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Anthony James scores 16 points to lead Northern Iowa to 57-52 win over No. 15 Wichita State

  • Northern Iowa forward Seth Tuttle reacts after he was fouled during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Wichita State, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney)The Associated Press

  • Northern Iowa forward Jake Koch, right, shoots over Wichita State forward Cleanthony Early, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney)The Associated Press

  • Northern Iowa guard Marc Sonnen, left, blocks a pass by Wichita State forward Carl Hall, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney)The Associated Press

  • Wichita State forward Chadrack Lufile, right, fouls Northern Iowa forward Seth Tuttle on a shot during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney)The Associated Press

  • Northern Iowa forward Chip Rank, top, shoots over Wichita State center Ehimen Orukpe during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney)The Associated Press

Anthony James scored 16 points and Northern Iowa beat 15th-ranked Wichita State 57-52 on Saturday, sending the Shockers into their first losing streak of the season.

Seth Tuttle had eight points, eight rebounds and four blocks for the Panthers (12-11, 5-6 Missouri Valley Conference). They took control with a 14-0 run in the second half and became just the fourth Valley team in the last 23 games to beat Wichita State at home.

The Shockers (19-4, 8-3) pulled within 52-50 on Carl Hall's steal and bucket with 1:18 left. But Northern Iowa's Seth Tuttle blocked a Nick Wiggins try that would have tied it and then sealed the win with a breakaway dunk.

Hall led Wichita State with 20 points. The Shockers, who lost to Indiana State on Tuesday, have dropped a game behind league-leading Creighton in the Valley race.