The U.N.I. men will try to make it seven in a row on Saturday when they visit North Dakota. It will be a homecoming for Panther coach Ben Jacobsen who played at North Dakota and also spent time there as an assistant coach. Jacobsen says he’s looking forward to the opportunity to take the team to Grand Forks to see family and friends, but he says the team may not like it.
He says they usually do these type of games to take a player close to home, and they will still have to focus on the game. Jacobsen says there have been a number of changes since he was there. They have a new arena on campus, and he says he might walk over to look at the old arena.
The Panthers are shooting 64% from the foul line and Jacobsen is confident that number will improve. He says you want to be able to shoot in the mid to high 70’s, but he says it doesn’t bother him because they do have a good shooting group. And he says the players spend a lot of time at it.
Jacobsen says the Panthers have played well the past two weeks and improvement needs to continue as the Missouri Valley race approaches. He says they need to continue to sharpen up in practice before they get into conference play.