SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Wyatt Lohaus had 22 points as Northern Iowa easily defeated Missouri State 63-43 on Wednesday night.
Neither team was able to get much going offensively in the first 20 minutes. Northern Iowa trailed 19-17 heading to the locker room at halftime, but the Panthers came back in the second half to earn the victory. Both teams set season lows for scoring in the first half. The Panthers' 17 first-half points were the lowest of the season for the visitors, while the 19 points in the first half for the Bears marked the fewest of the season for the hosts.
Keandre Cook, who was second on the Bears in scoring entering the contest with 13 points per game, was held to 4 points on 1-of-10 shooting.
The Panthers improve to 2-0 against the Bears on the season. Northern Iowa defeated Missouri State 64-59 on Feb. 2. Northern Iowa plays Valparaiso at home on Saturday. Missouri State faces Indiana State at home on Saturday.
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