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UNI back in Top 10 after MVC Tournament title; ISU at #13

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UNI celebrates their tournament win over Illinois State on Sunday, March 8. (Mark Woodley, KWWL) UNI celebrates their tournament win over Illinois State on Sunday, March 8. (Mark Woodley, KWWL)
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After taking home the Missouri Valley Conference tournament title, the UNI Panthers are once again one of the Top 10 men's basketball teams in the nation.

The Panthers (30-3) gained one spot over last week to arrive back at No. 10 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 college basketball poll. They're sandwiched between Kansas and Notre Dame.

UNI beat Bradley, Loyola Chicago and Illinois State in last week's MVC Tournament.

Iowa State also climbed up to No. 13 from last week's No. 17 ranking. They beat No. 15 Oklahoma and TCU last week.

The Cyclones (22-8) will begin the Big 12 conference tournament this week, facing the winner of Texas-Texas Tech on Thursday.

The Iowa Hawkeyes received 7 votes, but failed to make the Top 25.

The full poll:

1. Kentucky (31-0)

2. Duke (28-3)

3. Virginia (28-2)

4. Villanova (29-2)

5. Arizona (28-3)

6. Wisconsin (28-3)

7. Gonzaga (30-2)

8. Maryland (26-5)

9. Kansas (24-7)

10. UNI (30-3)

11. Notre Dame (26-5)

12. Wichita State (28-4)

13. Iowa State (22-8)

14. Louisville (24-7)

15. Oklahoma (21-9)

16. Baylor (23-8)

17. Utah (23-7)

18. West Virginia (23-8)

19. North Carolina (21-10)

20. SMU (24-6)

21. Arkansas (24-7)

22. Butler (22-9)

23. Georgetown (20-9)

24. Davidson (23-6)

25. Boise State (24-7)
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