The UNI men’s basketball team is on the road this evening to take on Illinois-Chicago. The Panthers opened this past weekend with a victory over Denver and coach Ben Jacobsen says his team needs to get better defensively.

Jacobsen says Illinois Chicago beat them last year at home and they have most of those players back. He says they have a couple of great guards and a 7 footer that plays inside.

Jacobson says the Flames will offer a difficult test as they are experienced, big and physical.

Illinois-Chicago lost its opener at Bradley.