NCAAB Game Recap - Drake at Northern Iowa
Fri Mar 6, 2020 1:00 PM EST

Drake
77
NrthIA
56
F
E KY
50
Belm
60
F
Hamp
86
Radf
78
F
Bois
68
SDSU
81
F
GWebb
66
Winth
78
F
Valpa
74
LoyIL
73
F(OT)
APSU
61
Murr
73
F
Wyo
82
UtSt
89
F
MOSt
78
IndSt
51
F
SIU
59
Brad
64
F
LoyMa
53
USF
82
F
SCla
73
Pepp
84
F
Citad
76
Woff
93
F
VMI
96
Samf
78
F
Buff
88
BGSU
84
F
Kent
76
Akr
79
F
Wake
64
NCSU
84
F
Rich
73
Duques
62
F
Niag
63
Canis
67
F
E MI
57
Toled
79
F
Iona
65
StPet
68
F
Colum
58
Princ
81
F
Corn
64
Penn
78
F
Sien
86
Monm
72
F
Ohio
67
MiaO
65
F
Fairf
66
Manh
50
F
Brown
64
Harv
55
F
Yale
72
Dart
61
F
GaTec
65
Clem
62
F
W MI
68
CenMI
85
F
Ball
75
NIU
54
F
VACom
65
David
75
F

Mar 6, 2020, 1:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

(8) Drake (20-13)

43

34

77

(1) Northern Iowa (25-6)

33

23

56

Penn, Drake light up MVC champ N Iowa in quarters 77-56
Fri Mar 6, 2020 6:53 PM

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (AP) Roman Penn scored a career-high 26 points, including 12 straight to start a game-breaking 18-0 run midway through the second half, and eighth-seeded Drake shocked Missouri Valley Conference champion Northern Iowa 77-56 in a quarterfinal game on Friday.

The Bulldogs shot 59% and led by as many as 16 before settling for a 43-33 halftime lead. The top-seeded Panthers battled back and three times Austin Phyfe pulled them within two, the last time at 50-48 with 12:36 to play.

Shortly after that, Penn went to work. It started with a pair of free throws at the 10:50 mark. He followed up with a couple of layups and a pair of 3-pointers. After teammate Liam Robbins scored inside, Penn hit another jumper and Garrett Sturtz capped the 18-0 run with a pair of free throws for a 67-48 lead with 2:28 to play.

Drake (20-13), which reached 20 wins in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 1971, faces fourth-seeded Bradley in the semifinals on Saturday.

Isaiah Brown's 3-pointer with 2:21 remaining ended Northern Iowa's drought that featured 11 empty possessions with 10 missed shots, a missed front end of a one-and-one and two turnovers after offensive rebounds.

Penn, a 5-foot-11 guard, also had eight rebounds and eight assists. Robbins added 17 points with nine rebounds and four blocks.

Northern Iowa (25-6), which won the first meeting at home 83-73, was led by AJ Green with 19 points, although he was just 8-of-25 shooting. Trae Berhow, who averages more than 13 points, was scoreless. The Panthers were 5 of 25 from distance and shot 31% overall.

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Leaders

Drake PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Pilipovic 0 0 2 2 0 0
R. Penn 26 0 8 8 1 0
Northern Iowa PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Kimmons 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. Berhow 0 0 1 8 0 0

Team Comparison

Drake NrthIA
Points For 77 56
Field Goals 27/54-50% 21/68-31%
Three Pointers 8/17-47% 5/25-20%
Free Throws 15/19-79% 9/13-69%
Offensive Rebounds 8 16
Defensive Rebounds 34 22
Rebounds 44 44
Blocks 8 4
Steals 4 3
Turnovers 9 7
Personal Fouls 18 20
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - NrthIA Leads Series 2-1

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Feb 8 Drake 73 @ NrthIA 83 G. Sturtz 2 T. Pickford 2
Sat Feb 29 NrthIA 70 @ Drake 43 A. Kimmons 2 A. Murphy 2
Fri Mar 6 Drake 77 @ NrthIA 56 D. Wilkins 2 N. Carter 2

Game Information

Stadium: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Missouri
Attendance: 0
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