CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - Anthony James's three-pointer at the buzzer lifted the University of Northern Iowa men's basketball team to a 65-62 victory over No. 13-ranked Creighton in front of 6,910 fans in the McLeod Center.
UNI (16-9 overall, 6-7 MVC) turned the ball over only two times in the game and scored its first-ever victory over a ranked opponent in the McLeod Center. UNI is 1-1 all-time vs. ranked opponents in the McLeod Center - a building that opened in 2006.
Creighton (21-3 overall, 11-2 MVC) had tied the game at 62-62 on a three-pointer by Antoine Young with 4.6 seconds left.
The Panther victory snapped an 11-game win streak by the Bluejays.
UNI will travel to Wichita State on Wednesday for a matchup with the Shockers at 7 p.m. in Koch Arena.
NOTES: James led UNI with 16 points, 14 of which came in the second half ... Young led all scorers with 23 points ... Doug McDermott tallied 18 points and 12 rebounds ... UNI drained 11 three-pointers, while Creighton was only 5-of-16 from 3-point land ... Creighton's two lowest point totals this season have come against UNI (62 and 63) ... UNI is 7-2 against ranked opponents at home since the 2001-02 season ... UNI's last win over a ranked opponent prior to tonight came when the Panthers knocked off No. 1 Kansas in the 2010 NCAA Tournament ...UNI is 9-11 vs. ranked opponents altogether since the start of the 2001-02 season.