Feb 15, 2015 5:53 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Seth Tuttle scored 22 points and No. 13 Northern Iowa matched its season-high with 12 3-pointers to beat Missouri State 68-57 on Sunday.
The Panthers (24-2, 13-1 Missouri Valley Conference) shot 57 percent from the field (16 of 28) in the first-half, including nine of 14 from 3-point range. Northern Iowa had 14 assists and led 42-20 at the half. The lead stretched to 49-23 with 17:40 to go before Missouri State made a late push.
Jeremy Morgan and Deon Mitchell added 11 points apiece in the win for the Panthers.
Camyn Boone scored 14 points for Missouri State (9-17, 3-11 MVC), which lost for the 10th time in its last 11 games.
The victory stretched Northern Iowa's win streak to 13-games -the fifth-longest current streak in the nation_and pulled the Panthers even for first-place in the Missouri Valley with Wichita State.
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