining.

Isaiah Brown added 15 points for Northern Iowa.

Southern Illinois led 34-26 at halftime but scored a season-low 18 points in the second half when Northern Iowa used a 20-0 run to take control at 60-43 with four minutes left.

Barret Benson had 11 points for the Salukis as did Eric McGill.

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