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    Video: Bold shot helps Northern Iowa stun top-seeded Kansas

    Rock, chalk, Farokhmanesh.

    An audacious three-pointer by junior guard Ali Farokhmanesh propeled No. 9 Northern Iowa to a stunning upset of No. 1 Kansas Saturday afternoon in Oklahoma City. The Jayhawks were the top-seeded team in the field of 65 and were the prohibitive favorites to cut down the nets in two weeks.

    The shot came with 36 seconds left and UNI leading by one. The Panthers had turned the ball over on its two previous possessions, letting Kansas cut what had been a 12-point lead to one. It was the closest the Jayhawks had been all half.

    Northern Iowa broke the press and got the ball up to Farokhmanesh who was leading a two-on-one break. In a spot where most players would have dribbled out and tried to run out the clock, the junior guard caught the pass, took a half-step pivot, set his feet and drained a cold-blooded three-pointer to put Northern Iowa up by four points.

    watch the video http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball/blog/the_dagger/post/Video-Bold-shot-helps-Northern-Iowa-stun-top-se?urn=ncaab,229182

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