The UNI Panthers won their ninth straight game with a 59-55 win over Illinois State in Cedar Falls. UNI started slowly but finished strong and held Illinois State’s two top scorers to 15 points. Ali Farokhmanesh led UNI with 17 points.

The 9 wins is the longest win streak for UNI since moving to Division I in 1980. The last time the Panthers won that many games was 45 years ago when UNI was a Division II program.

UNI is now 15-6 overall and 9-1 with a two game lead in the Missouri Valley Conference.