Northern Iowa vs. Southern Illinois: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Northern Iowa vs. Southern Illinois: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Northern Iowa 57
(17-13, 5-9 away)
Southern Illinois 63
(13-16, 9-5 home)
Venue: SIU Arena
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, February 27, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Northern Iowa 24 33 57
Southern Illinois 39 24 63
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Northern Iowa M Sonnen 18 S Tuttle 9 D Mitchell 8
Southern Illinois D Jackson 18 J Early 8 J Pendleton 3

Northern Iowa lost at home against Southern Illinois 63-57 in conference play on an evening when they turned the ball over 16 times. With the loss, the Panthers even the season series against Southern Illinois at 1-1. Marc Sonnen got a game-high 18 points and five rebounds in a losing effort. Seth Tuttle also had a solid outing, scoring eight points and adding nine rebounds. For the Salukis, Jeff Early got 14 points and eight rebounds. Northern Iowa (17-13, 10-7 The Valley) hosts Illinois State (16-13, 7-9 The Valley) on Saturday, Mar. 2.

Northern Iowa Game Notes

  • The last time UNI started the season 17-13 was 2007.
  • The Panthers have lost 100 percent of the time this season (0-3) after having a three-point percentage of 25.0 percent or worse.
  • Northern Iowa has lost 80 percent of the time this season (2-8) after recording nine or fewer free throws made.
  • Northern Iowa has lost 80 percent of the time this season (1-4) after committing 16 or more turnovers.
  • Marc Sonnen accounted for 31.5 percent of the team's points.
  • Marc Sonnen has led the team in scoring in nine out of 30 games this season.
  • Seth Tuttle has led the team in rebounding in 15 out of 30 games this season.
  • Deon Mitchell had a career high with eight assists.

Southern Illinois Game Notes

  • The top two scorers (Desmar Jackson and Jeff Early) accounted for 50.7 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Jeff Early and Desmar Jackson) accounted for 50.0 percent of the rebounds.
  • Desmar Jackson has led the team in scoring 12 times in 29 games this season.
  • Jeff Early has led the team in rebounding 16 times in 29 games this season.
  • Jeff Early has five straight double-digit point games.
UNI PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
B+Marc Sonnen381850002
B+Seth Tuttle25894114
B+Jake Koch321261312
BDeon Mitchell271028205
CChip Rank19440101
CM. Singleton23550002
DMatt Bohannon33040000
-Austin Pehl3020000
SIU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AJeff Early351482300
ADesmar Jackson341872100
AJalen Pendleton14333300
BA. Beane Jr.25951000
C+D. Drinkard17530001
C+T.J. Lindsay28522100
CDantiel Daniels22401201
D+K. Brown-Surles25512105

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