DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Wes Washpun scored a career-high 28 points with 11 assists and Northern Iowa upset fifth-ranked Iowa State 81-79 Saturday night for its second win over a top-five opponent this season.
Paul Jesperson added a career-high 21 points on seven 3-pointers for the Panthers (7-3), who also stunned then-No. 1 North Carolina 71-67 at home last month.
Iowa State's Georges Niang made it 80-79 on free throws with 20 seconds left, and the Cyclones (9-1) forced a subsequent turnover. Niang slipped, though, giving the Panthers the ball back. Washpun hit a free throw and Monte Morris missed a floater at the buzzer.
Niang scored 30 points for the Cyclones, who fell just shy of their second double-digit comeback in three games.
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