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|Evansville Shocks #25 Northern Iowa
|EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- James Haarsma had 12 points and eight rebounds to help Evansville stun No. 25 Northern Iowa 55-54 Tuesday night.
Evansville had lost 17 of 18 before pulling off one of the biggest upsets of the college basketball season. It was the final home game of the season for the Purple Aces, and just 4,716 showed up to watch them beat a ranked team for the first time since 2003.
Kavon Lacey scored 11 points and Colt Ryan added 10 for Evansville (8-20, 2-15 Missouri Valley).
Jake Koch scored 22 points and Adam Koch added 14 for Northern Iowa (24-4, 14-3), which had already clinched the conference title outright and was merely trying to avoid a slip-up.
The Panthers were without 7-foot center Jordan Eglseder, who served the last game of a three-game suspension after being arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
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