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Northern Iowa Beats Struggling Iowa; First Win Over Hawks in Three Years
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) -- Kwadzo Ahelegbe scored 20 points as Northern Iowa beat Iowa 67-50 Tuesday night to push its winning streak to five games.

Adam Koch and Jordan Eglseder each added 10 for the Panthers (6-1), who went on an early 22-1 run in beating the rival Hawkeyes (3-6) for the first time since 2006.

Iowa crept within 51-43 midway through the second half. But Ahelegbe buried a pair of jumpers and a hit a layup off a steal to give Northern Iowa a 61-46 lead with about six minutes left.

The win marks just the third time Northern Iowa has beaten instate foes Iowa and Iowa State in the same season.

Matt Gatens scored 18 to lead Iowa, which played its second game under interim head coach Chad Walthall.

Coach Todd Lickliter was released from the hospital Tuesday after a procedure to repair a tear in his carotid artery.

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