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's seniors watched the Sweet 16 game they should've been in

With the wound of its stunning NCAA tournament meltdown against Texas A&M still raw, the Northern Iowa men's basketball team convened at head coach Ben Jacobson's house last Thursday to watch the evening's Sweet 16 games.On his downstairs TV, the 10th-year coach put on Villanova-Miami, and on the second floor, Jacobson turned on Texas A&M and Oklahoma, in case any of his...
Via FOX Sports
March 31, 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

Linn-Mar's Jordan Bohannon named 2016 Iowa Mr. Basketball

CEDAR RAPIDS — It’s still there. Being named Iowa’s 2016 Mr. Basketball isn’t going to remove it. Jordan Bohannon didn’t accomplish everything he wanted to in his incredible career at Linn-Mar. Tops on that list is never making it to the state basketball tournament. Four years as a varsity player, no postseason games at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. “Obviously, my main goal...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
March 14, 2016

Northern Iowa's winning culture leads to NCAA bid

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) Seniors Matt Bohannon, Paul Jesperson and Wes Washpun were stuck on a bus, heads hung low, after yet another game that Northern Iowa let slip away. The Panthers were 10-11 and 2-6 in Missouri Valley play after losing at Illinois State, looking nothing like the team that had already beaten North Carolina and Iowa State. The NCAA Tournament didn't seem like...
Via Associated Press
March 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Northern Iowa defeats Evansville in MVC championship game

ST. LOUIS — Northern Iowa guard Matt Bohannon was ready to say goodbye to Evansville star D.J. Balentine after the two teams had their final regular season meeting Feb. 27, but he had a feeling the Panthers and the Aces would square off one more time before the season’s end. “I would say it’s the last time I’ll be playing you,” Balentine recalls Bohannon saying, “but we both know...
Via The Catch and Shoot
March 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Northern Iowa subdues Indiana State 66-44

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) Wes Washpun scored 16 points and Matt Bohannon tallied 14 points to lead Northern Iowa in convincing fashion past Indiana State 66-44 Wednesday night. Northern Iowa (18-12, 10-7) forced a tie for fifth place in the Missouri Valley Conference with Southern Illinois (10-7), which lost 73-50 to Illinois State Wednesday night. Khristian Smith's early 3 gave...
Via Associated Press
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Bohannon with 21 points, Northern Iowa routs Drake 77-44

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) Matt Bohannon made five 3-pointers, matched a season-high with 21 points, and Northern Iowa rolled to a 77-44 victory over Drake on Saturday night. Bohannon shot 7 of 11 from the floor. Bennett Koch added 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting for Northern Iowa (10-7, 2-2 Missouri Valley Conference), which bounced back from a one-point loss to Missouri State on Jan...
Via Associated Press
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Feeling slighted, Linn-Mar’s Bohannon works his way to major D-I college program

CEDAR RAPIDS — The moment it all changed for Jordan Bohannon came sometime in June. Linn-Mar was having a summer scrimmage with Iowa City West at the North Liberty Community Center.No one remembers the final score, not that it was important. Bohannon has no idea how many points he finished with or any of his stats.He just knew he played well. Validation came when University of Iowa...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
November 25, 2015

Bohannon status still uncertain

SEATTLE — Northern Iowa junior Matt Bohannon’s status remains undetermined for Sunday’s NCAA tournament game against Louisville after suffering a broken finger in the second half against Wyoming on Friday.Bohanno
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
March 21, 2015

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