Men's Hoops Edges Northern Iowa, 56-54

Nov 25, 2003

Box Score

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) - Mike Monserez hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Butler a 56-54 victory over Northern Iowa Tuesday night.

The final was the only lead for Butler (2-0) in the second half. Northern Iowa (1-1) led 54-50 on Ben Jacobson's two free throws with 19 seconds left. Then the Bulldogs' Bruce Moran hit a 3-pointer with nine seconds remaining.

Jacobson was fouled again with 5 seconds left but missed the first shot and Butler rebounded to set up Monserez's final shot.

Duane Lightfoot led Butler scoring with 14 points and Horan had 12.

Jacobson had 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Panthers, scoring 14 in the second half. David Gruber had 13 and Matt Schneiderman 12 for Northern Iowa.

Northern Iowa led 28-25 at halftime.

The Bulldogs scored 16 points off turnovers to 3 for Northern Iowa.