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>> Northern Iowa Defeats Indiana State 71-69 - Recap
Northern Iowa got 23 points from Seth Tuttle en route to a 71-69 victory over Indiana State on Saturday at Hulman Center.
Northern Iowa won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 2.5-point spread as underdogs.
Nate Buss had 14 points for Northern Iowa and Deon Mitchell chipped in with 10 points. Wes Washpun had 7 assists for them, while Nate Buss was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.
Indiana State got 16 points from Jake Odum in a losing cause and another 15 points from Khristian Smith. Jake Odum contributed 5 assists for them, while Manny Arop had 11 rebounds.
Northern Iowa hit the break trailing 39-35 before taking care of business in the second half.
Indiana State had a 37-34 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.