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UNI men seeded #9 in the NCAA Tournament

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INDIANAPOLIS (KWWL) - The UNI Panthers men's basketball team was selected as the #9 seed in the Midwest regional in the NCAA basketball tournament.

The Panthers will play in Oklahoma City against #8 UNLV (25-8) in a first-round game on Thursday at 6:10 pm.

UNI captured its second straight State Farm Missouri Valley Conference basketball tournament title with a 67-52 win over the Wichita State a week ago in St. Louis.

UNI is 28-4 overall on the year.

Last year, the Panthers were 23-10 going into the NCAA tournament. The team was seeded #12 and lost to #5 seed Purdue 61-56 in the first round.

KWWL's Colleen O'Shaughnessy was with the team at a tournament selection party Sunday. You'll hear player and fan reaction to the tournament seeding later on KWWL.com and the KWWL News at 10. Mark Woodley will also break down what this seeding means for UNI.

KWWL will have complete coverage of the Panthers throughout the NCAA tournament with live reports on the road with UNI.

Online News Director: Nate Leding

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