NIT Tournament 2012, Drexel Vs. Northern Iowa Halftime Score: Dragons Lead 38-28

Behind 16 points from senior forward Samme Givens and a 14-0 run that included four 3-pointers, the No. 3-seeded Drexel Dragons have earned a 38-23 halftime lead over the No. 8 Northern Iowa Panthers in a second-round NIT Tournament contest in Philadelphia, PA. The winner advance to the Elite 8 to face the UMass Minutemen.

Givens scored 12 of the Dragons' first 17 points to open up a 19-12 advantage with 9:35 to play in the first half. Drexel then irrupted as Given made a jump and then his teammates made four straight 3-pointers to open up a 33-15 lead with 5:48 to play.

The Panthers (20-13) trimmed the margin to just 10 points heading into the locker room after using a quick 7-0 run to end the half.

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