Men's Basketball
UNI, Denver to Meet in BracketBusters Feb. 23
Courtesy: UNI Athletics Communications  
Release: Saturday 02/04/2013
The University of Northern Iowa men's basketball team will play host to the Denver Pioneers as part of the 2013 Ramada Worldwide BracketBusters event. The UNI and Denver game will be played on Sat., Feb. 23, at 7 p.m., in the McLeod Center. The game will be shown on ESPN3.

Denver is 13-8 overall this season, but has posted an 9-2 mark in the Western Athletic Conference. The Pioneers have won nine of their last 10 games. Denver is led by sixth-year head coach Joe Scott.

UNI (12-11 overall, 5-6 Missouri Valley Conference) is ranked No. 94 in the latest NCAA RPI released today. Denver is at 106 in the NCAA's RPI.

UNI and Denver have met two times with the Panthers scoring wins in both matchups. UNI scored a 61-56 victory over Denver in the McLeod Center on Nov. 15, 2008. The Panthers also tallied a 71-65 victory in Denver on Nov. 13, 2009.

This will mark the ninth TV appearance for UNI in the BracketBusters - the most in the Missouri Valley Conference. UNI is 4-4 in TV BracketBuster games.

UNI is 5-5 all-time in the previous 10 years of BracketBusters matchups.

UNI in BracketBuster Games
2003    UNI 76, @Louisiana Tech 71 -- (TV)
2004    UNI 82, @Wis.-Green Bay 75
2005    @UNI 86, W. Michigan 75 -- (TV)
2006    @UNI 65, Bucknell 61 (2OT) -- (TV)
2007    @Nevada 79, UNI 64 -- (TV)
2008    Illinois-Chicago 70, @UNI 58
2009    @Siena 81, UNI 75 -- (TV)
2010    @UNI 71, Old Dominion 62 -- (TV)
2011    George Mason 77, @UNI 71 -- (TV)
2012    @VCU 77, UNI 68 -- (TV)
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