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UNI Men's hoops to face UNLV in December

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The Mountain West Conference and Missouri Valley Conference have announced next season's pairings for the MW/MVC Challenge Series in men's basketball. The University of Northern Iowa men will play at UNLV on Dec. 19.

UNI and UNLV's only previous meeting came on March 18, 2010, in the first round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament. UNI scored a 69-66 win over the Runnin' Rebels and were keyed to the victory by a three-pointer by Ali Farokhmanesh with 4.9 seconds remaining.

UNI is the only Valley school to go 3-0 in the previous three years of the Challenge. UNI scored a 72-54 win over Wyoming in 2009. UNI posted a 64-60 win at TCU in 2010. UNI then secured an 83-77 win over Colorado State in 2011.

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