Coming off of their third place finish at the Paradise Jam Tournament last week, the UNI basketball team returns to action tonight as they visit Wisconsin Milwaukee. UNI coach Ben Jacobson says that while he liked the way his team played in the Virgin Islands for the most part, the Panthers still need to work hard on the boards.
“We have a team that is right now good in transition as the year goes on we could be great in transition. An important part of that is rebounding the basketball…so we are working hard at the rebounding part of it,” Jacobsen says. Jacobson says though that rebounds might come at a premium tonight against a Milwaukee team that has some very talented front court players.
Nate Buss has come on strong for the Panthers of late. The junior average nearly fifteen points per game and shot almost 70 percent from the floor during UNI’s three games at the Paradise Jam. Jacobson says that Buss is becoming a player that will start to factor into the scouting report opposing teams put together on UNI.
“When you go back to last year, when he has played, he has scored,” Jacobson says. He says with his recent play teams will now be prepping for Buss more as they prepare.
Tonight’s game in Milwaukee tips off at 7:00.
(Reporting by Jesse Gavin, KCNZ, Cedar Falls)