CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -- The UNI Panthers drained 13 three-pointers to take down Valparaiso 77-70 on afternoon. The win kept Northern Iowa perfect at home through eight contests this season.
Nicole Kroeger hit four of nine shots from behind the arc to lead the Panthers with 16 points. Karli Rucker added 15 in the win.
After a back and forth first half, UNI (13-7, 5-4 MVC) built a 66-53 lead with under seven minutes left to play. Valparaiso (11-8, 3-6) pulled within three with a 14-4 run over the next three minutes, however, a Rucker trey ended the threat and sealed the Panthers 13th win this season.