The U.N.I. Panthers head back to a city where they have had a lot of success when they leave for St. Louis this afternoon to take part in the NCAA Tournament “sweet 16”. The Panthers will take on Michigan State Friday night in the semifinal round of the Midwest Regional and they have won their last six games in St. Louis.

The Panthers have won the Missouri Valley Conference tournament the past two years Panther coach Ben Jacobson says they are really excited about it, especially Anthony James, who is from the area. The setting will be different, but he says playing in St. Louis in the past should help them play better.

The Valley tournament is played in the Scotttrade Center while the regional will be played in the Edward Jones Dome. Jacobson says it may not be much of an advantage overall, but he says the team has had success there and is looking forward to it.