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Men's Basketball
UNI to Square Off Against Weber State in CIT Semis
Courtesy: UNI Athletics Communications  
Release: Saturday 03/28/2013

Weber State at UNI
Site: Cedar Falls, Iowa
Venue: McLeod Center
Date: March 30, 2013
Time: 7 p.m. (CT)
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• The UNI Panthers men’s basketball team (21-14 overall, 11-7 MVC) will host the Weber State Wildcats (29-6, 18-2 Big Sky) in the semifinals of the 2013 CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT).
• UNI reached the semifinals with CIT wins over North Dakota (77-66), UIC (63-51) and Bradley (90-77).
• Weber State defeated Cal Poly (85-43), Air Force (78-57) and Oral Roberts (83-74) to reach the CIT semis.
• UNI extended the Missouri Valley Conference’s longest active 20-win seasons streak to five this season.
• UNI has set its single-season record for home wins this season with 16. The Panthers have posted a mark of 16-3 at home this season.
• UNI set its single-season 3-pointers made record for the fourth consecutive season. The Panthers have made 277 3-pointers this season.
• UNI is the best free throw shooting (76.0 percent) team in the Valley. UNI is ranked No. 9 in the nation in FT%.
• Senior guard Marc Sonnen ranks No. 4 in the nation in 3-point field goal percentage at 45.2 percent.
• Sonnen set the UNI single-season 3-pointers made record this season with 92. Sonnen needs six made 3-pointers to tie the UNI career record for 3-pointers (203 - Ben Jacobson).
• Sonnen’s 95 three-pointers made is currently the 7th-best single-season total in Missouri Valley Conference history.

RADIO INFORMATION
This year’s UNI men’s basketball games can be heard on the UNI Sports Radio Network, with KXEL (1540 AM, Waterloo, Iowa) serving as flagship station. Affiliates include KGYM (1600 AM, Cedar Rapids), KCHA (95.9 FM and 1580 AM, Charles City), KXNO (1460 AM, Des Moines), KQCR (98.9 FM, Hampton), KQMG (95.3 FM, Independence), KRIB (1490 AM, Mason City), KILJ (105.5 FM, Mount Pleasant), KWQC (1570 AM, Webster City).
    Long-time Panthers announcer Gary Rima handles play-by-play duties, while Kevin Boyle serves as analyst.  Head coach Ben Jacobson’s weekly radio call-in show will air on Thursdays, at 6 p.m.

COLLEGEINSIDER.COM TOURNAMENT RESULTS/PAIRINGS
FIRST ROUND
TUESDAY, MARCH 19
Eastern Kentucky 69, Gardner Webb 62
East Carolina 66, Savannah State 65
Rider 63, Hartford 54
Youngstown State 99, Oakland 87
Loyola MD 70, Boston Univ. 63
Evansville 84, Tennessee State 72

FIRST ROUND
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20
UNI 77, North Dakota 66
Bradley 75, Green Bay 69
Kent State 73, Fairfield 71
Canisius 69, Elon 53
Tulane 84, South Alabama 73
Illinois-Chicago 80, Chicago State 69
Oral Roberts 84, UT-Arlington 76
Weber State 85, Cal Poly 43
UC Irvine 80, High Point 71
Air Force 69, Hawaii 65

SECOND ROUND
SATURDAY, MARCH 23
Evansville 86, Eastern Kentucky 72
East Carolina 75, Rider 54
Canisius 84, Youngstown State 82 (OT)
UNI 63, Illinois-Chicago 51
Bradley 77, Tulane 72
Weber State 78, Air Force 57

SECOND ROUND
SUNDAY, MARCH 24
Loyola (MD) 73, Kent State 59

SECOND ROUND
MONDAY, MARCH 25
Oral Roberts 76, UC Irvine 62

QUARTERFINALS
TUESDAY, MARCH 26
East Carolina 70, Loyola MD 58
Evansville 84, Canisius 83
UNI 90, Bradley 77

QUARTERFINALS
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27
 Weber State 83, Oral Roberts 74

SEMIFINALS
SATURDAY, MARCH 30
Evansville at East Carolina, 4 pm
Weber State at UNI, 7 pm

CHAMPIONSHIP
TUESDAY, APRIL 2
TBD
(all times (CT)

WEBER STATE WILDCATS
The Weber State Wildcats (29-6 overall, 18-2 Big Sky Conference) reached the CIT semifinal with wins over Cal Poly (85-43), Air Force (78-57) and Oral Roberts (83-74).
    The Wildcats have won 16 of their last 17 games with the only loss coming in the Big Sky Tournament final at Montana (67-64) on March 16.
    Weber State is tied for No. 5 in the country in wins this season (29) heading into Saturday’s CIT semifinal.

HEAD COACH RANDY RAHE
Weber State head coach Randy Raye is a native of Bancroft, Iowa.
    Rahe was a two-sport athlete at Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, Iowa as a point guard on the men’s basketball team and a shortstop on the baseball team. He earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 1982.

ALL-TIME SERIES
This is the first meeting between UNI and Weber State in men’s basketball.

6TH-MOST WINS IN A UNI SINGLE
SEASON
UNI has tallied 21 wins this season to tie for the sixth-most victories in a single season in Panther men’s basketball history.
    UNI’s 2009-10 team set the school record for victories with 30.

WINS (SINGLE SEASON)
1.    30 (2010-11)
2.    23 (1963-64)
    23 (1989-90)
    23 (2005-06)
    23 (2008-09)
6.    21 (2003-04)
    21 (2004-05)
    21 (2012-13)
9.    20 (2010-11)
    20 (2011-12)

PANTHERS IN CIT PLAY
UNI senior guard Anthony James is averaging 20.7 points per game in the Panthers’ three CIT victories. James is shooting 52.6 percent (20-of-38) from the field, which includes an astounding 62.5 percent (10-of-16) from 3-point land.
    Sophomore forward Seth Tuttle is averaging 17.7 points per game and is shooting 56.7 percent (17-of-30) from the field in the trio of CIT games.
    Senior guard Marc Sonnen is averaging 12.3 points per game and has made nine 3-pointers in the three games.
    Sophomore guard Deon Mitchell is shooting 52.6 percent (10-of-19) from the field and has handed out a team-high 14 assists in the three CIT wins.
    As a team, UNI is shooting 49.1 percent (79-of-161) from the field in the three games. UNI is making 48.3 percent (28-of-58) of its three-point shots as well.

NON-CONFERENCE HOME-COURT SUCCESS
UNI has posted a mark of 41-8 (.837) vs. non-conference competition since the McLeod Center opened in November 2006.
    UNI is 9-1 at home this season against non-conference opponents. UNI also posted a 6-1 mark last season in the McLeod Center during its non-conference home schedule.

PANTHERS SET HOME WINS RECORD
UNI set its single-season home wins record with the Panthers’ win over North Dakota in the first round of the CIT.
    UNI is 16-3 at home this season and that bests the mark of 14 set in the 2009-10 season and 1988-89 season. UNI went 14-0 at home in 2009-10, while going 14-1 at home in the UNI-Dome in the 1988-89 season.

FIVE CONSECUTIVE 20-WIN SEASONS
UNI has won 20 or more games in five consecutive seasons - the longest active streak in the Missouri Valley Conference.
    UNI is one of 27 teams in the nation to have won 20 or more games in five consecutive seasons. The 27 teams include: Akron, Butler, Duke, Florida, Gonzaga, Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky, Louisville, Marquette, Memphis, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, UNI, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Saint Mary’s, San Diego State, Syracuse, Temple, UNLV, Utah State, Vermont, VCU and Wisconsin.
    UNI has tallied a total of ten 20-win seasons in the history of its men’s basketball program.
    Eight of those 20-win seasons have come since the 2003-04 season.

UNI’s 20-WIN SEASONS
1963-64 - 23-4
1989-90 - 23-9
2003-04 - 21-10
2004-05 - 21-11
2005-06 - 23-10
2008-09 - 23-11
2009-10 - 30-5
2010-11 - 20-14
2011-12 - 20-14
2012-13 - 21-14

5TH STRAIGHT POSTSEASON APPEARANCE
UNI is making its fifth straight postseason appearance, which is the longest streak in school history.
    Prior to its current streak of five straight postseason berths, UNI’s best string of postseason appearances was three in a row from 2004-2006.
    UNI has qualified for postseason play in eight of its last 10 seasons, including five trips to the NCAA Tournament.

ABOVE .500 IN DIV. I POSTSEASON PLAY
With its win over Bradley in the quarterfinal round of the CIT, UNI improved to 13-12 all-time in postseason play.

UNI VS. NCAA TOURNAMENT TEAMS
UNI faced six teams (Creighton, Memphis, Louisville, Saint Mary’s, UNLV and Wichita State) that season that will take part in the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
    UNI owns three wins over NCAA Tournament teams this season – Saint Mary’s, Wichita State and Creighton.

SATURDAY’S GAME FEATURES TWO OF THE NATION’S TOP 3-POINT SHOOTERS
UNI Senior guard Marc Sonnen is ranked No. 4 in the nation in 3-point field goal accuracy this season at 45.2 percent (minimum of 2.5 made per game).
    Weber State’s Scott Bamforth is ranked No. 6 in the natio in 3-point field goal percentage (45.0 percent).

Player, School    3s/Game    Pct.
Tyrus McGee, Iowa State    2.7    .464
Ryan Sypkens, UC Davis    3.7    .461
Ian Clark, Belmont    3.1    .459
Marc Sonnen, UNI    2.8    .452
Malcolm Miller, Southern    2.7    .452
Scott Bamforth, Weber St.    2.7    .450
Jeff Elorriaga, Boise State    2.9    .447
Sammy Yeager, Fullerton    2.6    .446
Connor Hill, Idaho    2.7    .444
Brandon Provost, UTPA    2.6    .443

SONNEN’S STREAK
Senior guard Marc Sonnen has made at least one 3-pointer in 22 straight games.
    Sonnen has made at least one 3-pointer in 42 of his last 44 games as a Panther.
    The UNI school record for consecutive games with at least one made 3-pointer is held by Nick Nurse with 27 (Feb. 23, 1987 - Feb. 20, 1988).

SONNEN LEADS FROM DEEP
Senior guard Marc Sonnen ranks No. 1 in the MVC in made three-point field goals (95).
    His 95 made 3-pointers rank him T-No. 16 in the country in 3-pointers made this season.

SONNEN CLIMBS PANTHER CHART
Sonnen has drained 200 3-pointers in his Panther career, which ranks him No. 3 on UNI’s all-time list.
    Johnny Moran ranks No. 2 on the Panthers’ all-time 3-pointers made list with 201. Ben Jacobson holds the UNI school record with 203 career made 3-pointers.

BEST SINGLE-SEASON 3-POINT MARK IN PANTHER HISTORY
Sonnen’s 95 three-pointers made this season is best single-season mark in Panther history.
    Sonnen’s 95 three-pointers made is currently the 7th-best single-season total in Missouri Valley Conference history.
    Only five MVC shooters have ever made 100 or more 3-pointers in a season (Troy Hudson - 134; Kyle Korver - 129; Jeremy Crouch - 118; Adam Leonard - 103; Kyle Korver 100).
    Erik Smith set the previous UNI single-season record for made three-pointers with 79 in the 2001-02 season.

UNI 3-POINTERS MADE (SINGLE SEASON)
1.    Marc Sonnen (2012-13)    95
2.    Erik Smith (2001-02)    79
3.    Ali Farokhmanesh (2009-10)    77
4.    Ali Farokhmanesh (2008-09)    75
5.    Cam Johnson (1993-94)    73
6.    Nick Nurse (1987-88)    72
7.    Ben Jacobson (2004-05)    71
8.    Darian DeVries (1997-98)    69
9.    Robbie Sieverding (1998-99)    68
    Jason Daisy (1995-96)    68

MVC 3-POINTERS MADE (SINGLE SEASON)
1.    Troy Hudson, SIU (1996-97)    134
2.    Kyle Korver, CU (2002-03)    129
3.    Jeremy Crouch, BU (2007-08)    118
4.    Adam Leonard, MSU (2009-10)    103
5.    Kyle Korver (2000-01)    100
6.    Shane Hawkins, SIU (1997-98)    96
7.    Marc Sonnen, UNI (2012-13)    95
8.    Johnny Murdock, MSU (1992-93)    94
    Blake Ahearn, MSU (2006-07)    94
10.    Jeff Harris, ILS (1986-87)    93
    Gary Collier, Tulsa (1993-94)    93
    Troy Hudson, SIU (1995-96)    93

NO. 3 LONG-RANGE BOMBER IN UNI’S HISTORY
Sonnen ranks No. 3 all-time on UNI’s career 3-point field goal percentage list. Sonnen has drained 42.1 percent of his career three-pointers.
    Sonnen trails only Nick Nurse, who shot 46.8 percent (170-363) from 3-point range, during his Panther career from 1986-89, and Cam Johnson (42.3 - 130-of-307).
    Nurse is currently the head coach of the Rio Grande Vipers in the NBA’s D-League.

WHAT A SEASON FOR SONNEN
Sonnen’s 45.2 percent shooting from 3-point land currently ranks as the second-best season total in UNI’s history (minimum of 50 made threes).
    Only Nick Nurse’s 1987-88 season, when he drained 49.7 (72-of-145) of his 3-point shots, ranks better.

JAMES RANKS NO. 10 ON UNI SCORING LIST
Anthony James ranks No. 10 on the Panthers’ all-time scoring list with 1,301 points.
    James scored 21 points in UNI’s CIT quarterfinal win over Bradley to move past No. 11 Cam Johnson (1990-94 - 1,286 points).

UNI Top-10 All-Time Scorers
1.    Jason Reese (1987-90)    2,033
2.    Randy Kraayenbrink (1983-86)    2,004
3.    Ben Jacobson (2003-06)    1,787
4.    Jason Daisy (1993-97)    1,721
5.    Bill McCoy (1970-73)    1,713
6.    Eric Coleman (2005-08)    1,522
7.    Ron Lemons (1976-79)    1,476
8.    Robbie Seiverding (1999-2002)    1,402
9.    Kwadzo Ahelegbe (2006-11)    1,329
10.    Anthony James (2008-present)    1,301

KOCH TO NO. 25 ON UNI SCORING LIST
Senior forward Jake Koch ranks No. 25 on the Panthers’ all-time scoring list with 1,106 points heading into Saturday’s CIT semifinal.
    Jake’s older brother, Adam, recorded 1,186 career points to rank No. 18 on the Panthers’ all-time scoring list. Jake and Adam are the first set of brothers to score 1,000 points at UNI.
    Adam is currently playing for the Bakersfield Jam in the NBA D-League.

80 AND UP FOR UNI
UNI reached the 80-point mark for the eighth time this season its 90-77 win over Bradley (3/26).
    UNI is 26-1 all-time when scoring 80 or more points under coach Jacobson. The Panthers have won 21 straight games when scoring 80 or more points.

UNI SCORING 80+IN JACOBSON ERA
Date    Opponent     Results
3/26/13    Bradley    W, 90-77
3/2/13    Illinois State    W, 80-72
1/20/13    Drake    W, 85-55
1/12/13    Bradley    W, 84-53
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
12/3/11    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

AJ EARNS 2ND TEAM ALL-MVC
University of Northern Iowa senior guard Anthony James (St. Louis, Mo./Normandy HS) has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches District 16 Second Team.
    The 242 student-athletes from 24 districts are eligible for the NABC Coaches’ Division I All-America teams.
    James leads the UNI Panthers in scoring this season at 13.5 points per game. He was a second-team All-Missouri Valley Conference selection earlier this season. James has scored in double figures on 23 occasions this season, including a season-high 25 points at Creighton (1/15).

UNI’s All-Time NABC All-District Picks
Jason Daisy - 1997 (2)
Ben Jacobson - 2006 (1)
Adam Koch - 2009 (1), 2010 (1)
Kwadzo Ahelegbe - 2009 (2), 2010 (2), 2011 (1)
Jordan Eglseder - 2010 (1)
Anthony James - 2013 (2)

AJ EARNS 2ND TEAM ALL-MVC
Senior guard Anthony James (St. Louis, Mo./Normandy HS) was named to the second-team All-Missouri Valley Conference squad.
    James earned honorable mention all-MVC honors as both a sophomore and a junior.

BOHANNON NAMED TO MVC ALL-BENCH SQUAD
University of Northern Iowa redshirt freshman guard Matt Bohannon (Marion, Iowa/Linn-Mar HS) earned a spot on the MVC All-Bench squad.
    Bohannon has seen action in all 35 games this season. Bohannon leads the team in bench scoring (123 points). He ranks second on the team with 44 made 3-pointers. Bohannon has tallied six double-figure scoring games. He has made three or more 3-pointers in six games this season. Bohannon tallied a career-high 14 points and buried four 3-pointers in UNI’s 68-65 win at Bradley (2/10). He has made 16-of-18 free throws (88.9 percent). Bohannon has committed only 20 turnovers in 716 minutes of action.
    Bohannon is the fourth Panther to earn MVC All-Bench honors. Travis Brown and Chip Rank earned the honor once, while Lucas O’Rear was a two-time All-Bench honoree.

UNI on MVC All-Bench Team
Travis Brown - 2008-09
Lucas O’Rear - 2008-09, 2009-10
Chip Rank - 2011-12
Matt Bohannon - 2012-13

PEHL, RANK EARN 2ND TEAM MVC SCHOLAR-ATHLETE HONORS
The University of Northern Iowa’s Austin Pehl and Chip Rank have been named to the 2013 Missouri Valley Conference’s Men’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete second team as announced by the league office.
    Rank (3.77 GPA - Economics) has seen action in all 35 games this season ... ranks No. 5 on the team in 3-pointers made (22) ... averaging 2.9 ppg and 2.5 rpg ... second on the team in bench points this season (100) ... has tallied at least one rebound in 33 of the Panthers’ 35 games ... scored a season-high 13 points in a 72-47 win over North Dakota (11/17) ... knocked in three second-half 3-pointers and scored 11 points to go along with five rebounds in 71-64 win at Drake.
    Pehl (3.42 GPA - Marketing & Graphic Design) has seen action in 25 games this season and drew two starting assignments ... Pehl is averaging 0.8 ppg and 1.7 rpg ... Pehl grabbed a season-high six rebounds at Evansville (1/29) in only nine minutes of action ... tallied a season-best four points in UNI’s 82-75 win over Saint Mary’s (12/23).
    Rank earned first-team MVC Scholar-Athlete honors last season, while Pehl was an honorable mention selection as a junior.

SONNEN SETS UNI GAMES PLAYED RECORD; KOCH IS 2ND; JAMES IS 7TH
Senior Marc Sonnen is the UNI record-holder in games played with 138. Sonnen surpassed Johnny Moran’s mark of 135 games set last season.
    UNI senior Jake Koch ranks No. 2 on the list with Moran at 137 games.
    Fellow senior Anthony James ranks T-No. 7 on the Panthers’ games played list at 127.

UNI Career Games Played
1.    Marc Sonnen (2008-present)    138
2.    Jake Koch (2008-present)    137
3.    Johnny Moran (2008-12)    135
4.    Kwadzo Ahelegbe (2006-11)    133
5.    Adam Koch (2006-10)    132
6.    Eric Coleman (2005-08)    128
7.    Grant Stout (2004-07)    127
    Brooks McKowen (2004-07)    127
    Anthony James (2008-present)    127
10.    Kerwin Dunham (2007-11)    126

SENIOR STARTERS
UNI’s senior class has combined to start 256 games.
    Jake Koch has started 102 games to rank No. 10 on the Panthers’ all-time games started list.
    Anthony James has started 85 games, while Marc Sonnen has started 57 contests. Austin Pehl has drawn 12 starting assignments in his Panther career.

UNI Career Games Started
1.    Johnny Moran (2008-12)    135
2.    Ben Jacobson (2002-06)    120
3.    Brooks McKowen (203-07)    117
4.    Eric Coleman (2004-08)    114
5.    Cedrick McCullough (1988-92)    109
6.    Randy Kraayenbrink (1982-86)    107
    Dale Turner (1988-92)    107
    Kwadzo Ahelegbe (2006-11)    107
9.    Jason Reese (1986-90)    104
10.    Jake Koch (2009-present)    102

SIXTH TOP-3 FINISH IN THE MVC
UNI finished in third place in the final league standings. It marks the sixth time since the Panthers joined the league in the 1991-92 season that UNI finished in the top three.
    UNI also finished in the top three in 2003-04 (T-2nd), 2004-05 (T-3rd), 2008-09 (T-1st), 2009-10 (1st) and 2011-12 (T-3rd).

IN THE UPPER HALF
UNI has finished in the upper half of the Missouri Valley Conference in 10 straight seasons.
    Prior to the 2003-04 season when the current streak began, UNI had finished in the top half of the MVC on two occasions (1993-94, 1996-97) since joining the league in 1991-92.

NINE OR MORE LEAGUE WINS
UNI and Creighton are the only MVC schools to have won nine or more league games in each of the past 10 seasons.

MVC’s BEST SINCE FEB. 1
UNI posted a league-best 7-1 mark in MVC regular season play from Feb. 1 to March 2.

10 STRAIGHT YEARS OF 18-PLUS VICTORIES
UNI has won 18 or more games in 10 straight seasons. Prior to the 2003-04 season, UNI had won 18 or more games only six times in the history of its men’s basketball program.

18-Plus Wins Prior to 2003-04
1961-62 - 19-5
1963-64 - 23-4
1978-79 - 18-11
1983-84 - 18-10
1988-89 - 19-9
1989-90 - 23-9

18-Plus Wins Since 2003-04
2003-04 - 21-10
2004-05 - 21-11
2005-06 - 23-10
2006-07 - 18-13
2007-08 - 18-14
2008-09 - 23-11
2009-10 - 30-5
2010-11 - 20-14
2011-12 - 20-14
2012-13 - 21-14

PANTHERS BEST FT SHOOTING TEAM IN THE VALLEY
UNI is the best free throw shooting team in the Valley at 76.0 percent on the season.
    UNI is ranked No. 9 in the nation in team free throw percentage.
    UNI senior Marc Sonnen has drained 96.4 percent of his free throws this season (27-of-28). Sonnen also has a streak of 22 consecutive made free throws heading into Saturday’s CIT semifinal game.

UNI SETS SINGLE-SEASON 3-POINT MARK FOR THE FOURTH CONSECUTIVE SEASON
UNI set its single-season 3-pointers made record for the fourth consecutive season. The Panthers have made 277 3-pointers this season.
    The previous best of 267 was set in the 2011-12 season.
    UNI’s 277 made 3-pointers this season ranks as the 13th-best single-season in Missouri Valley Conference history - but only the third best figure this year in the league. Creighton made 307 3-pointers, while Drake made 279 3-pointers.

UNI 3-POINTERS MADE (SINGLE SEASON)
1.    277 (2012-13)
2.    267 (2011-12)
3.    250 (2010-11)
4.    233 (2009-10)
5.    226 (2004-05)
6.    223 (2003-04)
7.    219 (2005-06)
8.    217 (2001-02)
    217 (2008-09)
10.    216 (2002-03)

11 1,000-POINT PLAYERS SINCE 2001
Jake Koch and Anthony James each joined the 1,000-Point Club at UNI this season. They became the 10th and 11th players to reach that figure since Ben Jacobson joined the UNI coaching staff in 2001.

1,000-Point Scorers Since 2001
Ben Jacobson (2003-06)    1,787 pts.
Eric Coleman (2005-08)    1,522 pts.
Kwadzo Ahelegbe (2006-11)    1,329 pts.
Anthony James (2008-pres.)    1,301 pts.
Grant Stout (2004-07)    1,232 pts.
Adam Koch (2006-10)    1,186 pts.
David Gruber (2002-04)    1,116 pts.
Jake Koch (2009-pres.)    1,106 pts.
Jordan Eglseder (2006-10)    1,066 pts.
Johnny Moran (2008-12)    1,048 pts.
Chris Foster (2000-05)    1,027 pts.

KOCH JOINS ELITE MVC STATUS
Senior forward Jake Koch is just the second player in the 106-year history of the Missouri Valley Conference to tally 1,000 points, 600 rebounds, 100 made 3-pointers, 100 assists, 100 blocks and 100 steals.
    Kyle Weems (Missouri State) is the only other MVC player to accomplish the feat.
    Koch has tallied 1,106 points, 672 rebounds, 123 made 3-pointers, 259 assists, 122 blocks and 116 steals.

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 (229), blocks (43) and free throws made (116). He ranks third on the squad in scoring (10.5 ppg).

SINGLE-SEASON SWATS FOR KOCH
Senior forward Jake Koch has blocked 43 shots this season to tie for the sixth-best single-season mark in Panther history.

BLOCKS (SINGLE SEASON)
1.    Grant Stout (2005-06)    80
2.    Grant Stout (2004-05)    75
3.    Scott Stafford (1983-84)    51
4.    Grant Stout (2006-07)    50
5.    Jordan Eglseder (2008-09)    44
6.    Eric Coleman (2007-08)    43
    Jason Sims (1994-95)    43
    Jake Koch (2012-13)    43
9.    Jordan Eglseder (2007-08)    38
10.    Ray Storck (1982-83)    36

KOCH DRAINS ‘EM FROM THE LINE
Senior Jake Koch currently ranks No. 7 on the Panthers’ all-time free throw percentage list. Koch has made 335-of-418 career free throws for a mark of 80.1 percent.
    Koch also ranks No. 9 on the Panthers’ all-time free throws made chart with 335.
    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).

FREE THROWS MADE (CAREER)
1.    Bill McCoy (1970-73)    579
2.    Jason Reese (1987-90)    504
3.    Adam Koch (2006-10)    446
4.    Robbie Sieverding (1999-02)    423
5.    Randy Kraayenbrink (1983-86)    410
6.    Jason Daisy (1993-97)    407
7.    Kwadzo Ahelegbe (2006-11)    393
8.    Eric Coleman (2005-08)    350
9.    Jake Koch (2009-present)    335
10.    Ken Huelman (1967-69)    323

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 1,106 points and 672 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.
    Koch is also one of 14 UNI Panthers to tally 1,000 points and 600 rebounds in his career.

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)    1,106/672

AJ IS GETTING HIS SHOTS
Senior guard Anthony James ranks No. 8 on UNI’s all-time field goals attempted list with 1,100.

FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS (CAREER)
1.    Randy Kraayenbrink (1983-86)    1,644
2.    Ben Jacobson (2003-06)    1,459
3.    Jason Reese (1987-90)    1,401
4.    Jason Daisy (1993-97)    1,287
5.    Ron Lemons (1976-79)    1,213
6.    Bill McCoy (1970-74)    1,177
7.    Pete Spoden (1960-64)    1,131
8.    Anthony James (2008-present)    1,100
9.    Howie Pigg (1951-55)    1,071
10.    Eric Coleman (2005-08)    1,048

TUTTLE IS OH SO ACCURATE
Sophomore forward Seth Tuttle ranks No. 2 in career field goal percentage at UNI. Tuttle has shot 59.8 percent through 69 career games.
    Tuttle is shooting 55.7 percent (136-of-244) this season, after blistering the nets last season at 65.2 percent (118-of-181).

STEPPIN’ UP HIS PLAY
Seth Tuttle has stepped up his play the past four months after a slow start in November.
    Tuttle has increased his per game scoring output over the past four months.
    Tuttle is averaging 12.1 points and 6.7 rebounds per game in December-March. He averaged 7.0 points and 5.8 rebounds per game in the month of November.

DEON’S DEVELOPMENT
UNI sophomore point guard Deon Mitchell is having a tremendous season and has the numbers to back it up.
    Mitchell has dished out a team-high 124 assists to go against 81 turnovers. As a freshman, Mitchell posted 57 assists against 74 turnovers.
    This season, Mitchell is shooting 43.9 percent from the field. As a freshman, he shot only 39.9 percent from the field.

DEON IS DISHIN’
Sophomore point guard Deon Mitchell has handed out 124 assists this season - the most for a Panther since Brooks McKowen was credited with 179 in the 2006-07 season.

THREE 20+ NIGHTS FOR MITCHELL
Sophomore point guard Deon Mitchell is tied for the team-high this season with three 20-plus scoring efforts.
    Mitchell scored 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. Mitchell also scored a team-best 20 points in UNI’s 85-55 win over Drake (1/20).
    Mitchell has scored 18 or more points on five occasions this season.    
    Mitchell leads the Panthers in assists on the season with 124.

UNI’s 20-Plus Scoring Games This Season
Anthony James (3)
Deon Mitchell (3)
Marc Sonnen (2)
Seth Tuttle (2)

Career 20-Plus Point Scoring Games
Anthony James (12)
Jake Koch (4)
Seth Tuttle (4)
Marc Sonnen (3)
Deon Mitchell (3)

YOU CAN CALL IT A COMEBACK
UNI has won 21 games this season with 16 of those involving a come-from-behind effort to do so.
    Most of UNI’s come-from-behind work has occurred in the first half. UNI has five second-half rallies for wins this season - Milwaukee, George Mason, Wichita State, Missouri State and Creighton.
    UNI overcame a 14-point margin vs. Evansville (Jan. 9) and took a two-point lead in the final minute, 59-57. However the Panthers eventually lost to the Purple Aces, 65-61.

Opponent    Biggest Lead Overcome
Toledo    Trailed by 5 - 15:18 (1st)
Milwaukee    Trailed by 5 - 15:03 (2nd)
at George Mason    Trailed by 3 - 16:16 (2nd)
Saint Mary’s    Trailed by 5 - 18:06 (1st)
at Illinois State    Trailed by 2 - 12:17 (1st)
Drake    Trailed by 4 - 11:49 (1st)
Southern Illinois    Trailed by 2 - 19:08 (1st)
Wichita State    Trailed by 7 - 16:59 (2nd)
Missouri State    Trailed by 5 - 7:37 (1st)
at Bradley    Trailed by 3 - 18:35 (1st)
Creighton    Trailed by 5 - 5:25 (2nd)
at Drake    Trailed by 4 - 13:15 (1st)
at Missouri State    Trailed by 10 - 11:22 (1st)
Illinois State    Trailed by 11 - 14:21 (1st)
UIC        Trailed by 3 - 15:36 (1st)
Bradley    Trailed by 10 - 7:05 (1st)

TRENDS TO LOOK FOR
UNI is 18-1 this season when it makes more free throws than its opponent. UNI’s only loss when making more free throws than its opponent came at Indiana State (1/26).
    UNI is 10-2 when it out-rebounds the opposition. UNI’s only two loss when it out-rebounded the opposition came against Denver (2/23) and at Southern Illinois (2/27).
    UNI is 19-3 when it leads at the half. The Panthers are 0-10 when trailing at the intermission.

UNI’S SCORING TREND
UNI is averaging 73.9 points per game in each of its 21 wins. However, the Panthers are scoring 56.6 points per game in each of its 14 losses.

FOUR STARTING LINEUPS
UNI has used four different starting lineups this season.

UNI STARTING LINEUPS - RECORD
Koch-Tuttle-Sonnen-James-Mitchell - 15-12
Koch-Tuttle-Sonnen-Bohannon-Mitchell - 3-1
Koch-Tuttle-Sonnen-Bohannon-James - 2-0
Koch-Tuttle-Pehl-Sonnen-James - 1-1

UNI’S 3-POINT STREAK
UNI has made at least one 3-pointer in 428 straight games, which is the third-longest streak in the Valley (Creighton - 645; Illinois State - 432).
    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.

WINNING TRADITION AT MCLEOD
UNI has posted an all-time mark of 87-25 (.777) in games played in the McLeod Center. The McLeod Center was finished in November 2006.
    UNI is 16-3 at home this season.
    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.

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Fans of UNI Athletics on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube will have access to updates, score recaps and special announcements.
    UNI Athletics on Facebook will give fans the chance to connect with other Panther fans, as well as providing information on upcoming events. Followers on Twitter will be able to access news about the Panthers on their computer or mobile device. Followers on YouTube will be able to access game highlights and press conference footage.

FACEBOOK
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