CEDAR FALLS(KWWL)--UNI Panther guard A.J. Green scored a game high 27 points and the Panthers beat Illinois State 71-63 to remain in first place in the Missouri Valley Conference. The 27 points also pushed Green past the 1000 point career milestone in less than 2 seasons at UNI. The victory improved the Panthers' record to 22-3 overall and 11-2 in the MVC. The win also avenged a loss to the Redbirds earlier this season.