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Panthers enter the rankings for the first time since 2010

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 Off to one of the hottest starts in school history, the UNI men's basketball team has jumped in to the national rankings for the first time since the 2009-10 season. The Panthers debuted at number 24 in the coaches' poll and number 23 in the Associated Press poll.

Northern Iowa has jumped out to a perfect start in the early season. The Panthers held on to defeat George Mason in overtime on Saturday night to open the 2014-15 campaign at 8-0, the best start since coach Norm Stewart's team opened 10-0 in 1963.

UNI will look to stay perfect as they travel to the University of Denver on Wednesday night.

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