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Morgan leads Northern Iowa by Southern Illinois 66-60 in MVC
ST. LOUIS (AP) Jeremy Morgan scored 18 points and Northern Iowa made six free throws in the last 28 seconds to defeat Southern Illinois 66-60 in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley tournament on Thursday.
The fourth-seeded Panthers (20-12) face league champion Wichita State in Saturday's early semifinal.
Northern Iowa led 29-28 at the half and built the lead to 12 before the fifth-seeded Salukis (22-10) battled back. A 3-point play by Armon Fletcher tied the game at 56 with 2:18 to play. Both teams had a pair of empty possessions before Morgan made a pair of free throws at 1:15. Sean O'Brien tied it at 1:01 but 14 seconds later Wes Washpun made a tough layup for Northern Iowa.MORE