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PEORIA, Ill. — Northern Iowa hit 8 of 10 free throws in overtime and 27 of 30 for the game as the Panthers pulled off an 81-78 Missouri Valley Conference victory at Bradley Sunday afternoon.

Bradley (10-3, 0-2) nearly sent the game to a second overtime, but a video review determined that Gabi Haack’s 3-pointer at the buzzer was a split-second too late.

UNI (8-6, 1-1) used a 26-point third quarter that included an 18-2 run to break a 27-27 halftime tie, but the Braves responded with a 28-point fourth period and closed regulation on a 7-0 run to force overtime.

Mikaela Morgan had a strong game for the Panthers with 18 points and six rebounds, and freshman Kam Finley added a career-high 15 points. Taylor Hagen and Karli Rucker chipped in 11 each, and Rucker also led UNI with a career-best 10 rebounds and seven assists.

Bradley’s Chelsea Brackmann put up big numbers for the Braves with 22 poins, a school-record 24 rebounds and four blocked shots.

UNI shot 35 percent for the game and 33 percent from 3-point range while Bradley hit 37 percent overall and 29 percent from behind the arc.

The Panthers return home for their next three games, beginning Friday at 7 p.m. when Valparaiso visits the McLeod Center.

UNI 81, Bradley 78, OT

NORTHERN IOWA (8-6, 1-1) — Gunnels 0-1 0-0 0, Hagen 5-12 1-2 11, Rucker 4-14 3-4 11, Howell 1-7 7-8 9, Morgan 4-8 7-7 18, Kroeger 1-3 0-0 3, Finley 5-7 3-3 15, Simon-Ressler 1-6 2-2 5, Wolf 2-4 2-2 7, Hillyard 0-2 0-0 0, Gerrits 0-2 2-2 2. Totals 23-66 27-30 81.

BRADLEY (10-3, 0-2) — Brackmann 9-14 4-4 22, White 2-7 0-0 4, Haack 5-13 4-6 17, Petree 2-6 3-4 8, Lawson 1-5 2-4 5, Spelhaug 1-5 2-2 5, Koenig 3-7 0-0 6, Kent 4-13 2-2 11, Marsh 0-0 0-0 0, Markert 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 27-73 17-22 78.

N. Iowa 17 10 26 13 15 — 81

Bradley 14 13 11 28 12 — 78

3-point goals — UNI 8-24 (Rucker 0-4, Howell 0-3, Morgan 3-7, Kroeger 1-1, Finley 2-3, Simon-Ressler 1-3, Wolf 1-1, Hillyard 0-1, Gerrits 0-1), Bradley 7-24 (Haack 3-6, Petree 1-1, Lawson 1-4, Spelhaug 1-4, Koenig 0-4, Kent 1-4, Markert 0-1). Rebounds — UNI 43 (Rucker 10), Bradley 49 (Brackmann 24). Assists — UNI 14 (Rucker 7), Bradley 14 (Koenig 4). Turnovers — UNI 14 (Rucker 4), Bradley 13 (Lawson 3). Blocks — UNI 0, Bradley 4 (Brackmann 4). Steals — UNI 7 (Rucker 3), Bradley 5 (Haack 2, Koenig 2). Total fouls — UNI 18, Bradley 21. Fouled out — Hagen. Att. — 576.

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