Ali Farokhmanesh scored 15 points to lead a balanced offensive attack and Northern Iowa defeated Siena 82-65 Saturday night.
Kwadzo Ahelegbe and Jordan Eglseder each added 14, and Johnny Moran and Adam Koch had 12 apiece for the Panthers (7-1), who won their sixth straight.
Edwin Ubiles led the Saints (6-4) with 19 points while Ronald Moore had 16 and Alex Franklin 15.
Leading 56-53 with 8:49 remaining, Northern Iowa went on an 18-5 run to take control of the game.
The first half featured seven lead changes, and the Panthers went into intermission up 33-30. There were four more lead changes in the first four minutes of the second half. Northern Iowa went ahead for good on a 3-pointer by Moran, which gave them a 42-40 advantage.