N. Iowa 71, Old Dominion 62

Ali Farokhmanesh scored 23 points as Northern Iowa defeated Old

Dominion 71-62 in a BracketBuster game Friday night, breaking the

school record for wins in a season.

The Panthers are 24-3 after winning eight of nine and are one

victory from completing and undefeated run at home. They are 13-0

at the McLeod Center this season and have won 14 straight there

dating back to last season.

Gerald Lee scored 19 points to lead the Monarchs (21-8), who

fell to 4-1 all-time in BracketBuster games.

Down 8-6 early, Northern Iowa put together a 15-2 run and never

trailed again. The Panthers led 31-22 at halftime and extended

their lead to as many as 14.

Old Dominion pulled to within 51-46 with 9:19 to play, but

Northern Iowa answered with a 5-0 and the Monarchs didn’t get

closer than six the rest of the way.