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UNI looks to sweep intra-state rival Drake

logo_uni_panthersDES MOINES – The Northern Iowa Panthers men’s basketball team will look to sweep in-state rival Drake Tuesday night in Des Moines.

UNI (13-13, 7-7 MVC) will travel to Des Moines to take on the Drake Bulldogs (13-13, 4-10 MVC) on Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the Knapp Center.

UNI holds a 39-24 lead in the all-time series vs. Drake. UNI has won five straight games in the series and nine of the last 10. The Panthers have won four of the last five matchups in the Knapp Center.

UNI moved into a three-way tie for third place following Saturday’s 60-58 road win at Missouri State. UNI, Missouri State and Illinois State enter the week deadlocked at 7-7 for third place in the MVC standings. UNI has finished in the top three in the MVC six times since joining the league in the 1991-92 season.

Ben Jacobson has posted a mark of 163-99 in his eighth season at the helm of the program. Jacobson’s next victory will put him in a tie with Eldon Miller (164-178; 1987-98) in second place on the Panthers’ all-time wins chart.

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