Northern Iowa faced off with Evansville on Tuesday, January 29th and let one slip to the Aces 54-51 in overtime. The Panthers stay winless versus AP-Ranked teams at 0-4 for the season. Seth Tuttle put up nine points and eight assists in the Panthers loss. Deon Mitchell got nine points and added six rebounds. For the Aces, Colt Ryan got a game-high 23 points and nine assists. Next up for Northern Iowa (11-11, 4-6 The Valley) is 15th-ranked Wichita State (19-3, 8-2 The Valley) on Saturday, February 2nd at home.
Northern Iowa Game Notes
- Northern Iowa has played in 3 overtime games this season. Over the last 5 seasons, the Panthers have played in 9 overtime games with a record of 6-3.
- The Panthers have been unlucky 6 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Northern Iowa has lost 27 close games.
- Northern Iowa has lost 100% of the time this season (0-5) after recording 51 or fewer total points.
- The Panthers have lost 100% of the time this season (0-6) after having a field goal percentage of 37.9% or worse.
- When the opposition records 39 or more rebounds this season, Northern Iowa has lost 100% of the time (0-5).
- When the opposition records 15 or more assists this season, Northern Iowa has lost 100% of the time (0-3).
- UNI set a season low for free throws made.
- The Panthers have recorded more three-pointers than their opponents for the past 4 games.
- Seth Tuttle recorded a team season high in assists with 8.
- Marc Sonnen has led the team in scoring in 6 out of 22 games this season.
- Jake Koch has led the team in rebounding in 8 out of 22 games this season.
- Seth Tuttle had a career high with 8 assists.
- This was the 1st foul out of the season for Chip Rank.
Evansville Game Notes
- Egidijus Mockevicius recorded a team season high in offensive rebounds with 8 and blocks with 6.
- Colt Ryan accounted for 42.5% of the team's points.
- Egidijus Mockevicius accounted for 33.3% of the team's rebounds.
- Colt Ryan has led the team in scoring 13 times in 22 games this season.
- Egidijus Mockevicius has led the team in rebounding 5 times in 22 games this season.
- This marks the 43rd 20-point game of Colt Ryan's career.
- Colt Ryan has 11 straight double-digit point games.
- Colt Ryan set a career high with 9 assists.
- Egidijus Mockevicius recorded the 2nd double-digit rebound game of his career.
- Troy Taylor recorded the 13th double-digit rebound game of his career.