Buss leads Northern Iowa past La Salle 65-50
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP)
The Panthers, who lost to Maryland in the semifinals Sunday night, led by three after a half, but went on a 12-2 run early in the first half. La Salle fell to Providence in the other semifinal.
La Salle (3-4) did not score for more than six minutes at a stretch twice in the second half - during Northern Iowa's run and again from the 7:12 mark of the half until Steve Zack converted a pair of free throws with :59 left.
Seth Tuttle had 15 points for Northern Iowa (3-3).
Zack finished with 13 points to lead the Explorers, with 10 points from Tyrone Garland.