The UNI Panthers are hoping to regain their shooting touch tonight as they host Indiana State in Missouri Valley Conference play. The Panthers have lost three of their last four and stand 4-4 in conference play after a Monday night loss at home to Wichita State.UNI coach Greg McDermott says they just have to maintain confidence in their guys and he says he’ll continue to do that. He says eight days ago they ranked among the top teams in the country in three point and field goal percentage, and he says “now it’s gone South all of a sudden.” McDermott says their problems have noting to do with effort. He says they’re going to a stretch where they’re not shooting the ball very well. He says earlier they shot the ball well and weren’t defending as well as he wanted and now they’re defending better, but not shooting the ball well. The Panthers won the first matchup with the Sycamores in Terre Haute but McDermott says they have played much better the past couple of weeks. He says offensively they’re a much more effective team than they were in the first game. He says it’s a much different team that has beaten Creighton and Wichita State, so they can’t take them lightly. Indiana State coach Royce Waltman knows the Panthers will want top take their frustrations out on his team. He says any team worth their salt is always tougher to play coming off a loss. He says all teams can get complacent after a win, but good coaches have their teams play well after a loss. UNI is 13-6 overall.
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