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Team: Northern Iowa Panthers
Home Games: The McLeod Center
Head Coach: Dan Jacobson
Conference Championships: Two (regular season), Six (tournament)
Northern Iowa Panthers Basketball TicketsThe University of Northern Iowa Panthers basketball program is a Division I collegiate basketball team located in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The Panthers basketball team has been skillfully handling the ball on the court for many decades, and it is a part of the Missouri Valley Conference, which includes many mid-major teams in the midwest. The Panthers team has been entertaining fans on the basketball court since 1899, and it has remained a competitive force among its peers. Since 2006, the Panthers program has been playing home games at the McLeod Center, a spacious and comfortable arena that provides great amenities to the teams and fans =. Under the excellent coaching of Dan Jacobson, the Panthers has surpassed previous records and has reached the NCAA tournament four times between 2006 and 2019. The 2019-2020 season promises to be just as exciting, and fans are ready for intense action courtside. Grab your Northern Iowa Panthers basketball tickets at StubHub today.
Who is the head coach for the Northern Iowa Panthers?Ben Jacobson has been the head coach for the Northern Iowa Panthers since 2006. Before becoming head coach for the Panthers, Jacobson was an assistant coach for the Northern Iowa Panthers basketball team from 2001-2006, and before that, he was an assistant coach at North Dakota State. Jacobson has an overall record of 266-168 for 13 seasons with the Panthers. As of 2019, Jacobson has led the Panthers to four NCAA tournament spots and four NCAA victories. He has been a Missouri Valley Coach of the Year three times, and he is fifth in all-time MVC coaching wins. He ranks sixth for MVC conference wins at 130 victories. Under Jacobson's leadership, the Panthers is the only team in the MVC to have beat two different No. 1 teams, Kansas and North Carolina. Jacobson has led the Panthers to the postseason seven times during his 11 seasons at Northern Iowa.
Where are the Northern Iowa Panthers games played?The Panthers basketball team calls the McLeod Center home. The McLeod Center was opened in 2006 and replaced the UNI-Dome as the home of the Panthers men's and women's basketball teams. It has a seating capacity of 7,018 and hosts other events besides basketball competitions. The court playing surface was recently replaced, and a team banner was replaced as well. As of 2019, future upgrades are to include a media room and an alumni suite.
Who are the rivals of the Northern Iowa Panthers?The state of Iowa is home to several collegiate basketball teams, and there has been a longtime rivalry among these schools for bragging rights for the best team in the state. The University of Northern Iowa, Iowa State, the University of Iowa and Drake have been vying against each other for decades, and these teams have been playing a four-team doubleheader in Des Moines since 2012. These annual matches are popular with fans of all four schools, and attendance is high. However, as of 2020, the University of Iowa has opted out, thus effectively ending the "Hy-Vee" classic in Des Moines.
What conference is the Northern Iowa Panthers basketball team in?The University of Northern Iowa is a member of the Missouri Valley Conference, an association of midwestern schools. The MVC is the nation's second-oldest NCAA Division I conference. The Conference has 17 wins in the NCAA Tournament in the past six seasons, earning multiple bids four times since 2012.
What was the 2018-2019 season record for the Northern Iowa Panthers?For the 2018-2019 season, the Panthers had an overall record of 16-18 and a conference record of 9-9 in the MVC, placing fifth overall in the conference. Other statistics include a PS/G: 65.1 (332nd of 353) and a PA/G: 65.6 (40th of 353).
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