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Iowa State Loses First Game of Year to Northern Iowa

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Well it may not be anywhere near the magnitude of last years defeat of Kansas but Northern Iowa has once again beat another Big 12 foe. This time the Panthers took down in-state opponent Iowa State by a final of 60-54.

The game was a rarely seen situation where a Big 12 team goes on the road to play a Missouri Valley team. The win was Northern Iowa's 18th straight at home and their 4th victory over Iowa State in the last 5 contests between the schools.

Diante Garrett led the Cyclones with 17 points but on only 7-23 shooting from the floor. Jake Anderson and Scott Christopherson also scored in double figures for Iowa State who dropped their first contest of the season.

All five starters for Northern Iowa scored in double figures with three players tied for the lead with 12 points each.

The game was tied at 52-52 with 1:18 left after Jake Anderson hit a three pointer for the Cyclones but Northern Iowa went on 8-2 run to close out the game.

The loss drops Iowa State's record to 6-1 on the year while Northern Iowa moves to 3-2 overall.  

In other Big 12 action Wednesday the #20 Texas Longhorns beat Lamar 76-55, Nebraska won again this time over Jackson State with a score of 76-57, Oklahoma State took down Central Arkansas 69-57 & Oklahoma lost again 84-74 to Arkansas.