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UNI men preparing to take on #20 UNLV on the road

This news story was published on December 18, 2012.
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LAS VEGAS – The UNI Panthers men’s basketball team is preparing to take on the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels Wednesday at he Thomas & Mack Center.

UNI (6-4 overall) will travel to Las Vegas, Nevada, to take on the No. 20 UNLV Runnin’ Rebels (8-1 overall) in the Mountain West/Missouri Valley Challenge. Tip is slated for 9 p.m. (CT).

UNI is 3-0 all-time in the MWC/MVC Challenge. UNI has scored MWC/MVC Challenge wins over Wyoming (72-54 in 2009), TCU (64-60 in 2010) and Colorado State (83-77 in 2011). The Panthers have won their last six games they have contested in Las Vegas.

UNI owns a 1-0 lead in the all-time series vs. UNLV. The Panthers defeated the Runnin’ Rebels in the first round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament in Oklahoma City, Okla., 69-66. Ali Farokhmanesh’s 3-pointer with 4.9 seconds provided the difference.

Senior guard Anthony James is closing in on becoming the Panthers’ next 1,000-point career scorer. James has tallied 952 points heading into Wednesday’s game at UNLV.

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