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Associated Press, Published November 17 2012

Koch’s 16 points lead Northern Iowa past UND in men's hoops

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Jake Koch had 16 points and eight rebounds as Northern Iowa defeated North Dakota 72-47 Saturday in men's college basketball.

Koch was 10 for 10 from the free-throw line and also had four assists for the Panthers (3-0). Chip Rank added 13 points and Matt Bohannon had 11.

Aaron Anderson led North Dakota (1-2) with 12 points.

Northern Iowa never trailed, jumping out to 36-19 lead with 3:22 left in the first half. The Fighting Sioux answered with six straight points before the break and opened the second half on a 7-2 run to pull within 38-32.

That was as close as North Dakota got as the Panthers scored the next eight points and eventually built a 25-point lead.

Northern Iowa hit its first 16 free throws and finished 17 for 20 at the line.

NORTH DAKOTA (1-2): Anderson 4-13 3-4 12, Antwi 3-11 0-2 9, Allard 1-3 0-0 2, Brekke 1-3 0-0 2, Schuler 2-5 1-2 6, Benton 0-0 0-0 0, Webb 2-8 0-0 4, Wilmer 0-0 0-0 0, Archer 1-2 1-2 3, Traylor 3-7 3-4 9. Totals 17-52 8-14 47.

N. IOWA (3-0): Mitchell 3-8 2-2 8, Bohannon 4-7 0-0 11, Tuttle 3-7 2-2 8, Koch 3-8 10-10 16, Sonnen 1-6 0-0 3, Rank 5-7 0-2 13, Singleton 0-1 1-2 1, Buss 3-5 2-2 9, Morrison 0-2 0-0 0, Martino 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 23-53 17-20 72.

Halftime: N. Iowa 36-25. 3-Point Goals: North Dakota 5-22 (Antwi 3-8, Schuler 1-4, Anderson 1-5, Allard 0-1, Webb 0-4), N. Iowa 9-24 (Bohannon 3-5, Rank 3-5, Martino 1-2, Sonnen 1-3, Buss 1-3, Koch 0-3, Mitchell 0-3). Fouled Out: Brekke. Rebounds: North Dakota 28 (Antwi, Traylor 4), N. Iowa 41 (Tuttle 9). Assists: North Dakota 6 (Webb 2), N. Iowa 15 (Koch 4). Total Fouls: North Dakota 18, N. Iowa 14. A: 3,227.