Throwback Week: Ali Farokhmanesh and The Shot that made Northern Iowa a national name

Breaking down the moment that put UNI in the spotlight. Before Ben Jacobsons arrival at Northern Iowa in 2006, the Panthers were nothing more than a mere blip on the national radar. They had made the NCAA Tournament in three consecutive years under Greg McDermott, but failed to make it out of the first round in any of those.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
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Ali Farokhmanesh weighs in on Northern Iowa collapse

If there’s anyone who knows about March Madness heartbreak, it’s Ali Farokhmanesh. Back in 2010, Farokhmanesh nailed a huge 3-pointer to help 9-seed Northern Iowa take out top-seeded Kansas 69-67 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Six years later, Farokhmanesh watched his alma mater blow a 12-point lead in the final minute and lose in double-overtime to Texas A&M...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Northern Iowa upsets #1-seed Kansas

Ali Farokhmanesh was 0 for 7 in the second half, but with his Panthers clinging to a one-point lead with under 0:40 to play, he caught the ball on the wing against the Kansas press, spotted up and drained the game-deciding three-pointer. A half-minute later, he buried two free throws to seal the game. Northern Iowa 69, Kansas 67. My bracket is toast!
Via The Scores Report
March 20, 2010  |  Discuss

Questions Answered; (24) Northern Iowa Prevails in BracketBuster

Ali Farokhmanesh scored 23 points leading (24) Northern Iowa past Old Dominion Cedar Falls, IA– Is this Heaven? No son, this is Iowa.  The Old Dominion Monarchs (21-8, 13-3 CAA) came in the McLeod Center hoping to come away with a victory and enhance their at-large resume.  Unfortunately the (24) Northern Iowa Panthers (24-3, 14-2 MVC) had an [...]
February 19, 2010  |  Discuss

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