Northern Iowa will enter the Missouri Valley conference Tournament as the 7th seed and Drake as the 8th seed after closing out the regular season with losses last night. Ben Jacobsen’s 12 foot shot missed at the buzzer as the Panthers lost a close 52-51 decision at Southwest Missouri State. UNI will play Indiana State in Friday’s play-in round at the Valley Tourney in St. Louis.Drake dropped their game at home 77-67 to Bradley. The Bulldogs jumped out to an early nine point lead but Bradley pulled back to within one at halftime, and went on to win. J.J. Sola had 27 points as Drake ended the regular season 5-13 in the conference, 10-19 overal. They will face an Illinois State team they’ve beaten twice already in Friday’s play-in round at in St. Louis.
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