Missouri Valley Tournament - Northern Iowa vs Southern Illinois Final: 61-58 - Recap

Northern Iowa earned a 61-58 victory over Southern Illinois on Friday, getting 21 points from Wyatt Lohaus at Enterprise Center.

Northern Iowa won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the +3.5-point spread as underdogs.

Trae Berhow had 11 points for Northern Iowa and Luke McDonnell chipped in with 9 points. Isaiah Brown had 2 assists for them, while Luke McDonnell was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 7 boards.

Southern Illinois got a 22-point performance from Kavion Pippen, who was supported by 14 points from Armon Fletcher. Aaron Cook had 3 assists in a losing cause for Southern Illinois, while Kavion Pippen grabbed 11 rebounds.

Northern Iowa was winning at the break before taking care of business in the second half.