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No. 24 Northern Iowa takes out Old Dominion in Bracket Buster tilt
Updated 2/20/2010 5:26 PM ET
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Ali Farokhmanesh scored 23 points as No. 24 Northern Iowa defeated Old Dominion 71-62 in a Bracket Buster game Friday night, breaking the school record for wins in a season.
GAME REPORT: Northern Iowa 71, Old Dominion 62

The Panthers are 24-3 after winning eight of nine and are one victory from completing and undefeated run at home. They are 13-0 at the McLeod Center this season and have won 14 straight there dating back to last season.

Gerald Lee (FSY) scored 19 points to lead the Monarchs (21-8), who fell to 4-1 all-time in BracketBuster games.

Down 8-6 early, Northern Iowa put together a 15-2 run and never trailed again. The Panthers led 31-22 at halftime and extended their lead to as many as 14.

Old Dominion pulled to within 51-46 with 9:19 to play, but Northern Iowa answered with a 5-0 and the Monarchs didn't get closer than six the rest of the way.

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Posted 2/19/2010 10:21 PM ET
Updated 2/20/2010 5:26 PM ET
Northern Iowa's Ali Farokhmanesh, left, guarding Old Dominion's Kent Bazemore during the first half, scored 23 points as the Panthers won their school-record 24th game of the season.
By Matthew Putney, AP
Northern Iowa's Ali Farokhmanesh, left, guarding Old Dominion's Kent Bazemore during the first half, scored 23 points as the Panthers won their school-record 24th game of the season.