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Forum staff reports, Published February 01 2013

Dragons fall on the road at Upper Iowa in NSIC hoops

FAYETTE, Iowa – Tucker Wentzien went 6-for-6 from the free-throw line en route to a game-high 21 points as Upper Iowa topped Minnesota State Moorhead 71-62 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference men’s basketball Friday.

The Dragons had five player reach double figures led by Tyler Vaughan with 15 points.

MSUM (15-6, 9-6 NSIC): Vaughan 5-11 2-2 15, Riewer 5-9 2-2 13, Figini 4-7 3-3 11, Tucker 3-13 5-6 11, Novak 4-10 2-3 10, Olson 1-1 0-0 2, Wohler 0-1 0-0 0.

UI (15-6, 11-4 NSIC): Wentzien 7-15 6-6 21, Smith 3-4 1-3 7, Elgin 1-9 4-4 6, Woods 3-7 0-0 6, Hughes 1-4 2-4 5, Pagel 4-7 0-0 11, Lang 3-5 2-2 10, Shonka 2-3 1-2 5, Ogbonna 0-3 0-0 0.

Half: UI 32, MSUM 29. 3-point goals: MSUM 4-15 (Vaughan 3-7, Riewer 1-2, Tucker 0-6), UI 7-17 (Wentzien 1-2, Elgin 0-4, Woods 0-1, Hughes 1-2, Pagel 3-4, Lang 2-4). Total fouls: MSUM 16, UI 15. Rebounds: MSUM 28 (Novak 6) UI 38 (Elgin 8). Assists: MSUM 9 (Tucker 6), UI 15 (Elgin 5). Steals: MSUM 2 (Riewer, Tucker 1) UI 3 (Lang 2). Turnovers: MSUM 9, UI 9. A: 491.