Wes Washpun scored 21 points and Northern Iowa stunned top-ranked North Carolina 71-67 on Saturday. The Panthers used a 29-8 stretch over 12 minutes of the second half to turn a 50-34 deficit into a 63-58 lead, and held on for the upset.
Wichita State guards Ron Baker and Fred VanVleet are in the mix for another major national honor. Both were listed on Tuesday's John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 list. The two seniors each made the preseason list in 2014-15, as well.
Including Bradley’s game tonight at 10th-ranked Arizona, the MVC has four ‘signature win’ opportunities against top-25 teams this week. Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye of Bradley is MVC Newcomer of the Week while Egidijus Mockevicius of Evansville is the MVC Player of the Week.