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Panthers' Farokmanesch Earns Valley Honors

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(Cedar Falls)(KWWL) University of Northern Iowa senior guard  Ali Farokmanesch has been named the Missouri Valley Conference's Player of the Week for his role in two Panther victories.

Farokhmanesh averaged 20 points per game and led UNI to a pair of victories over Creighton (70-52) and Old Dominion (71-62). Ali buried five three-pointers in each contest and shot 52.6 percent from beyond the 3-point arc for the week. Over the two-game stretch, Farokhmanesh made 11-of-20 shots (55.0 percent) from the field.

Against Creighton, Farokhmanesh tied for team-high scoring honors with 17 points on 5-of-10 shooting from the floor. He also knocked in both of his free throw attempts against the Bluejays.

On Friday against ODU, Farokhmanesh set a career-high with 23 points - all of which came in the second half. Farokhmanesh made 6-of-10 shots from the field against the Monarchs, including 5-of-9 from beyond the arc. He hit 5-of-7 from 3-point land in the second half vs. ODU and also tied a season-high by making all six free throws he attempted.

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