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 points. Abby Gerrits followed with 13.
The loss droped UNI to 9-5 on the season, and 1-2 in the Missouri Valley Conference.
The Panthers return home to host Evansville on Friday.