N. Iowa 79, Providence 62

Anthony James scored 22 points to lead Northern Iowa to a 79-62

victory against Providence in the South Padre Island Invitational

on Saturday night.

Seth Tuttle had 13 points and 11 rebounds and Jake Koch 13

points for the Panthers (5-1), who won their fourth straight


Vincent Council scored 26 points, LaDontae Henton 16 and Gerard

Coleman 13 for the Friars (4-2). Henton had nine rebounds.

The Panthers, who defeated a Big East school for the first time

in 10 tries, led 40-34 with 15:21 remaining. An 11-2 run over the

next 1:44, in which Koch scored six points, gave them control of

the game for good.

Northern Iowa and Iowa State were both 4-0 at the South Padre

Invitational. The teams play at Iowa State on Wednesday.