UNI guard Ben Jacobsen says Panther coach Greg McDermott had the right message before Sunday’s game at Indiana State. Jacobsen had 18 points as UNI bounced back from Friday’s loss at Evansville with a convincing 64-48 win over the Sycamores. Jacobsen says the coach said some things that really needed to be said. He says the guys were doing too much thinking, instead of just coming out and playing.That was Jacobsen on the post-game show on the UNI Sports Network. The Panthers are 2-1 in the Valley after splitting the two-game road trip. He says in the Valley you have to go 5-5 on the road and protect your home floor. UNI shot 52-percent for the game and outrebounded the Sycamores 37-27 as the built a 25-point lead in the second half. Coach Greg McMcDermott says the key was coming out strong to start the second half. McDermott says it was a game that “we desperately needed to win.” UNI is 11-3 overall and returns to action at home on Wednesday night to play Southwest Missouri State.