Northern Iowa 82, Chicago State 44: UNI had four players score in double figures and held a 45-25 rebounding advantage to crush Chicago State on Saturday at the McLeod Center.
The Panthers put the game out of reach early, scoring the first 13 points while holding the Cougars without a field goal for the first 8 minutes and 20 seconds of action.
Bennett Koch topped 20 points for the second consecutive game, scoring a game-high 21. Juwan McCloud added 18 on several strong drives to the rim, as UNI's 48 points in the paint were more than Chicago State scored as a team.
After a sluggish offensive showing against undersized Wartburg Wednesday, the Panthers' had success from the start against a Cougar team that had just one starter taller than 6-foot-5.
Roosevelt 56, St. Ambrose 52: St. Ambrose made only 10 of 39 shots in the second half Saturday to stumble on the road against Roosevelt in a conference tilt.
Lee Hardrick was the only St. Ambrose player in double figures with 14 points. Despite a 53-37 rebounding advantage, including 23 offensive caroms, the Bees (5-3, 1-1) shot 28 percent for the game.
Jake Meeske pulled St. Ambrose within a point after making two free throws with 2:35 remaining, but Kevin Day responded with a three-point play for Roosevelt about a minute later to up the margin to four.
Jake Ludwig had 13 points and Carson Hughes finished with 11 for Roosevelt (6-0).
Augustana 80, Coe 71: Augustana outscored Coe 26-8 in the opening quarter and never relinquished the lead to pick up a non-conference win Saturday afternoon at the Carver PE Center.
Freshman Justice Edell, a Rock Island grad, had 15 points off the bench for the Vikings (2-0). Izzy Anderson tallied 14 points while Victoria Allen and Clare Kramer each had 10 for Augustana, which forced 24 turnovers.
Scooter Lopez had five of Augustana's 12 steals. Edell had three.
Roosevelt 68, St. Ambrose 49: St. Ambrose dug itself a 14-point halftime deficit and never recovered in dropping its second conference game of the week Saturday afternoon in Chicago.
Emily Duckhorn led three Roosevelt (3-2, 1-1) players in double figures with 18 points off the bench.
The Bees (1-6, 0-2) were 3 of 18 from the 3-point line and shot 32 percent from the field for the contest. Reeann McCarty paced St. Ambrose with 17 points and six rebounds. Merccedes Jackson chipped in 11 points.