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Koch scores 25 to lead Northern Iowa to win

Nov 22, 2009 - 2:05 AM ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands(AP) -- Adam Koch scored 25 points to lead Northern Iowa to a 74-68 victory over East Carolina on Saturday in the consolation round of the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam.

Koch hit four 3-pointers to help the Panthers (2-1) take a 39-29 halftime lead. They led by seven with 1:43 to play and hit seven of eight free throws to hold off the Pirates (1-4).

Jordan Eglseder added 19 points and 10 rebounds for Northern Iowa.

Brock Young scored 18 points to lead East Carolina. Jamar Abrams and Jontae Sherrod added 15 points each. Darrius Morrow chipped in 12 points.