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UNI Panthers take home the MVC Tournament Championship

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 Well it wasn't pretty for the 11th ranked UNI Panthers, they got down by as much as 14 to the Illinois State Redbirds.  The Panthers(30-3) started the second half on a 25-4 run that helped fuel  them to their fourth MVC title in school history and their first since 2010, with a  69-60 win over the Redbirds.

Seth Tuttle led the way with 15 points and 9 rebounds.  Nate Buss also chipped in 15 points  off the bench.  

Illinois State (21-12), who pulled a major upset beating top seeded Wichita State 65-62 yesterday to advance to the finals were led by Dashion Knight who had 16.

The conference title will help the Panthers secure what should be their highest seeding in school history in their first trip back to the NCAA tournament since 2010. 
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