After trading baskets to start the game, Iowa State went up by as much as 13 (24-11) with 10 minutes left in the first half. Northern Iowa fought back within three points (33-30) with 2:51 on the clock, fueled by three 3-pointers from Swisher. ISU's offense closed out the half with a 6-0 scoring run to give the Cyclones a 39-30 lead.
Iowa State took over in the second half, shooting 60 percent from the floor and limiting UNI to 18 points on 25 percent accuracy. The Cyclones matched their season low with just three treys in the game, but edged the Panthers on the boards 39-33. Iowa State hit 55.4 percent from the floor for the game and converted 10-of-12 free throws.
Iowa State plays host to Eastern Illinois Saturday at 1 p.m. in its final nonconference game of the season.