Conference tournaments can be looked upon as new seasons and that is the way Northern Iowa is approaching Friday night’s Missouri Valley Conference tournament opening round game against Drake. The Panthers wrapped up a disappointing regular season with a three and 15 conference record and stand six and 23 overall. U-N-I coach Sam Weaver says the little things have cost the Panthers and points to their 7 of 13 night at the foul line in Monday’s six-point loss at Evansville.