EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Evan Kuhlman had a career-high 21 points as Evansville beat Northern Iowa, 65-61, on Saturday.

Samari Curtis had 14 points for Evansville (4-5, 2-1 Missouri Valley Conference). Shamar Givance added six assists. Jax Levitch had eight rebounds.

Austin Phyfe had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Panthers (2-6, 1-2). Bowen Born added 12 points. Trae Berhow had a triple-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.

The Panthers never led in the game, falling behind early and entered halftime trailing, 32-28. The Panthers have been known for efficient 3-point shooting in recent seasons, but UNI did not connect on a shot from beyond the arc for the first time since Feb. 3, 2000.

Dubuque Senior product Noah Carter added four points and three rebounds in 8 minutes of action.

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