The U-N-I Panthers put their national ranking and a share of the Missouri Valley lead on the line when they visit Creighton. U-N-I is 19-3 overall and is ranked 25th, their first ever appearance in the A-P poll and at 9-2 shares the Valley lead with Southern Illinois.
U-N-I coach Greg McDermott says it’s exciting to be in the top 25, but he says it is what it is, and the bad news is they have to go to Creighton and try and win a game. Creighton is a game back at 8-3 and coach Dana Altman says they key for the Blue Jays will be defense. He says U-N-I runs a lot of sets and Altman says it takes time to get ready for all those sets. Creighton will be looking for the sweep of the series. The Blue Jays beat the Panthers 55-52 in the UNI-Dome back on January 11th.