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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Jeremy Morgan plays guard for the Northern Iowa Panthers, but that seems almost too limiting.The senior does a little bit of everything for the Panthers. That much was obvious on Thursday night when Morgan scored 20 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and gave four assists -- all game highs -- in leading UNI to an impressive 82-63 win over Arizona State in the opening round of the Tire Pros Invitational.The best part of his game is his versatility, said UNI coach Ben Jacobson, whose team improved to 2-0 on the season. Usually when thats the word used by your coach or what people see is the versatility then they say,` OK, he must not be great at anything. But he is pretty good at a lot of things. I use the term versatility as high praise.The Panthers got outstanding performances from Spencer Haldeman, Klint Carlson and Bennett Koch but it was Morgan who served as the facilitator of their production. That often meant him finding Haldeman on the perimeter or Koch flashing in the paint or ASU paid so much attention to Morgan that at least one of his teammates was left open.What it all led to was a dominant performance by the Panthers over their Pac-12 opponent. With Morgan and Haldeman leading the way from 3-point range and Koch unmatched in the paint, UNI led by as many as 10 points in the first half and 20 points in the second half.Im just going out there and doing everything I can for the team whether thats getting the ball to somebody who is wide open or going to get an extra possession on offense or knocking down an open 3, said Morgan, the Preseason Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year. Im just trying to do everything I can to help the team win.The Panthers shot 51 percent from the field and with Morgan and Haldeman combining to convert nine 3-pointers.ASU coach Bobby Hurley was disappointed that his team seemed a step slow defensively and out of synch offensively against its toughest opponent so far this season.It was out of character with how weve playing and practicing, he said. We didnt really move the ball well at all and credit Northern Iowa with how to share the ball and the shot making.BIG PICTURENorthern Iowa: In their first real test of the season, the Panthers proved they can be a force in the Missouri Valley Conference and perhaps on the national scene. Morgan, the preseason MVC Player of the Year, and Haldeman didnt flinch against their Pac-12 opponent.Arizona State: The Sun Devils got off to an impressive 2-0 start but when faced against a team that can defend and has a nice inside-outside game they were exposed. Senior Obinna Oleka never came close to figuring out how to defend Koch in the post.CONFIDENT PANTHERKoch may have lacked some confidence last season, but he played like he was the best player on the floor Thursday against the Sun Devils.He consistently demanded the ball in the paint against Oleka and he made good. Koch was 6 for 7 in the paint for 14 points and could have scored much more because ASU never figured out how to stop him.UP NEXTNorthern Iowa: The Panthers faces Oklahoma in semifinals on Friday.Arizona State: The Sun Devils meets Tulane on Friday in the consolation semifinals.-----More AP college basketball: www.collegebasketball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25. Anton Forsberg Blue Jackets Jersey.H. -- Matt Kenseth made it 2 for 2 in the Chase, holding off teammate Kyle Busch to win Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Cam Atkinson Blue Jackets Jersey Authentic. 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If ever they start actually putting pictures beside words in the dictionary, the Blue Jays left-handers mug will appear beside “Consistency. OXNARD, Calif. -- Dallas quarterback Kellen Moore broke his right ankle in a training camp practice Tuesday, likely forcing the Cowboys to look outside the organization for an experienced backup.The injury happened during one of the last plays of 11-on-11 work in the second full-pad practice of camp. Guard Jared Smith was pushed back by defensive lineman Lawrence Okoye and stepped on Moores ankle.Without Moore, there isnt a backup behind Tony Romo with any NFL experience. Dallas drafted former Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott in the fourth round this year, and undrafted free agent Jameill Showers is in his second year. Prescott and Showers have been sharing third-team work.The injury came four days after owner Jerry Jones declared his confidence in Moore, who made the first two starts of his career in the final two games last season with Romo sidelined by a broken collarbone. He lost both as Dallass finished 4-12.ddddddddddddIts regrettable, Jones said after Moore was injured. Well just basically take a look at it and address it from here.Jones said in his camp-opening news conference that the Cowboys werent interested in Nick Foles, a former rival with Philadelphia. Foles, with 35 starts over the past four seasons, was released by the Los Angeles Rams last week. The Rams took Californias Jared Goff with the top pick in this years draft.Moore threw for 435 yards and three touchdowns in the season finale against Washington, but had six interceptions in three games. 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