New transfers join Northern Iowa Basketball program to combat issues

The transferring of players that have plagued the Northern Iowa Basketball program may not be as bad as it seems. The problem has been solved as the two vacated scholarships have been awarded to two deserving transfers that bring a lot of experience to the program. Hunter Rhodes comes to the Northern Iowa Basketball program after receiving a preferred walk-on offer from the university...
May 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Northern Iowa Basketball: Early plans to boost confidence

Northern Iowa Basketball head coach Ben Jacobson recently informed a local Iowa newspaper that he does not plan to schedule as many road games next season. He also plans to create a schedule that is less tough compared to the 2015-16 season. Coach Jacobson knows that with three seniors leaving, much of the talent from the Panther squad is going with them. With this, it’s hard to...
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

The future of Northern Iowa Basketball

While the Northern Iowa Panthers say goodbye to their season, the three seniors must also soon depart. Paul Jesperson, Matt Bohannon, and Wes Washpun played quite a large role in the program’s success this season. Point guard Wes Washpun finished the season with several honors. He was named both Second-team All-Missouri Valley Conference and National Association of Basketball Coaches...
April 08, 2016  |  Discuss

How Northern Iowa Basketball dropped the ball

It appeared Northern Iowa had sealed the deal against Texas A&M on Sunday, when the Panthers were up by 12 points with only 40 seconds left in the game. The nation was shocked when UNI defeated Texas just days before on a half-court buzzer beater. Sadly, what many are calling the biggest collapse in college basketball history will end up being much more memorable. The 92-88 loss...
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Skip Bayless bemoaned Texas A&M’s loss, missed comeback

It ain’t over til the fat lady sings. Apparently Skip Bayless forgot that age-old lesson. The ESPN screaming head tweeted Sunday to bemoan Texas A&M’s loss to Northern Iowa in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, saying his “longshot Final Four pick” went down in flames to a good Panthers team. Down goes my longshot Final Four pick - and President Obama's. Down...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Classic collapse: Northern Iowa, up 12 with 34 seconds left in regulation, falls in 2 OT

The Northern Iowa Panthers saw both sides of life in the 2016 NCAA Tournament.   Friday night against Texas, they won on a halfcourt bank shot at the buzzer. Sunday evening against Texas A&M, they suffered one of the most unforgettable meltdowns in NCAA tournament history. Friday night, UNI advanced to the round of 32. Sunday evening, the Panthers — who most famously advanced...
Via The Comeback
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas A&M makes improbable comeback to beat Northern Iowa in 2OT

Northern Iowa was in control. Texas A&M fans were leaving. Then Northern Iowa collapsed and the Aggies went on a furious rally.The No. 3 seed Aggies outscored Northern Iowa 14-2 in the last 33 seconds of regulation to force overtime, then held on in double overtime for a 92-88 victory to move on to the Sweet 16.Northern Iowa, seeded 11th, had upset Texas, but had four turnovers...
Via Associated Press
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas A&M overcomes 12-point deficit in final 44 seconds

The first weekend of March Madness has been full of surprises. What Texas A&M just pulled off might be the most incredible thing we’ve seen yet. With 44 seconds to play, the Aggies trailed Northern Iowa, 69-57. If you’ve watched a college basketball game before – you know that’s virtually an insurmountable lead. That’s what we thought, anyways. After a handful of...
Via College Spun
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Watch: Northern Iowa hits half-court shot to beat Texas

Late Friday night, Northern Iowa’s Paul Jesperson hit this epic shot to advance Northern Iowa to the next round of the NCAA Tournament and destroy the hopes of the Texas Longhorns…. PAUL JESPERSON FROM HALF COURT! #MarchMadness — NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 19, 2016 The post Watch: Northern Iowa hits half-court shot to beat Texas appeared...
Via The Student Section
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 NCAA Tournament is a record-setting one for upsets

When Northern Iowa’s Paul Jesperson’s heroic half court heave kissed off the window and through the net, it didn’t just complete an unforgettable upset for the 11th seeded Panthers over the 6th seeded Texas Longhorns.  It also capped a historic first two days of the NCAA Tournament where the Davids of the world stood tall and conquered Goliath. Northern Iowa joined the likes...
Via The Comeback
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Radio call of Northern Iowa’s game-winner will blow your mind

No. 11 Northern Iowa beat No. 6 Texas on a crazy buzzer-beater last night thanks to Paul Jesperson’s prayer shot from beyond halfcourt and while the Panthers’ celebration was fantastic in and of itself, the radio call by longtime play-by-play man Gary Rima was even greater. Give it a listen below! And, of course, here is video of Jesperson’s shot to go with Rima’s call....
Via Campus Sports Net
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Northern Iowa Knocks Off Texas On Half-Court Buzzer-Beater

Just when you thought the madness of Friday was over, Northern Iowa decides to go and hit a half-court buzzer-beater to win its first round matchup against Texas. No, really – that happened. With the score tied at 72-72 and just a few seconds on the clock, Panthers senior Paul Jesperson let one fly from midcourt. It first found the backboard, then the bottom of the net. Northern...
Via College Spun
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Paul Jesperson sinks Texas with halfcourt shot at buzzer

Northern Iowa has done it again! The Panthers took out Texas on a half-court buzzer-beater by Paul Jesperson to end their first-round game against the Longhorns in the NCAA Tournament on Friday: PAUL JESPERSON FROM HALF COURT! #MarchMadness — NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 19, 2016 UNI was up 72-70 after making 1-of-2 free throws, giving...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas vs. Northern Iowa – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

Twitter/TexasMBB The 2016 NCAA Tournament Bracket was revealed Sunday evening on CBS. The Texas Longhorns, out of the Big 12, earned the 6-seed in the West region, where they will face the eleventh-seeded Northern Iowa Panthers, out of the Missouri Valley Conference. The Longhorns (20-12) were knocked out in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament by 1-seeded Baylor, while the...
Via College Spun
March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Northern Iowa advances to Tourney on buzzer-beater

It took until March 6, but the madness has officially arrived. Sunday afternoon, college basketball fans saw just about the coolest thing that can happen in March - a buzzer-beater in a win-or-go-home game. Northern Iowa and Evansville were tied at 54 with only seconds to play in the Missouri Valley Conference title game and an NCAA Tournament bid on the line when Panthers leading...
Via The Comeback
March 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Wes Washpun Hits Buzzer Beater To Win MVC, Sending UNI To NCAA Tournament

After a dramatic run through the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, Northern Iowa is heading back to the NCAA Tournament. As the clock wound down on this afternoon’s championship game against Evansville, guard Wes Washpun received a clutch shooter’s bounce to give the Panthers the conference title, and a trip to the Big Dance. After upsetting Wichita State, UNI has punched...
Via College Spun
March 06, 2016  |  Discuss

MVC: Panthers edge Salukis in 66-60 nailbiter

ST. LOUIS -- Jeremy Morgan scored 18 points and Northern Iowa made six free throws in the last 28 seconds to defeat Southern Illinois 66-60 in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley tournament on Thursday.The fourth-seeded Panthers (20-12) face league champion Wichita State in Saturday's early semifinal.Northern Iowa led 29-28 at the half and built the lead to 12 before the fifth...
Via Associated Press
March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Northern Iowa basketball on a roll

Northern Iowa basketball finished the regular season tying for third in the Missouri Valley Conference with Southern Illinois at 11-7 in league play. The Panthers, only 2-6 in mid-January, have stunned many while winning nine of their last 10 games. The wins can be attributed to their impressive defense as of late. Northern Iowa has been allowing opponents 64 points on average this...
March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Thomas Davis blows up run play with big hit in backfield

Remember when the Carolina Panthers drafted LB Shaq Thompson to potentially replace Thomas Davis? Well, Davis sure hasn’t forgotten about it. The veteran linebacker has put together another stellar campaign this season, and hasn’t shown signs of slowing down. And he can still hit like the best of them. Check out this crushing blow he put on running back David Johnson in the...
Via The Sports Daily
January 24, 2016  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Northern Iowa Makes Amazing Buzzer Beater vs. No. 1 UNC

North Carolina might have won on the football field, but the hardwood was surprisingly the school’s downfall this weekend. The No. 1 Tarheels faced unranked Northern Iowa in what seemed to be one of the easier games in UNC’s usually tough schedule. It seemed like things were going as expected as UNC led the way through the first half. But a spark of fire was lit underneath the...
Via Gamedayr
November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Player Spotlight: Breaking Down Northern Iowa’s Seth Tuttle

Seth Tuttle is a name that even casual college basketball fans have started to hear the last few weeks. The Northern Iowa star has emerged as an All-American candidate. Tuttle is currently third on the Ken Pomeroy player of the year list, which helps to show that every stat out there loves him… and why shouldn’t they? Any way you break it, Tuttle is having a tremendous season...
Via The Student Section
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Northern Iowa makes Top 10 for first time in school history

The new AP Top 25 is out and the Top 5 is the same but the Northern Iowa Panthers have broken into the Top 10 for the first time in school history. Here’s the new poll….
Via The Student Section
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Northern Iowa crushes Southern Illinois 73-54

Seth Tuttle scored 19 points with seven assists and seven rebounds as Northern Iowa crushed Southern Illinois 73-54 on Wednesday night. Matt Bohannon added 17 points for the Panthers (15-14, 9-8 Missouri Valley Conference). Jeremy Morgan scored 15 and Marvin Singleton had eight. The Panthers hit 49 percent from the field, 78.6 percent from the line and outrebounded the Salukis...
Via Associated Press
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Northern Iowa defeats Bradley 80-46

Seth Tuttle scored a season-high 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Northern Iowa to an 80-46 victory over Bradley on Wednesday night. Matt Bohannon had 16 points and three assists for the Panthers (7-6). Wes Washpun added 15 with eight assists and a pair of steals and Jeremy Morgan came off the bench to score 10. Northern Iowa surged to a 14-0 advantage early in the first...
Via Associated Press
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Northern Iowa grinds Western Illinois 28-13

David Johnson ran for 156 yards and two touchdowns on Saturday night to lead Northern Iowa over Western Illinois 28-13. Ray Mitchell returned two interceptions for touchdowns and UNI (7-5, 3-5 Missouri Valley) ran the ball 42 times compared to only 12 pass attempts. Johnson eclipsed the 100-yard mark for the 15th time in his career and passed Carl Boyd to become fifth in UNI's career...
Via Associated Press
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

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