The 21st ranked Drake women’s basketball team is closing in on its first Missouri Valley Conference regular season title since 2000 and can clinch it tonight with a victory at home over Northern Iowa.

The Bulldogs have won 16 straight games and take a 15-0 Valley record into a game against a second place UNI squad that is 13-2.

Drake coach Jennie Baranczyk says no matter what happens in this game there is still plenty to accomplish for the Bulldogs.

“There is still a lot left”, said Baranczyk. “That’s what is so fun is there is a long ways for this team to go and we still have a lot more fun to have.”

UNI will be a tough hurdle to clear. The Panthers took the Bulldogs to double overtime in their first meeting in Cedar Falls.