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Northern Iowa upsets No.1 Kansas, 69-67, moves on to Sweet 16

Cole Aldrich #45 of the Kansas Jayhawks covers

Cole Aldrich #45 of the Kansas Jayhawks covers his face with a towel as he looks on from the bench against the Northern Iowa Panthers during the second round of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Ford Center on March 20, 2010 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Photo Credit: Getty/Ronald Martinez

Ali Farokhmanesh scored four points in the final 23.4 seconds, including a huge three as Northern Iowa upset No.1 Kansas, 69-67. Northern Iowa advances to the Sweet 16.

Farokhmanesh had 16 points and Jordan Eglseder added 14 points. Jake Koch had 10 points. Marcus Morris led Kansas with 16 points and Cole Aldrich had 13.

Here's a recap of the final minutes: Ali Farokhmanesh buried a three from the right wing to give Northern Iowa a 66-62 with 23.4 seconds left. The Panthers than forced a turnover as Kansas' Tyler Reed commited a charge. Northern Iowa just called timeout.

Sherron Collins scored on a driving layup as Kansas finished running off six straight points, cutting a seven point lead to one, 63-62, with 42.8 seconds left. Northern Iowa has turned the ball over four times in the last three minutes.

Kansas is getting a little closer without Aldrich on the floor. Marcus Morris hit a free throw and Markieff Morris hit two as Kansas cut Northern Iowa's lead to 56-51. Cole Aldrich returned to the game with 4:25 left.  

Kansas' Cole Aldrich left the game after coming down awkwardly on his foot. Northern Iowa leads 52-43 with 8:36 left in the game.

Northern Iowa is rolling now as Jake Koch drained a three from the top of the key, giving the Panthers a 47-35 lead with 12:31 left in the game. Kansas has 12 turnovers and no Jayhawk player has more than nine points.

Jordan Eglseder hit two straight jumpers in the last two minutes and has 14 points for Northern Iowa, which leads the Jayhawks 42-32 with 15:26 left. The Panthers have matched Kansas basket for basket. Farokhmanesh got the crowd going after making a behind-the-back pass to feed Adam Koch for a layup.

Northern Iowa's offensive efficiency is impressive. The Panthers are shooting 12-for-24 from the field, including 6-for-12 from three-point range and leads 36-28 at the break. Kansas has seven turnovers already and Sherron Collins has just two points.

Ali Farokhmanesh, the hero from Northern Iowa's first-round win has 11 points and Jordan Eglseder has 10 points.



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