UNI hosts Iowa State in an intra-state womens basketball matchup. The Panthers opened with a victory at North Dakota State and coach Tanya Warren says her team will need a big effort on defense as they like to shoot the three.

The Panthers will be without sophomore Jacqui Kalin who suffered a sprained ankle in practice late last month.

The 24th ranked Cyclones were impressive in a season opening win over Missouri-Kansas City but coach Bill Fennelly says this game offers a new challenge.

Fennelly says there’s nothing tougher than facing a rival in their own building. The Panthers shot better than 50 percent from three point range in their opener asnd Fennelly says the Cyclones will need a solid defensive effort. He says you have to be great on the ball defenders and they will find out how far they have progress on defense.