Indiana State at UNI
Site: Cedar Falls, Iowa
Venue: McLeod Center
Date: Jan. 2, 2013
Time: 7 p.m. (CT)
TV: Panther Sports Network
Radio: Panther Sports Network
Live Stats: uni.statbroadcast.com
Tickets: $5 (general admission) - call UNItix at 319-273-4849
• The UNI Panthers men’s basketball team (7-6 overall, 0-1 MVC) will play its first game of 2013 vs. the Indiana State Sycamores (8-4 overall, 1-0 MVC) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the McLeod Center.
• Indiana State leads the all-time series, 23-21. The Sycamores are 2-4 in the McLeod Center.
• UNI’s 11-game home-court winning streak ranks as the 16th-best mark in the nation. It’s the second-longest streak (21 from 2009-2010) in the McLeod Center since the arena opened in 2006.
• UNI head coach Ben Jacobson is the dean of head coaches in the Missouri Valley Conference. Jacobson is in his seventh season at UNI and has compiled a mark of 66-43 (.606 winning percentage) in MVC play over that time
• Senior guard Anthony James is closing in on becoming the Panthers’ next 1,000-point career scorer. James has tallied 985 points heading into Wednesday’s game vs. Indiana State.
• Senior forward Jake Koch has tallied 868 points and 525 rebounds in his Panther career. Koch is one of 23 players all-time at UNI to reach both the 500-point and 500-rebound marks.
• Senior guard Marc Sonnen is the team’s leader in made three-point field goals with 31 through the Panthers’ first 13 games. Sonnen is tied for 9th all-time at UNI with 136 made 3-pointers.
• UNI has matched up against a trio of top-25 opponents this season in No. 2 Louisville, No. 19 Memphis and No. 21 UNLV.
• UNI has made at least one 3-pointer in 406 straight games.
Wednesday’s game between UNI and Indiana State will be shown live on the Panthers Sports Television Network (PSN).
The game will be cleared on KWWL (Waterloo Ch. 7), WOI (Des Moines/Ames Ch. 5.2) and ESPN3.
Brad Wells (play-by-play) and Kevin Lehman (analyst) will call the action.
INDIANA STATE SYCAMORES
The Sycamores (8-4 overall, 1-0 MVC) opened league play with a 77-75 win over Illinois State on Sunday.
Indiana State’s four losses this season have come at UCLA (86-59), vs. New Mexico (77-68), at Morehead State (71-63) and vs. San Diego State (62-55).
Indiana State is led in scoring by point guard Jake Odum (14.7 ppg).
A LITTLE ON LANSING
Greg Lansing is in his third season as the head basketball coach at Indiana State. Lansing burst onto the scene as a rookie head coach with the Sycamore basketball program in 2010-11 as led the Sycamores to the NCAA Tournament.
Greg’s father, Dave Lansing, coached high school basketball for 33 years in Iowa. Lansing’s dad, his mother, Diane, his sister, Angela, and his nephew, Jordan, live in West Des Moines.
The Sycamores own a slim lead in the all-times series vs. the Panthers, 23-21.
The squads split the season series last season with the home team winning both games. UNI defeated Indiana State in the McLeod Center, 65-48.
11 STRAIGHT HOME WINS
UNI’s 11-game home court win streak ranks as the 16th-best active home-court win streak in the nation.
UNI is 6-0 at home this season and closed the 2011-12 season with five consecutive wins.
UNI’s 11 straight home wins is the second-longest streak in the McLeod Center behind a 21-game win streak from Feb. 28, 2009-Dec. 19, 2010 (a stretch that included parts of three seasons).
WINNING TRADITION AT MCLEOD
UNI has posted an all-time mark of 77-22 (.778) in games played in the McLeod Center. The McLeod Center was finished in November 2006.
UNI was 13-3 at home in the 2011-12 season. The Panthers have won 41 of their last 49 games in the McLeod Center.
UNI posted a perfect mark of 14-0 in home games in the 2009-10 season. UNI set its home win streak of 21 between the 2008-09 and 2010-11 seasons.
For only the second time in seven seasons under head coach Ben Jacobson the Panthers failed to produce a double-figure scorer in a game.
Wichita State scored a 66-41 victory over the Panthers (12/30) and UNI’s leading scorer was senior Jake Koch with seven points.
The only other time it happened under coach Jacobson came on Feb. 5, 2008, when Creighton scored a 74-50 wiln over the Panthers. Travis Brown and Carlton Reed led the Panthers that night with eight points apiece.
NO. 23 IN THE NATION IN FT%
UNI ranks No. 23 in the nation in free throw percentage (75.7 percent) through the first 13 games of the season.
UNI is the top free throw shooting in team in the Missouri Valley Conference.
UNI’S SCORING TREND
UNI is averaging 81.6 points per game in each of its seven wins. However, the Panthers are scoring 52.7 points per game in each of its six losses.
CLUTCH IN THE LAST FIVE MINUTES
Senior Jake Koch (16-of-17) and sophomore Seth Tuttle (15-of-17) have been clutch at the free throw line in the final five minutes of games.
SONNEN LEADS FROM DEEP
Senior guard Marc Sonnen is the team’s leader in made three-point field goals with 31 through the Panthers’ first 13 games.
Sonnen has drained 136 3-pointers in his Panther career, which ranks tied for ninth on the Panthers’ all-time list. Sonnen is currently tied with Jason Daisy (1993-97).
Sonnen surpassed Dale Turner (1989-92), who had made 134 career three-pointers.
SONNEN ACCURATE FROM LONG-RANGE AS WELL
Senior guard Marc Sonnen ranks No. 29 in the nation in 3-point field goal percentage shooting at 43.7 percent.
Over Sonnen’s last six games, he is shooting 51.3 percent from 3-point range (17-of-32).
MITCHELL IS ON POINT
Sophomore point guard Deon Mitchell leads the Panthers in scoring at 11.7 points per game.
He has scored 18 or more points on four occasions this season, including a career-high 27 points in an overtime win over Toledo (11/14).
Mitchell led the Panthers with 23 points against Iowa (12/15) in the Hy-Vee Big Four Classic in Des Moines. It marked the second 20-point game of Mitchell’s UNI career.
Mitchell also leads the Panthers in assists (3.2 apg).
AJ CLOSING IN ON 1,000 POINTS
Senior guard Anthony James is closing in on becoming the Panthers’ next 1,000-point career scorer.
James has tallied 985 points heading into Wednesday’s game vs. Indiana State.
UNI has 34 all-time 1,000-point scorers in the history of its program.
KOCH-IN UP A STAT LINE
Senior forward Jake Koch is a stat-sheet stuffer supreme - to steal a line from Clark Kellogg.
Koch leads the Panthers in rebounds (82), blocks (19) and free throws made (54). He ranks third on the squad in scoring (10.1 ppg).
KOCH DRAINS ‘EM FROM THE LINE
Senior Jake Koch currently ranks No. 6 on the Panthers’ all-time free throw percentage list. Koch has made 273-of-336 career free throws for a mark of 81.3 percent.
Koch had a streak of 22 straight made free throws snapped vs. Stanford (11/23).
Maurice Newby (1987-91) holds the UNI free throw percentage record at 85.6 percent (149-of-174).
TUTTLE IS OH SO ACCURATE
Sophomore forward Seth Tuttle is UNI’s career leader in field goal percentage at 61.8 percent through 47 career games.
Tuttle is shooting 53.8 percent (42-of-78) this season, after blistering the nets last season at 65.2 percent (118-of-181).
SINGLETON HITTING THE OFFENSIVE BOARDS HARDS
Sophomore forward Marvin Singleton ranks fourth on the squad with nine offensive rebounds throught the first 13 games.
HOP ON THE BUSS
Through 13 games, sophomore forward Nate Buss leads the Panthers in field goal percentage (58.9 percent) and three-point field goal percentage (47.4 percent).
500 REBOUNDS, 500 POINTS FOR KOCH
Senior forward Jake Koch recorded his 500th career rebound in UNI’s 82-77 overtime win at George Mason (12/8).
Koch has tallied 861 points and 524 rebounds in his Panther career. Koch is one of 23 players all-time at UNI to reach both the 500-point and 500-rebound marks.
Name (Years) Pts./Rbs.
Del Nicklaus (1954-57) 604/611
Ron La Frentz (1957-60) 723/551
Jim Jackson (1959-60) 891/1,097
Pete Spoden (1959-63) 1,239/1,104
Craig Kneppe (1963-66) 1,200/685
Ken Huelman (1966-69) 1,275/818
John Martin (1967-70) 1,027/571
Randy Beilke (1971-73) 729/752
Darrell Timion (1971-73) 722/586
Bill Runchey (1973-76) 830/534
Randy Podhaski (1974-77) 831/510
Ron Lemons (1975-79) 1,476/760
Bill Jones (1978-81) 915/574
Jason Reese (1986-90) 2,033/773
Troy Muilenburg (1987-91) 1,251/599
Joe Breakenridge (1997-01) 956/766
David Gruber (2001-04) 1,116/625
Grant Stout (2003-07) 1,232/920
Eric Coleman (2004-08) 1,522/997
Jordan Eglseder (2006-10) 1,066/656
Adam Koch (2006-10) 1,186/596
Lucas O’Rear (2007-11) 529/517
Jake Koch (2009-present) 868/525
80 AND UP FOR UNI
UNI reached the 80-point mark for the fourth time this season its 82-75 win over Saint Mary’s (12/23).
UNI is 22-1 all-time when scoring 80 or more points under coach Jacobson. The Panthers have won 17 straight games when scoring 80 or more points.
UNI SCORING 80+IN JACOBSON ERA
Date Opponent Results
12/23/12 Saint Mary’s W, 82-75
12/8/12 at George Mason W, 82-77 (OT)
11/14/12 Toledo W, 84-81 (OT)
11/10/12 Wartburg W, 103-50
1/7/12 at Drake W, 83-68
12/19/11 Loras W, 84-48
12/6/11 Iowa W, 80-60
12/3/10 Colorado State W, 83-77
3/15/11 Rider W, 84-50
2/15/11 at Bradley W, 80-70
1/9/11 Bradley W, 83-77
11/16/10 Coe W, 84-45
1/3/10 Missouri State W, 84-76
12/12/09 Siena W, 82-65
11/23/09 vs. Boston College W, 81-69
2/11/09 Southern Illinois W, 81-55
1/17/09 at Drake W, 81-59
12/28/08 Indiana State L, 85-84 (2OT)
11/25/08 Chicago State W, 81-70
12/15/07 Wartburg W, 99-48
12/20/06 Wartburg W, 83-61
12/09/06 UMKC W, 85-53
11/13/06 vs. Pepperdine W, 83-58
THREE STARTING LINEUPS
UNI has used three different starting lineups this season.
UNI STARTING LINEUPS - RECORD
Koch-Tuttle-Sonnen-Bohannon-James - 2-0
Koch-Tuttle-Sonnen-Bohannon-Mitchell - 3-0
Koch-Tuttle-Sonnen-James-Mitchell - 2-6
UNI’S 3-POINT STREAK
UNI has made at least one 3-pointer in 405 straight games.
The last time UNI failed to make a 3-point basket came Feb. 3, 2000, vs. Southern Illinois in a 72-58 Panther victory in the UNI-Dome. UNI went 0-for-4 from 3-point land vs. the Salukis back in 2000.
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