Dec. 23, 2009
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.
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.