No. 18 Northern Iowa routs No. 12 Wichita State

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) – Seth Tuttle scored a career-high 29 points and 18th-ranked Northern Iowa trounced No. 12 Wichita State 70-54 on Saturday, snapping the Shockers’ 27-game regular season winning streak in the Missouri Valley.

Wes Washpun had 16 points for the Panthers (20-2, 9-1 MVC). They pulled into a tie with the Shockers for first in the league after a surprisingly dominant performance.

Northern Iowa seized control with a 21-3 run late in the first half and pushed its lead to as much as 49-30 early in the second half.

Fred VanVleet had 18 points to lead Wichita State (19-3, 9-1), which shot just 5 of 24 from 3-point range. Star Ron Baker was held to 12 points on 4 of 12 shooting.

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