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Goods' rebound basket helps ISU win thriller

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — A rebound basket by Simone Goods with eight seconds remaining made the Illinois State women's basketball team a 54-53 winner over Northern Iowa on Saturday.

With their second win over the Panthers, the Redbirds improved to 18-11 overall and 11-7 in the Missouri Valley Conference. ISU swept the season series with UNI (19-11, 12-6) for the first time in six years. The Redbirds won the Jan. 4 meeting, 66-64.

ISU will be the No. 4 seed in the Valley's Hoops in the Heartland Tournament at Moline where they will face Bradley (20-9) at 2:30 p.