CEDAR FALLS – UNI men’s basketball wrapped up a three-game home stretch with a win over Dubuque, 95-58.
UNI improves to 1-2 overall, and University of Dubuque falls to 1-2. UNI spread out the offense, getting points from every Panther who stepped into the game. UNI saw a season high shooting field goal percentage with 61.3%. The Panthers led from the start and never gave up the lead.
“The thing we talked about the most in the last couple of days was increasing our pace,” said head coach Ben Jacobson.
Noah Carter led UNI in scoring with 17 points. Four other Panthers hit double digits. Tywhon Pickford and Antwan Kimmons each scored 13. Drew Daniel came off the bench late in the game to chip in 10 points. Pickford moves up to tie Cory Jenkins for 86th on the all-time scoring list with 658 points.
Panthers improve to 67-7 when scoring 80 points or more under Ben Jacobson. Last time UNI scored more than 90 points was just last season in a double overtime win on the road against Illinois State.
Freshman guard Bowen Born opened up his season after being out for injury early this season.
“His ability to stretch the floor, and he’s active defensively,” said Jacobson. “I thought it was a great place for him to start, to get 17 minutes and get involved in some plays.”
Born chipped in five points and had three assists.
The Panthers hit the road for three games. UNI will open the road stretch with its first top-25 opponent, No. 16 Arkansas (2-0). Fans can watch on SEC+ or tune into the Panther Sports Radio Network on News/Talk KXEL 1540.