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...
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March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Northern Iowa to start season with big-name opponent

No doubt your memories of Northern Iowa still immediately conjure up images of Ali Farokhmanesh and his bowling-ball-sized onions after he drained one of the most memorable shots of the past five years.But while UNI has continued to benefit from that shot and that win over Kansas (and it's becoming more and more clear, as we move further and further away from it, that KU-UNI is as...
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August 09, 2010  |  Discuss

Meet the UNI star making Farokhmanesh a household name

Four years before he buried the shot that toppled juggernaut Kansas and assured his place in NCAA tournament lore, Northern Iowa guard Ali Farokhmanesh considered giving up the sport he loves.His parents had sent out about 100 letters and highlight tapes to Division I and II basketball coaches, yet none had any interest in a skinny 5-foot-11 shooting guard from Iowa City whose own...
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March 24, 2010  |  Discuss

Video: Bold shot helps Northern Iowa stun top-seeded Kansas

Rock, chalk, Farokhmanesh. An audacious three-pointer by junior guard Ali Farokhmanesh propeled No. 9 Northern Iowa to a stunning upset of No. 1 Kansas Saturday afternoon in Oklahoma City. The Jayhawks were the top-seeded team in the field of 65 and were the prohibitive favorites to cut down the nets in two weeks.The shot came with 36 seconds left and UNI leading by one. The Panthers...
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March 20, 2010  |  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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