Northern Iowa Routs SIU

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By WSIL Sports

 CEDAR FALLS -- Northern Iowa jumped out to an early 7-0 lead against SIU on Wednesday night and the Panthers never looked back. 

Northern Iowa led from beginning to end and claimed the 73-54 win at the McLeod Center. 

SIU made runs and pulled within seven at halftime, 32-25. However, the Salukis never had an answer for Northern Iowa's Seth Tuttle. Tuttle finished with 19 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists. 

SIU's Anthony Beane led the team in scoring with 17points. Desmar Jackson added 10 points. 

The Salukis drop to 8-9 in conference play. They close out the regular season at home against Illinois State. Tip-off for that game is set for 3:05 pm.

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