Cowboys Drop Road Game at Northern Iowa

Dec. 23, 2009

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) -- Jordan Eglseder had game highs of 28 points and nine rebounds to lead Northern Iowa past Wyoming 72-54 on Wednesday night.

Ali Farokhmanesh scored 15, all on 3-pointers, and Kerwin Dunham added 10 points for the Panthers (9-1), who won their eighth in a row.

Northern Iowa's win gave the Missouri Valley Conference a 5-4 victory in the Mountain West/MVC Challenge.

Afam Muojeke led the Cowboys (6-6) with 20 points, and Desmar Jackson had 12.

Northern Iowa bolted to a 7-0 advantage, but Wyoming came right back with a nine-point streak that began a run that put the Cowboys up 24-15 midway through the first half.

But Northern Iowa stormed back to go ahead 29-27 on Dunham's 3-pointer with 3:53 left. The Panthers led 34-33 at intermission.

The lead reached 58-48 on Farokhmanesh's 3-pointer with 7:48 to go, and the Panthers pulled away.