Category Archives: UNI Panthers

MBB: Green for Three (MVC Awards)

MBB: Green for Three (MVC Awards)

Two big performances by A.J. Green, two UNI Panther wins, and a third Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week award. The latest honor for Green was announced on Monday by the MVC. The sophomore scored 29 against Valparaiso last Wednesday and 25 versus Bradley Saturday. With wins in both of those games, the Panthers…Read more »

WBB: Panthers Outclass Visiting Sycamores

WBB: Panthers Outclass Visiting Sycamores

The UNI Panther women’s basketball team held the visiting Indiana State Sycamores to six first quarter points and seven during the second period, on the way to a convincing 73-43 victory. Cynthia Wolf led the balanced UNI offense with 14 points.  The sophomore added 13 rebounds for a double-double. Rose Simon-Ressler had 13 points in…Read more »

MBB: Road Win for the Sweep

MBB: Road Win for the Sweep

Two weeks after a home victory over the Bradley Braves, the UNI Panther men’s basketball team earned a repeat outcome on the road in Peoria Saturday, 86-71. Sophomore guard A.J. Green was on the court for all but two minutes and led the effort with 25 points.  He has now recorded 20 or more points…Read more »

WBB: Happy Homecoming for UNI Women

WBB: Happy Homecoming for UNI Women

Playing at the McLeod Center for the first time in more than a month, the UNI Panther women’s basketball team held off the Evansville Purple Aces 76-60 on Friday. Karli Rucker knocked down six of UNI’s 13 three-pointers during a 28 point effort, representing her biggest scoring night of the season to date. In the…Read more »

MBB: Visiting Valpo No Match for Panthers

MBB: Visiting Valpo No Match for Panthers

For awhile after halftime on Wednesday, UNI Panther sophomore A.J. Green could do no wrong. Green scored 22 of his 29 points in the second half, leading the Panthers to an 88-78 victory over the Valparaiso Crusaders at the McLeod Center. Before Green found his rhythm, UNI still led by 11 early in the first…Read more »

WBB: Panthers Downed by Bears in Missouri

WBB: Panthers Downed by Bears in Missouri

The UNI Panther women’s basketball team was forced into 17 turnovers by #20 Missouri State Sunday; those takeaways helped the Bears to an 80-66 win in Springfield. Missouri State also outrebounded UNI 47-26. Karli Rucker opened the game with a 3-pointer, giving the Panthers their only lead of the day. Rucker scored a team-high 14…Read more »

MBB: Bears Have No Bite vs. Panthers

MBB: Bears Have No Bite vs. Panthers

The UNI Panther men’s basketball team pulled ahead early on Saturday and never let up during an 80-57 road win against the Missouri State Bears. Before the game was nine minutes old, UNI had earned a 20-point lead.  It was a solid shooting first half, as the Panthers made 19 of their 32 attempts, including…Read more »

WBB: Seesaw Game Tips to Panthers

WBB: Seesaw Game Tips to Panthers

The UNI Panther women’s basketball team pulled to a big first quarter lead but trailed at halftime during a back-and-forth Friday game, which wrapped up with Tanya Warren’s team on top of Southern Illinois 60-57 in Carbondale. Kristina Cavey led the Panthers with 15 points, and Karli Rucker added 14. The Panthers jumped ahead by…Read more »

MBB: Panthers Win a Different Way

MBB: Panthers Win a Different Way

When the UNI Panther men’s basketball team has success, they typically are hitting shots from long distance, but the winning formula was a little different Tuesday during a 76-70 win against the Indiana State Sycamores at the McLeod Center. Three-point attempts weren’t falling most of the night. The Panthers were just three-for-15 from that range.…Read more »

MBB: Green Goes for Seconds

MBB: Green Goes for Seconds

A.J. Green was the Valley’s top player during the opening week of conference games. The Missouri Valley Conference named the UNI sophomore it’s men’s basketball Player of the Week on Monday. He scored 23 last Tuesday against Illinois State, then 35 Saturday versus Bradley. The performance during the Panthers’ win against the Braves was a…Read more »