Saturday, March 20, 2010

Best wishes to the UNI Panthers vs. Kansas in the NCAA 2Nd Round!

The sole banner carrier for the MVC in the 2010 NCAA Tournament is the University of Northern Iowa this year. The Panthers won a first round game 69-66 with a three pointer with less than five seconds to knock off #8 seed UNLV.

Next up: #1 seed Kansas in the Midwest Region 2Nd Round game from Oklahoma City in the NCAA Tournament.

Column: UNI looks, plays different - Topeka Capital Journal
All seven of UNI's previous NCAA Tournament games were decided by five points or less. But KU also will be the first No. 1 team the Panthers have ever faced ...
Keeler: UNI's Eglseder to face Kansas' lane clogger -
Center stage: Big men Eglseder, Aldrich ready for battle - KUsports
Kansas' Cole Aldrich finally has to pick on someone his own size - USA Today

Recap of Thursday's UNI men's win over UNLV in Oklahoma City ...

Northern Iowa Ekes One Out Against UNLV - New York Times ‎
Northern Iowa extended its lead to 58-51 with 6:31 left. Just when it looked as if the Panthers would build a lead too big for a Rebels' comeback, UNLV ...
Final: Northern Iowa 69, UNLV 66 - ESPN (blog)
Farokhmanesh's long-distance dedication rewarded in UNI upset -

Battle of former Creighton teammates in Women's NCAA Tournament kicks off. Nebraska coach Connie Yori and UNI coach Tonya Warren were teammates of coach Bruce Rasmussen's Creighton women's teams in 1983 to 1986. The #1 seed Nebraska Cornhuskers will face #16 seed UNI Panthers in the women's tournament this weekend. Both, Iowa and ISU women will play as well.

NCAA women's basketball: Nebraska's Yori shares past with UNI's Warren -Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
In college, they shared a backcourt at Creighton and became the only women's basketball players to have their jersey numbers retired by the school. ...
(Neb.)-#1 Seed Lady Huskers Face #16 UNI In NCAA 1st Round Sunday - KCSR
Notes: Huskers welcome unfamiliarity - Omaha World-Herald


Final comment: The Todd Lickliter era is over in Iowa City at the University of Iowa. It has not been a pretty three years in the Big Ten for the Hawkeyes. The women played well, but the men's program experienced the poorest overall season in Hawkeye history and finishing #9 in the Big Ten and capturing home-home wins over the Indiana Hoosiers wasn't enough for another year for Coach Lickliter in Iowa City. The coaching search is on.

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