U.N.I. used a late 15-0 run to take command as the 18th ranked Panthers won at Drake 57-48 to clinch at least a share of the Missouri Valley Conference title.
The Panthers made seven of 12 from three point range in the second half. U.N.I. coach Ben Jacobson says Drake does a good job of keeping the ball out of the paint, as they wanted to get it in there, but the Bulldogs would surround them when they got it inside.
U.N.I. is 13-1 in the Valley and 22-2 overall. Ryan Wedel and Josh Young each had 11 points for the Bulldogs who fell to 6-8 in the Valley and 11-15 overall.