Penn made two foul shots to break a tie at 72 with 2:39 left in overtime and the Bulldogs (14-6, 5-2 Missouri Valley Conference) led the rest of the way.
Sturtz had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Devries scored 11 with 11 rebounds. The Bulldogs have won four of their last five games.
AJ Green scored 27 points for the Panthers (9-9, 5-3). Northern Iowa has lost consecutive games following a five-game win streak.
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