DES MOINES (AP) — Nick McGlynn scored 17 points and Drake led virtually the entire way in taking a 71-64 victory over Northern Iowa on Saturday.
The teams were tied briefly with 1:45 left in the first half before the Bulldogs scored the final seven points to lead 35-28.
The lead was 10 points with 3:24 remaining after a jumper and two free throws by McGlynn. Isaiah Brown’s bucket cut the lead to five with 22 seconds remaining before Reed Timmer finished the scoring with two free throws.
Timmer made 9 of 11 free throws and scored 15 points and C.J. Rivers added 12 points and nine rebounds for Drake (14-13, 8-6 Missouri Valley Conference).
Wyatt Lohaus had four 3-pointers and scored 17 points and Bennett Koch had 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Panthers (12-14, 4-10), who have lost 4 of 5 games. Tywhon Pickford had 10 boards.