Huge Threes Propel Northern Iowa Past Kansas, Gaels Over Wildcats

Posted by Nick Poust on March-20-2010 Add Comments

With a minute and 20 seconds left, Northern Iowa Panthers forward Adam Koch loomed over a helpless Sherron Collins, snatched an offensive rebound as the Kansas Jayhawks guard fell to the floor, dribbled to the rim, and slammed a thunderous jam that could be heard in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

The Panthers were ahead by seven, 63-56. Kansas, the No. 1 overall seed in the wild NCAA Tournament, was in a world of hurt.

Then, Northern Iowa became flustered. They used their second-to-last timeout at the 3:38 mark and didn’t want to use their last too early.

The Jayhawks, after hitting a layup to cut the margin to four, played aggressive defense, making...

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