CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) Bowen Born's 18 points helped Northern Iowa defeat Valparaiso 77-66 on Wednesday night.
Born shot 5 for 13 (4 for 6 from 3-point range) and 4 of 4 from the free throw line for the Panthers (12-9, 8-3 Missouri Valley Conference). Tytan Anderson scored 17 points and added 10 rebounds. Michael Duax shot 5 of 9 from the field and 4 for 4 from the line to finish with 15 points, while adding seven rebounds.
Ben Krikke finished with 22 points, eight rebounds, five assists and two steals for the Beacons (9-13, 3-8). Kobe King added 14 points, 12 rebounds and two steals for Valparaiso. Nick Edwards also had 12 points and three steals.