Rhodes Sparks UNI Road Win at Missouri State, 55-52
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The University of Northern Iowa men's basketball team scored a 55-52 road victory over the Missouri State Bears at JQH Arena on Sunday.

UNI (13-12 overall, 8-6 MVC) has won eight of its last night games. UNI was led by Jeremy Morgan's 18 points and a career-high tying five three-pointers. Hunter Rhodes came off the bench and contributed eight points and four assists.

Missouri State (15-12 overall, 6-8 MVC) was led in scoring by Dequon Miller and Jarred Dixon with 12 points apiece.

The Panthers closed the first half by making six consecutive shots and then drained three straight to begin the second half. The nine straight makes turned a 20-11 deficit into a 35-30 lead with 18:34 left in the game.

Missouri State had a chance to tie on the final possession of the game but Ryan Kreklow could not get a shot off as the buzzer sounded.

UNI will return home to play the Bradley Braves Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the McLeod Center. It is a Black Out and fans are encouraged to wear black on Wednesday.

Release courtesy UNI Athletic Communications

  • Cole Bair handles sports for News/Talk 1540 KXEL, including sportscasts, co-hosting and producing 'On Press Row', contributing to high school football and college football and basketball programs, along with being the driving force behind HomeOfThePanthers.com. A graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, Bair is also an avid golfer and Chicago Cubs fan, and has an excellent rapport with both players and coaches.

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