U.N.I. will try to make it 12 in a row on Wednesday night with a visit to Southern Illinois. The Panthers are 3-0 in the league race while the Salukis, with former Iowa guard Tonmy Freeman, are one of a host of teams at 2-1.
U.N.I. coach Ben Jacobsen says it’s not surprising having seen Freeman when he was at Iowa and he says they have more experience overall now and have good depth. Jacobseno says the Salukis are a higher scoring team than in past years. He says they have a team that fits pushing the ball and taking shots sooner in the shot clock.
U.N.I. is 12-1 on the season and Southern coach Chris Lowery says the Panthers have been as good as expected. He says they are well coached and a mature team with great confidence and that leads to a lot of success. Lowery says while the Salukis are pushing the tempo this season they have not forgotten about defense.
He says they’ve changed some things to match up with the players they have, and says they still need to defend better.