U.N.I.’s school record home court winning streak was snapped by Missouri State as the Panthers dropped their Missouri Valley Conference opener 58-57. Missouri State hit a three pointer with 1.9 seconds remaining and the Panthers missed a long shot at the buzzer.
Missouri State outscored the Panthers 12-5 to close the game. U.N.I. coach Ben Jacobsen says the one area where they didn’t get the job done was rebounding, and had they rebounded better, they would have had a bigger lead down the stretch.
The Panther’s were outrebounded 38-27. Jacobsen says they gave up too many offensive boards.
U.N.I. is 10-4 overall.
By Elwin Huffman KOEL Oelwein