Northern Iowa tries to end a two-game conference losing skid as they host Southern Illinois tonight in Cedar Falls. The Panthers have struggled in conference play after getting off to a good start to the season.
Coach Ben Jacobson says the problem recently has been scoring enough points. Jacobson says they were not good enough offensively against Indiana State and Missouri State in the past two games.
“Prior to those two, I felt we really had played good basketball, but we didn’t win a couple of close games,” Jaconson said.
The Salukis and Panthers have an identical 4-7 conference marks. “Southern’s playing a lot of guys, getting 10 and 11 guys double figure minutes, they’re playing extremely hard and doing a good job or rebounding the basketball at both ends of the floor,” Jacobson says.
U.N.I. comes in at 14-9 overall while S.I.U. is 7-15. Game time is seven p.m.