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College Basketball: UNI drops third straight game to open season, 82-71, to Utah State

This news story was published on November 28, 2020.
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SIOUX FALLS, SD – The UNI men’s basketball team moved to 0-3 on the season following an 82-71 loss to the Aggies of Utah State.

The Panthers took a 40-39 lead into halftime led by four three pointers by sophomore James Betz. The Panthers shot 38% (14-37) from the field while knocking down 9 of the teams 22 three-point attempts.

AJ Green added 10 points in the opening 20 minutes with senior Tywhon Pickford hauling in 7 rebounds and Antwan Kimmons recording 3 assists.

The Panthers would be outscored 43-31 in the second half to drop the third game of the season. The Aggies outrebounded the Panthers, hauling in 43 rebounds to the Panthers 33. The Panthers shot 36% (25-69) from the field while the Aggies connected on 46% (26-56) of their shots from the field

AJ Green finished with a team high 24 points going 9-23 from the field with 4 made three pointers. Tywhon Pickford finished one-point shy of a double-double, finishing with 10 rebounds and 9 points. Antwan Kimmons dished out 4 assists and Nate Heise recorded a team high 2 blocks.

Sophomore James Betz went 4-5 from beyond the three-point arc, setting his career high for three pointers made in a game.
AJ Green scored a team high 24 points.
Tywhon Pickford finished with 10 rebounds and 9 points.
The Panthers scored 19 points off the bench.
The Panthers scored 16 points in the paint.

Anthony Marco led the Aggies with 22 points, going 8-16 from the field.
Justin Bean and Neemias Queta each hauled in 10 rebounds.
The Aggies scored 30 points in the paint.
The Aggies scored 12 points off the Panthers 10 turnovers.

The Panthers, now 0-3 on the season, will get 10 days off before taking on Richmond on December 9. Richmond has yet to play a game this season but are scheduled to have four contests between December 9. The Spiders are scheduled to take on Morehead State, Kentucky, Charleston and Furman before playing host to the Panthers in Richmond, Virginia. The game is currently scheduled to be broadcast on ESPN+.

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2 Responses to College Basketball: UNI drops third straight game to open season, 82-71, to Utah State

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 28, 2020 at 11:28 am

    Theytnot very good

    • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      November 28, 2020 at 8:42 pm

      They will be good. UNI was missing starting point guard all three games – and all three were close games. They play an entertaining style. I predict they will be a top team in MVC.