N. Iowa 57, Bradley 40
Jordan Eglseder and Marc Sonnen scored 10 points apiece to lead
Northern Iowa to a 57-40 victory over Bradley in the semifinals of
the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament on Saturday.
The top-seeded Panthers (27-4) advance to the championship game
for the fourth time. They are looking to become the first team to
win back-to-back championships since Creighton in 2002-03.
Adam Koch, the MVC Player of the Year, added seven points and a
team-high six rebounds for Northern Iowa, which is 2-1 in MVC
Andrew Warren led fifth-seeded Bradley (16-15) with 12 points.
Sam Maniscalco added 10 points.
Northern Iowa jumped out to a 9-2 lead and never looked back in
winning for the fifth time in the last six games.
Ali Farokhmanesh hit a pair of baskets in the first 34 seconds
to get Northern Iowa off to a 5-0 start.