N. Iowa 65, North Dakota 52

Jake Koch scored 20 points and Anthony James added 13 as

Northern Iowa defeated North Dakota 65-52 on Saturday night.

The Panthers (2-2) beat North Dakota for a third straight season

and won their 17th straight at home, tying a school record set from


Aaron Anderson had 18 points off the bench for the Fighting

Sioux (2-3).

Koch scored nine of Northern Iowa’s 13 points during a

second-half stretch of 7:31 in which North Dakota failed to score.

He had two 3-pointers during the run, which gave the Panthers a

56-42 cushion with 5:41 remaining.