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Northern Iowa defeats Illinois State 70-60

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NORMAL-- Seth Tuttle and James Anthony scored 19 points each as Northern Iowa defeated Illinois State 70-60 on Saturday night.

Marc Sonnen added 16 points for the Panthers (8-7, 1-2 Missouri Valley), who have won seven of their last 10 games at ISU.

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Jackie Carmichael had 19 points and 12 rebounds and Tyler Brown added 12 points for the Redbirds (9-6, 0-3), who came in with the conference's top offense (79.9 points per game) but shot just 2 of 18 (11.1 percent) from 3-point range.

Northern Iowa never trailed after Matt Bohannon's 3-pointer gave it a 10-9 edge with 11:53 left in the first half. Illinois State got within 55-52 with 3:32 to play, but the Panthers went 12 for 14 from the free-throw line down the stretch to protect the lead.

Tuttle had seven rebounds.

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