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UNI basketball ranked ahead of powerhouse North Carolina

CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -- UNI's school record 15 game winning streak has garnered national publicity as the Panthers jumped 6 spots to enter the Associated Press poll ranked at #20.  UNI also made their first appearance in the coaches poll ranked #22.

This marks only the second season in which a UNI team was ranked.  The Panthers appeared in the polls for 3 weeks during their 2006 season which culminated in the NCAA tournament.  That team only reached a high at #24, however, making this year's #20 ranking the highest in school history.

The Panthers are 16-1 overall and 7-0 in the Missouri Valley Conference. UNI travels to Wichita State for an 8:00 PM tip Tuesday night.

Online reporter Mark Woodley

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