UNI hosts Bradley tonight, in home finale
February 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson
The UNI Panthers will look to avenge one of their toughest losses of the season tonight (Wednesday), as they host Bradley in their final regular season game at the McLeod Center. UNI let a 16 point second half lead slip away in their first meeting with the Braves, a 78-67 loss back on January 15. A big part of the Bradley comeback that night was their switch to a zone defense, something that UNI coach Ben Jacobson says the Panthers have seen a lot of since that game. Jacobson says that with six weeks between meetings, you can expect both teams to be playing a little differently, and playing a little better than they were in mid-January. The Panthers have just one senior this year, and Jacobson is encouraging Panther fans to come out to honor Johnny Moran as he plays his final game at the McLeod Center. UNI’s ticket office is offering four packs of tickets to tonight’s game for thirteen dollars, since Moran wears number thirteen. Bradley coach Geno Ford expects the Panthers to be highly motivated after losing the first meeting.