CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) Bowen Born scored 13 of 23 points after halftime and Northern Iowa beat Murray State 75-67 on Tuesday night.

Born shot 7 for 14 (2 for 6 from 3-point range) and 7 of 10 from the free throw line for the Panthers (9-8, 5-2 Missouri Valley Conference). Logan Wolf shot 5 for 8, including 5 for 7 from beyond the arc to add 15 points. Cole Henry shot 6 of 8 from the field and 2 for 3 from the line to finish with 14 points.

Rob Perry finished with 22 points and six rebounds for the Racers (9-8, 4-3). Jamari Smith added 16 points and seven rebounds for Murray State. Jacobi Wood also recorded 13 points.

An 11-0 run in the first half gave Northern Iowa a four-point lead. The teams entered the break with Northern Iowa ahead 28-27, while Born led his club in scoring with 10 points.

Northern Iowa used a 21-2 second-half run to erase a nine-point deficit and take the lead at 72-62 with 49 seconds remaining.


Both teams play again on Saturday. Northern Iowa visits Belmont and Murray State hosts UIC.


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