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Milwaukee handles Northern Iowa 83-72

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Milwaukee handles Northern Iowa 83-72 

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Matt Tiby and Jordan Aaron scored 19 points apiece to lead Milwaukee over Northern Iowa 83-72 Tuesday night.

Milwaukee (8-2) had four players in double figures, with Steve McWhorter adding 16 and Austin Arians chipping in with 11. Milwaukee shot 45 percent from the floor, including 10 of 27 (37 percent) from beyond the arc.

Northern Iowa (3-4) was led by Deon Mitchell with 19 points, while Wes Washpun added 16 and Chip Rank scored 13.

Northern Iowa built a seven-point halftime lead, and stretched it to nine a minute into the second half.

But Milwaukee scored the next 17 points, including 3-pointers by Tiby and Aaron, to reverse the tide and give Milwaukee a six-point lead at 13:40 of the second.

Northern Iowa cut the lead to five on a pair of Washpun free throws with 1:32 left, but Milwaukee made four straight free throws to secure the victory.