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NORMAL, Ill. — Northern Iowa went scoreless over the final 3 minutes, 28 seconds as Illinois State pulled out a 64-62 Missouri Valley Conference women’s basketball win Friday night.

It was a game of spurts by both teams.

UNI (7-6 overall, 0-1 MVC) rode an 11-point first half by Cynthia Wolf, including a pair of 3-point baskets in the final 44 seconds, to a 35-30 lead.

After the Redbirds (8-4, 1-0) tied it a 37-37 early in the third quarter, the Panthers surged to a 44-37 lead, only to see Illinois State draw even again at 44-44.

UNI finished the quarter strong and took a 53-48 lead into the fourth that grew to 55-48 on an Ellie Howell layup. Back came the Redbirds, tying the game again at 59-59, then taking a three-point lead with 4:12 to play.

The Panthers answered with a five-point run for a 64-59 lead, but Illinois State tied it with 3:08 remaining and took a 66-64 lead with :29 left on a pair of free throws by Tete Maggett, who finished with a game-high 29 points. UNI’s Karli Rucker missed a shot to tie the game in the closing seconds.

Howell finished with 14 points and Wolf 12 for the Panthers, who shot 49 percent overall and hit 10 of 24 shots from 3-point range.

UNI is back in action today with a 2 p.m. game at Bradley.

Illinois St. 66, UNI 64

NORTHERN IOWA (7-6, 0-1) — Gunnels 1-6 1-1 3, Hagen 4-7 0-0 8, Rucker 2-5 2-2 7, Howell 5-9 2-2 14, Miorgan 3-5 0-0 8, Kroeger 0-3 0-0 2, Simon-Ressler 0-1 0-0 0, Wolf 4-6 1-2 12, Hillyard 2-3 0-0 4, Gerrits 3-4 0-0 8. Totals 24-49 6-7 64.

ILLINOIS ST. (8-4, 1-0) — Koudelka 0-2 1-2 1, Goods 4-7 3-5 11, Maggett 10-23 4-4 29, Beck 1-2 0-0 3, Livingston 3-7 2-2 8, Saylor 0-1 0-0 0, Wallen 6-12 2-7 14, Newland 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-54 12-20 66.

North. Iowa 20 15 18 11 — 64

Illinois St. 16 14 18 18 — 66

3-point goals — UNI 10-24 (Gunnels 0-4, Rucker 1-2, Howell 2-4, Morgan 2-4, Kroeger 0-2, Wolf 3-5, Hillyard 0-1, Gerrits 2-2), Illinois St. 6-14 (Maggett 5-10, Beck 1-1, Livingston 0-2, Saylor 0-1). Rebounds — UNI 28 (Howell 5), Illinois St. 32 (Livingston 8, Wallen 8). Assists — UNI 16 (Rucker 4, Hillyard 4), Illinois St. 11 (Goods 4). Turnovers — UNI 15 (Rucker 5), Illinois St. 11 (Goods 4). Blocked shots — UNI 4 (Gunnels 3), Illinois St. 2 (Goods 2). Steals — UNI 3 (Rucker 1, Howell 1, Simon-Ressler 1), Illinois St. 10 (Livingston 5). Total fouls — UNI 17, Illinois St. 14. Fouled out — Hillyard. Att. — 725.

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