Austin Phyfe added 10 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks for Northern Iowa.
The Panthers led by 11 points with eight minutes to play but ODU slowly chipped away and Marquis Godwin hit a 3-pointer to trim the Monarchs' deficit to 53-51 six minutes later. UNI hit 5 of 6 free throws, while Old Dominion went 1 for 6 from the field, from there.
Northern Iowa plays Northern Illinois on the road on Saturday. Old Dominion takes on Saint Joseph's at home on Sunday.
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