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Missouri Valley Tournament - Northern Iowa Defeats Illinois State 65-60 - Recap

Northern Iowa got 21 points from Austin Phyfe en route to a 65-60 victory over Illinois State on Thursday at Enterprise Center.

Northern Iowa won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the -5.5-point spread.

Northern Iowa got 11 points from Tywhon Pickford and another 9 points from Noah Carter. Tywhon Pickford contributed 5 assists, while Tywhon Pickford cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.

Illinois State got a 15-point performance from Dusan Mahorcic, who was supported by 10 points from DJ Horne. DJ Horne had 4 assists in a losing cause for Illinois State, while Dusan Mahorcic grabbed 7 rebounds.

Northern Iowa was winning at the break before taking care of business in the second half.

Northern Iowa won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 37-31.