Brice Calip and Alexa Willard scored 13 points each, and No. 24 Missouri State handed Northern Iowa its first home loss of the season 66-55 on Friday night.
Abby Hipp scored 15 points on 7-of-10 shooting and Alexa Willard scored 12 and No. 20-ranked Missouri State beat Northern Iowa 80-66 on Sunday.
For mid-major teams building résumés for March, Thanksgiving tournaments can make or break a season. Missouri State tops this week's mid-major poll.
Megan Gustafson scored 28 points with 12 rebounds for her 64th career double-double and ninth this season to lead No. 16 Iowa to an 83-57 win over Northern Iowa on Sunday.
Allazia Blockton led five Marquette starters in double figures with 22 points and the Golden Eagles beat Northern Iowa 102-61 on Sunday in the quarterfinals of the preseason WNIT.
Nicole Miller, Sara Rhine and Maddy Dean, all reserves, each scored in double figures and top-seeded Drake won its second straight Missouri Valley Conference Tournament and NCAA berth on Sunday with a 75-63 win over third-seeded Northern Iowa.
Megan Gustafson scored 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for her nation-leading 11th double-double this season and No. 25 Iowa rolled past Northern Iowa 71-47 on Sunday.
Tanita Allen scored 25 points, Lauren Prochaska and Brooke Schulte each added 12 and DePaul beat Northern Iowa 88-67 on Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
A team's body of work and the student-athlete experience have been consistent themes for years from the selection committee. But some seeds in Monday's bracket contradict those principles.
Caitlin Ingle's jumper sent the game into overtime where she scored five points and led No. 20 Drake over Northern Iowa 74-69 on Sunday for the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament championship
Lizzy Wendell scored 21 points and No. 21 Drake defeated Northern Iowa 70-57 on Friday night and clinched outright the Missouri Valley Conference regular-season championship.