The UNI women’s basketball team begins the week alone in third place in the Missouri Valley Conference with a league mark of 6-3. The Panthers recorded a rare victory in Des Moines yesterday as the Panthers beat Drake 68-54. It was just the second win in 28-tries for the Panthers in Des Moines. UNI coach Tony DiCecco was happy with the way his team responded following a heartbreaking overtime loss to Creighton on Thursday. He says the team gets credit for its resiliency coming out of the loss and were able to play hard. DiCecco was asked if he feels the team understands the importance of winning in Des Moines. He says he doesn’t know if they realize the full extent of breaking a very long winning streak. The Panther’s win snapped Drake’s 15-game home winning streak against Missouri Valley Conference opponents.