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      No. 17 Iowa State beats Northern Iowa in OT


      Melvin Eim scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half and overtime, and 17th-ranked Iowa State rallied from 18 points down to beat Northern Iowa 91-82 on Saturday for its best start in 10 years.


      Georges Niang added a career-high 22 points for the Cyclones (7-0), who also snapped a 3-game losing streak against the rival Panthers (3-5).


      Iowa State went on a 23-2 run midway through the second half to erase a 49-31 deficit.


      But Northern Iowa's Seth Tuttle banked in a 3 with 1.3 seconds left to force OT.


      Ejim responded with back-to-back 3s to put the Cyclones ahead 82-75 with 1:18 left.


      Nate Buss had 23 points and Wes Washpun scored 18 with eight assists for Northern Iowa.

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