The U.N.I. Panthers put their six game winning streak on the line on Sunday with a visit to Missouri State. The Panthers are 7-3 in the Valley while the Bears lead the conference race with a record of 9-1. The Panthers have been taking care of the ball and in a Wednesday night win over Creighton they only committed seven turnovers.
U.N.I. coach Ben Jacobsen says if they keep improving on defense and rebounding and continue to get to the free throw line without turning over the ball, they should be in position late in the game to win, no matter who they are playing.
Jacobsen has found success with some smaller lineups the past few weeks. He says playing four guards and spreading the floor allows them to deal with their lack of size and he says they have been able to get a little creative and it has been good to them.